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Title: Catherine Fitzgerald, New York,to Mr.& Mrs. Cahill,Quebec.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileFitzgerald, Catherine/26
SenderFitzgerald, Catherine
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationseamstress
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNYC, USA
DestinationQuebec, Canada
RecipientFitzgerald Cahill, Mary
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceEmigrant letters of The Fitzgerald Family, Co.Tipperary, 1829-1907. Copyright reserved by Edwina Goddard,750 San Fernando St.,San Diego, CA92106,USA.
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9511086
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 17:11:95.
Word Count372
TranscriptTranscribed by Edwina Goddard

Old Irish Letters

Letter from Catherine FitzGerald, New York City, New York, 12
October 1851.To her sister & brother-in-law,Mr.& Mrs.Michael
Cahill, Quebec, Canada.
Addressed to Messuier Lemesuier and Co., Mr. Michael
Cahill, Quebec, North America.
Postmarked: New York,Oct 17,10cts; Montreal, L.C.Oct(?).
Cream paper in fair conditio, folded, creased, holes at
waxes, sealed with red sealing wax.

New York oct 12th 51

My Dearly and beloved Brother and Sister
I take up my pen
for the fourth and Last time I will even trouble you for an
answer to my letters. My Dear, I want nothing from you but a few
lines for to let me know whether you are living or dead but my
dear I know not why sisters have not sisterly love for one
another in this country as they do home or what it is that
changes you all.I know not but were I in the Indies I would not
change. Yes my dear sister I love my sisters as I do my life. I
love them more than they do me and I see also that in a foreign
home . I asked one request of you that is for to let me know how
[coulars?] do in Canada or how is dressmakers paid in it. Eliza
tells me they are paid as lo [low?] in it as they are hi [high?]
there. Pay here is but poor when I am paid only 20 shillings per
week. That is 10 shillings british and then pay my board out of
that. It leaves me but little for to spare but all that I do not
care for, if the Lord left me good health I would get along first
rate but I am so much indred [in dread?] of the winter and I know
if I get another attack it will kill me

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so she wished me for to go to Canada for the place is more
wholesome. Yes, my dear I would wish for to go to. Please for to
let me know if you heard any account of my Mother nor my beloved
sisters whether they are dead or living. Yes my dear I hope you
will pardon me for not asking for you nor your family but I
trust in God they are well. Let me know how is sister Judy and
family. Please for to send me her address. Remember me to William
O Donnell and wife. If you will write direct your letter to
Mr.John M Niccol No.16 Bedford st.New York City for me. My dear
brother and sister I will say no more but
I remain your ever dear and affectionate sister
until Death Catherine FitzGerald

This letter is in the possession of Edwina T.Goddard
750 San Fernando Street
San Diego,California 92106.