|Margaret Craig, [Brookville?] to her mother, Lisburn.
|Irish Emigration Database
|Lisburn, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
|T 1475/2 p3: Copied by Permission of Miss A. McKisack, 9 Mount Pleasant, Belfast.
|The Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
|Document added by LT, 25:04:1994.
|My dear Mother,
We got here very safe about half after eight.
We found Mrs. Sharman worse than we expected. She was very
glad to see us, and had been thinking great long for us since
Thursday. She was a little better yesterday, but had a very bad
night last night. She had not so severe an attack of the gout
these many years, and is very ill with other complaints besides
it. Her hand and leg are very much swelled.
The day before yesterday she gave us fine tamboured muslin
for frocks, it is a running pattern, and lace to trim tuckers.
and cotton for work-bags. The lace I believe is the same as
the yard you bought last, only a good deal broader, we will
make the frocks ourselves.
There was a Mrs. Hughes here yesterday evening, the
Mr. Sharmans and we conveyed her the lenght [length?] of Cottraw.
She is Mrs. Kennedy's Mother.
We read French every day, and say two of the verbs.
Mary draws a little. Mrs. Sharman will be very glad to see my
Father on Wednesday. Mr. Sharman cut our hair the other day.
We sleep in a very pleasant room, one window looks front, the
other to the road. I hope Mr. Malcolm will bring me a letter
from you or my Father if he goes to Hill Hall [Hillhall?], but you can ask
some of the family on Sunday. I hope you don't think long.
Mrs. Sharman and Mary join me in love to you all. Give my
love to Nancy.
I am, my dear Mother,
Your affectionate Daughter,
Mrs. Craig. Strawberry Hill