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Title: Margaret Armstrong, Lurgan, to Joseph Armstrong, Michigan.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileArmstrong, Margaret/52
SenderArmstrong, Margaret
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginLurgan, Co. Armagh, N.Ireland
DestinationMichigan, USA
RecipientArmstrong, Joseph
Recipient Gendermale
SourceDonated by Donald J. Boyle, 51 William St., Brantford, Ontario,N373K6, Canada. email : don boyle @ worldchat.com.
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9806881
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 25:06:98.
Word Count500
TranscriptWindsor Terrace
Jany 9th 1875

Dear Joe
I suppose you
will be looking out for
an answer to our
last letter by the time
you get this so I have
told Father to have a
letter written to either
John or you to include
in this to-day. We got yr
[your?] very welcome letter
just three days before
Xmas. We guessed you
wd [would?] remember us about
that time. I suppose you
had a letter from us
about the same time.
Well we talked of you
& all the others on Xmas
day & were wishing each
& all a happy time. We
had a very sweet goose
done to perfection We
said if Joe were here
he wd [would?] like this.
We have nothing very new since
I last wrote all things go
on in the old way. I
wonder Mr Balham did not
write you perhaps he did
not get your letter. We have
no means of hearing about
him, but I guess they are
all well. I hope Henry
is good tempered with his
wife she is a pretty good
tempered healthy girl
the last two are indispensable
in a good wife - You
remember Mr [Henning?] Robb
who had a nice house
at the bridge in Portadown
tis his eldest daughter
Hannah who is spoken
of is going to be married
to little Averill Shillington
he is attentive to her I
hear - sees her home
from meetings &c if that
is any sign in Ireland.
I am sure he wd [would?] get
a thousand pounds
with her - She is the
Miss Robb John met in our house
with Sarah Shillington -
she has red hair and
on the whole is called unhandsome
but is a very wise girl with a first
class education acquired in England.
Aggie Irwin was in lately - she was
asking for you - She is likely to be
married to a young man who lodges
in her fathers David Irwins, he is a
Mr Morrison in Armstrongs factory.
I rather think she is doing the
courting - I hope business will
do well with you as the spring
opens - every kind of trade is
dull just now in this country
& we see by the papers that business
is very bad in the States - I hope
John, his wife & family are well -
We are glad to know that John
is preaching again - Tell us if his
Church is under this Conference - or
is it independent of it - I need not
tell you anything about Ivy [C---age?]
as father will do that. Mother joins
me in love to John his wife
& family - not forgetting yourself.
I hope you will write
soon again & let us know
how you are getting on - we were
glad to know you had begun
to serve God more fully than you
had in the past there is nothing
to equal religion even for this world
Your affect [affectionate?] cousin