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Title: M.Fitzgerald, Co.Tipperary, to "Dear Daughter" Quebec.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileFitzgerald, Mary/170
SenderFitzgerald, Mary
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhousewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCo. Tipperary, Ireland
DestinationQuebec, Canada
Recipientprob. Mary Fitzgerald Cahill
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceEmigrant Letters of the Fitzgerald Family, Co. Tipperary, 1829-1907. Copyright Reserved by Edwina Goddard, 750 San Fernando St., San Diego, CA 92106, U.S.A.
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9510189
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 26:10:95.
Word Count536
TranscriptShanbally, Oct.29th 1833
Dear Daughter
I received your letter on the 24th October which
gave my great pleasure to hear that you and my sister and
family were all well as this leaves us at present thanks be to God.<
I wrote four letters since your father died But no thidings<
Whether Dead or alive this three years Past which caused me
great uneasiness hearing such reports of the collera [Cholera?]
in that Part of the Country that I totally gave up that you
were all Dead. But I cannot describe the happiness your letter
Afforded me and your sisters when we received it thinking you
were dead after all. I went trice since the death of your father
part of which I let you know the in letters I sent you which you
did not say you got or no but I suppose you heard of his death when you<
directed to me very unkind of you that Did not say how am I<
managing with my house full of girls But thanks by God he is<
good There are three of them provided for since I wrote last.<
Judy married to William Hines cooper and living next Door to<
sister Nelly in Thomas Kennedys house Margaret is married to<
the smith I had since your father died Biddy is married to
Jer. Mahony and are all pretty well off considering Sister Nelly
has but one child yet you say that sewing girls has but little to<
say for themselves in Quebec Nancy has plenty needle work to<
get at home and Dear Daughter if you were to send for her
health nor circumstances would allow her to leave me for she is the<
chief support of me and the [3 unruly?] By her industry she
work for the most respectfull [respectable?] people in the parish
and is well respected By every one as [for?] a poor girl little
brother Patt is a good boy and very good scholar I keep him constant
at school Dear Daughter wrote you say if Ellen Burnett was in
Quebec [?] she would do well but poor Ellen has not the money to
take her there [Part of the page is missing at fold.The left side
of the letter only follws]
But Dear D....
to pay passa...
Eliza I would ...
for I have ...
at home and ...
and is a very ...
tall as you were ...
a very ...
anything ...
her and Elle ...
to go and by y...
Daughter I am ashamed of you ...
being silly and so little particulars ..
were so good as to send me an answer as soon as possible it
would give me great pleasure to hear often from you.
Your Sisters all and Dear little Brother
sends their Best love and compliments
to you and Aunt and Cousins no more
But I remain
your Poor Dear Mother till Death

[Another fragment of page follows]
[....?] cousin Lenn [.?] that Ellen Buckley with [?] any of
them never after since the day they went to this day heard
they were nor any more about them.
[Written on reverse side]
Tell John Mahony that his family is well and in good health.