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Title: R. Cowan, Co. Down to Margaret [Trimble?], U.S.A.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCowan, Robert/46
SenderCowan, Robert
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCo. Down, N.Ireland
DestinationNorth America
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT 3619/2: Deposited by Mrs. M.G. Underwood.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9802538
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 09:02:98.
Word Count550
TranscriptFofany [Fofannybane?] [Fofannyreagh?]

May 2nd /56 [2 May 1856?]

Dear Margaret
I again take up my
pen to address you hoping to find you
in good health as this leaves us all in
same at present thank God for
all his continued Mercies to us poor
miserable sinners. Dear Niece I sent [a---?]
a letter addressed to you in the beginning
of February & four days after it went
away the Respectable present of your likeness
& a pound of Money was forwarded to me
from Belfast by Mr. Wm. [William?] Wier
this afforded me a few particulars
more than I could have wished to
have [---?] and in the letter I feel
truly grateful & thankful for your
unmerited friendship to me. I can
only acct [account?] for your friendship to me
in one way & it is this because you loved
your Mother & your Mother loved me
the object of her love is not forgotten by
thee. May the Lord reward you for all
that you have done for me, & increase
your store ten fold in place of what you
have given away. You Aunt Jane &
Cousin Eliza & Cousin Margaret Magowan
were very glad to see your likeness it caused
them to shed a good deal of tears when
they first saw it. I think they will preserve
it as long as they live to keep them in
mind of an absent friend you desired
me to send your Sister Mary's age & yours
and it escaped my memory till the letter
had been sealed. Mary was born in
the latter end of December /28 [1828?] which leaves
her now to be twenty seven years of age
past the same time in Decr /55 [December 1855?] Dear
Margaret your birthday was on Easter
Sunday in the commencement of
/35 [1835?] which leaves you to be twenty one years
of age past last Easter Sunday in the
commencement of /56 [1856?] The bearer of this
letter is your old friends George & Martha
Hamilton who is now getting out to America
by the singular liberality of Martha's Sister
Margaret who within the short space of three
years have sent 91 pounds to take her Sister
[&?] their families to the land of freedom
John Peters's son Wm has sent home ten
pounds to take his sweetheart Margaret
Wilkison to him, I will not trouble you
with much in this letter as I have written
to you so lately before. I am going to send
letters to you by Waterford lest you should
have removed from the place you were
into [Keneday?]. I would like to hear from
you as often as it would be convenient for you
to write, at the farthest I would like to hear
from you at the beginning of every new year
when you write to me be as explicit as possible
in giving me the particulars of your own
circumstances & your friends, when you write
send me your address that I may know how to send
my letters back to you, also mind to write the
name of the townland that I live in, direct for
me at Hilltown post office by Newry, to the care
of the Revd Mr [Lockard?] Hilltown, we all join
in sending our love to you & Mary & your Father
Dear Margaret I remain
as ever your affectionate Uncle
Robert Cowan