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Title: O'Brien, Margaretta to O'Brien, Joseph Sinton, 1842
CollectionThe Transatlantic Letters of an Irish Quaker Family_1818-1877 [B. Jackson]
SenderO'Brien, Margaretta
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionQuaker
OriginCollins, Lake Erie, NY, USA
DestinationNYC, USA
RecipientO'Brien, Joseph Sinton
Recipient Gendermale
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Partial Date
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Word Count297
Genrefamily news
TranscriptCollins 14 of 9 mo 1842

My Dear Brother
As I have an opportunity to send this by John Healy, Christopher Healy son, who is out buying up cheese and
butter, he being in the whole-sale provision business in New York or clerk to one. I thought that I would write.
We are all well. Father and the little boys are at making fence now alone, because Thomas is gone to Pontiac to
learn to turn and to make such things should be wanted in the city and around their. We have not Sean him since
he went their. He is agoing to stay their two weeks before he comes home. Father has sold the old mare and got
a colt that will be two years old in the spring and a yoke of yearling steers for her. He sold her to Hugh Laing.
We have Ann Widerfield living with us and she says that she is going to stay with us till she is 17. We heard
that her Father was mad when he first heard of it, but he has soberd down and has been to see her. Lucy Healy
is hear and is going away to day and she says that she has a good mind to write some and let me coppy it for her,
but I guess she wont. We have had a great deal of company this summer: some weeks we have company almost
every day. Father, Mother and I went up to O'Briens last week. They are going to Ohio if they can sell their farm
this fall. Their daughters ar both married and live their and wants the rest to come up their to live. Almira is
teaching school in the Sloans district. I remain

thy affectionate Sister