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Title: McBride, Mary to Gifgut, Wiliam, unknown
CollectionNew Brunswick Letters
SenderMcBride, Mary
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationdomestic employee
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNewburyport, Mass., USA
RecipientGifgut, Wiliam
Recipient Gendermale
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Partial Date
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Word Count538
Genrefinding a town to settle, job, inquires about family, emigrant friends' deceased, tells about friends, crops
TranscriptNewbury Port Oct. the 23.

my Dear friend Mr. William Gifgut I arived safe to St Johns I met with Mr. Christopher jones
from Carigan he paid 40 shillings for me and my sister to go to Boston we did not like Boston so
we came to Newbury Port a town abiout 45 miles from Boston on our own expenses I should be
thankful to you if you would be so kind as to let me know if my Sister ann is in Carigan if my
Sister ann is in Caragan I want her to let you know if my Brother Michael and Sister Catherine is
in Greenock in cotland if they remain there untill st Paterick day I will send you money enough
to bring them to New York my Sister and I are saveing a pound a week my Sister and I are in
good Health we have got an ecellant situation and a fine Master and Mistress we like them very
much I want you to write and let me know how Mrs. Gefcut and the babies do I want to hear
from them and see them very much I want to know how the nurse does and Elisa Dendas I want
you to let Mrs. Gefcut know that old Mrs. waker died on st paterick Isiland one side of st Johns
and her son an daughter laid sick with a fever at the same time I want you to let John gordan
know that his son died on the passage Denis Meeally and his Sister inlaw and Child died when
they came a shore and Patrick carway and James Meglothland of balacanard. will you send me
an acount of Mr. Wm Stephens wife and family how they do and Wm Meeam wife and family
and Andrew Long wife and family the most of the people that came out in your vessels have
died in st johns I thought you would like to hear how the crops are in this country they are
gineraly very good except the potaitoes they are not very good please send me an account how
the crops are in your cowntry Capt Perdon and his Lady wer very good friends to me at sea will
you be so kind as to let briget rock know that I saw her Brother Mickeal he was well his wife and
all his family died on the psage except his eldest daughter he was in company with me to
Boston parson Irvin of Boston got a situation for my Sister in St Andrews I was so lonesome
without her that I sent for her she is now living in the same place with me Mr. Irvin wished me
to write to you that he was in Colege with you my best wishes an blessings to you and your
Lady I an well and I want you to send me a letter as soon as you receive this Please direct your
letter to Mary Mcbride Newbury Port Mass to the care of Mr. Enoch Tilton state St I would pay
the postage of letter but it is not taken here I shall think the time long before I get your letter
No more at prest.