|Mary Cumming, Petersburg, [Va?] to Rachael Craig, Lisburn.
|Irish Emigration Database
|Cumming (n. Craig), Mary
|middle class housewife
|Petersburg, Virginia, USA
|Lisburn, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
|T 1475/2 p.52: Copied by Permission of Miss A. McKisack, 9, Mount Pleasant, Belfast.
|The Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
|Document added by JM 01:09:1993.
|My dear Rachel,
By the time you receive this I suppose you
will be at school in Belfast. I hope most sincerely you will
like it. It gratifies me more than I can express to hear of
your improvement in every respect since I left you. I am sure
you will be everything my dear Margaret can wish. I expect
you will be able to superintend the education of a little
relative that I hope to take to you. Don't you remember the
plans you and I used to have in case of such an event?
You will be quite a woman when I see you again. I wish I was
near you to assist in making your clothes, but I suppose you
can sew very well now. I wish you would write a long letter
to me, tell me how you like Belfast, and all the news you can
think of. Will you learn to draw? If you do, I wish you would
take a sketch of Strawberry Hill for me, I would like it more
than I can tell you.
Farewell! my beloved Rachel, I am sure you will be everything
I could wish.
[Postscript to Mary Cumming's letter to Margaret Craig, Lisburn