|Title:||O'Brien (n.Greeves), Anne to McDonnell, Mary, 1821|
|Collection||The Transatlantic Letters of an Irish Quaker Family_1818-1877 [B. Jackson]|
|Sender||O'Brien (n.Greeves), Anne|
|Origin||Cattaragus, NY, USA|
|Genre||invitation to visit|
|Transcript||Cattaragus Care of Mary Sinton [28 1 mo 1821]|
Thro a letter from [father] to Wm we are led to expect thee arrived in New Y same time it did, & at the same time
can hardly think it possible that M. McDnl returns to cross the Atlantic. If it is so, I hope from my heart I will
have the inexpressable pleasure of seeing her. Oh! how delighted I should feel, could I only get thee to see us.
Traveling from N.Y. to Buffalo is extremely cheap & we are only 30 miles from that place, if thee can only put up
with the woods fare, I'll engage thee an Irish welcome as a further inducement.
Uncle Simon's family only live a few rods from us, & I am not afraid to say they wd make thee welcome also.
We have formed no acquaintances here yet tho' there are a great many friends settled about us. There [is] a meeting
house 4 miles each way from us. I dont visit any except at Uncle's & his son-in-law's [Sidney Tracey] who has
also removed out here, so thee may think I live a pretty retired life. But I feel satisfied & contented as long as I
cant get home - but I should not like it so much, was I in Ireland.
F mentions having forwarded a little box by same vessel thee was to come in, directed to A.B.s care, which thou
will please let us know if it has arrived when thee writes, which I hope will be as soon as thee knows how to direct,
and that is JACOB TAYLOR, SMITHVILLE via BUFFALO, NEW YORK, for A. O'B.
Thou wilt probably have heard of another addition to our family, that of a son in 8th month last who we call
Joseph for Uncle J. Sinton. He's a fine stout fellow and will soon be able I hope to chop wood, a thing we have
plenty of. For that alone I doubt we'll suffer this winter, for its very cold on the bank of the Lake then.