|Title:||Mullawney, John to family, 1847|
|Collection||New Brunswick Letters|
|Sender Occupation||domestic employee|
|Origin||St. John, N.Brunswick, Canada|
|Genre||correspondence, friends and acquaintances, fever causing deaths, wants to send money, greetings|
|Transcript||St.John N.B. November 22d 1847.|
My Dear and loveing Father and Mother I take my pen to address you with those few lines
hopeing to find you Father and Mother Brother Patt & Brother Mick in as good health and all
inquiring friends as the are to numrious to mention thir Names as My Dearly beloved Sisters
and I is a present thanks Be to the Most high and Merciful King of heaven for it. My Dear Father & Mother I wrote ye a letter in the commencement of July last which left me and my sisters verry uneasy for not Getting an answer to But I Believe that it was not your fault altogether.
Leady Gore Booth Brt. Lissadell Got it as I am informed By Different people that come aut to
this Country. And I heard that ye sent a letter with Young Mick Geraghty not hearing one word of it until my Master sent me to the City with a horse and waggon for his Daughter and her husbant and I stead in town untill the come home on Sonday Eavening and the Man that I told you to Direct the letter to told me that this Mr. Geraghty was in his house and he told him to Give him the letter and he would not which the Man was verry uneasy when he could not Get to send me an account But when I got going in he told me all about it and I happened to see the other Mick which i was verry much regoiced and he told Me that he had the letter for me and if he had known that he would not Bring me the letter he would take it out of the trunk and keep it for me But he went to the United States and Biddy Butlers Mick was to go the thursday after me Been talking to him he told me that His Brother Patt send him 3£ 10s. from New York to St. John to pay his Passage and he is to let his Brother Patt know how he treated me But God forgive and I forgive him. My Dear father and Mother i wrote a letter for Flan Feenys Daughter and i wrote home to ye in her letter to wright to me as soon as possible Bud idid not Get an Answer as yet and now I am wrighting this with the Assistance of God to ye and I hope i will Get an Answer to it. My Dearly Beloved Father & Mother I am told that we have the Cow in Lisadell which I am verry much regoiced to hear that she has a hiffer Calf and when i told Mary and Margret the were verry much regoiced to Dear Father & Mother there is a disorder very numorous in this County what the Call the tipes fevir there is thousands of people Dieing with it But thank God we were never in Better health Dear Father & Mother I hope that ye are not in want nor poverty as yet and we are waighting to Get an answer to some of the letters and with Gods healp for nothing good Can Be Done without his healp we will send ye home a valuable letter for Margret is verry often talkeing to me about sending home Money none cam Be sent home from here less than £4 of the irish Currency But thank God we can send home what will Be of Service to ye at all evence My Dear Mother and Mick I hope that yeare in good for i Be often thinking of Ye and not forgitting Father & Patt No more at present from your Dearly Beloved Son John Mullowny & Daughters Mary & Margret Nancy Leader of Cloughvoley is at service within two miles of us and She is Doing well But She got Great sickness on Bord of the Ship Dear father I hope you will let Brother James McLeane know that i will not forget him for his kindness to me when I am sending the next letter I send my love and Bist respects to him and sister Mary Patt Martin and Misses which i was verry much regoiced when i heard she had
a young son Mary Margret and me joines in sending our love and Best Respects to my uncle
Martin & Misses Patt martin John Mary and Nancy to Mick Hart and Misses and all the family
John Devany and fammily Patt Hooks & fammily Patt Mulroony & family and to all the Brothers and Sister that is joined in the holy Order of St. Domnick No more at present from your Dearly Beloved Children John Mary & Margert Mullowney till Death Weare all highered in the one house As soon as you receive this letter wright as soon as possible and Direct it to Mr. George Ball of Misspeek Mills Parish of Simons Province of St.John British North America.