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Title: Greeves, Susanna to O'Brien, Joseph Sinton, 1843
CollectionThe Transatlantic Letters of an Irish Quaker Family_1818-1877 [B. Jackson]
SenderGreeves, Susanna
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationshop keeper
Sender ReligionQuaker
OriginLisburn, N.Ireland
DestinationCollins, Lake Erie, NY, USA
RecipientO'Brien, Joseph Sinton
Recipient Gendermale
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Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count582
Genrecorrespondence, family, she's glad he's doing fine
TranscriptLisburn 4/16 43

My dear Nephew
When I commenced the other side to thy Mother I did not then intend to make a joint letter but on second
consideration I think but to send this direct to thee & will give thee the oppty of reading Mothers part, after
which thou wilt be kind enough to forward to her as soon as thou can[s]t, as I have been too long without writing
her. But thou wilt see my time has been much occupied with dear Grandfather.
I was glad to see thy long looked & wished for letter & I suppose thou art now like myself beginning to imagine
that thy Aunt Susanna is long of answering it. But we must not begin to wax cold in our commencement bur keep
writing once & a while even if it should not be as frequent as either of us would wish. We are sad to hear of the
return of thy Brother Thos return of ill health: I hope poor fellow before this that he is better. I would be glad thou
would write me soon & say if thou hast had any late account from home. I was surprised to find that it was a year
since thou left home. How time flies - this should remind us, my dear boy, of the uncertainty of it, & we should
always bear in mind that we have no continuing City here. I am glad to find thou likes thy new employment &
had such kind friends to be with as Ab Bell & his family. James and Rebecca were great favourites of ours,
particularly the latter as we knew her best. The account thou gives of our Cousin Phoebe Sinton is very agreeable:
Cousin James Greeves used frequently to tell us of her - I am sure she is one I should like well, for I like all those
that can both give & take a joke & a[l]tho I say it myself I am one that can take a joke, altho I may fall far behind
in giving one. It must have been very pleasant, thy visit to Joseph Beales & very kind in him asking thee to his place.
I was greatly gratified with thy letter & cannot see that thou arc so far deficient in letter writing as thou would
want me to suppose thou arc, & I hope the more thou sees [and] hears thou wilt still be improving. Thy Uncle
Thos was here at our Yearly Meeting & I gave him the perusal of it and he seemed pleased with thy acct of thyself
& all that it contained. As thy Mothers part contains a good deal about G.E's illness it would only be a repetition
were I to add it to this, so will refer thee to it & for more news what it Is likely I would have written thee. I dont
wonder that thou should like David Malcomson: he was a general favourite with us. I felt disappointed that he
did not call to see us, but the train now, since it goes further than here, takes a great many of our friends past us
who we used frequently to see. Thou must excuse this hasty written scrawl as I feel anxious to have it sent off first
post. With love Co Ab & family, I am

thy very afft
Aunt Susanna

Elizabeth Drouitt was the name or the person I want to know about.