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Title: Patrick FitzGerald, Co. Tipperary to Mary FitzGerald, Quebec.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileFitzgerald, Patrick Sr/158
SenderFitzgerald, Patrick Sr.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginShanbally, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
DestinationQuebec, Canada
RecipientFitzgerald, Mary
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, Omagh.
Doc. No.9601033
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 20:12:95.
Word Count447
TranscriptFrom: Patrick FitzGerald, Shanbally, Co. Tipperary, Ireland,
22 April 1829.
To: his daughter, Mary FitzGerald.
Addressed: Mary FitzGerald, at Mrs. Robert Dunns, Quebec.
No postal marks.
Long cream paper, folded, creased, torn, fragile & in very poor
condition. Sealed with red sealing wax.

Shanbally, April 22d 1829.

Dear Daughter. I take the opportunity of writing by
Mr Mahony who is going direct to Quebec previous
to this some Time in the month of February last
by a man from Liverpool to have a letter dropt [dropped?]
in that post office which I hope you have received
before this [writing?]. your letter of the 24th october
which was rather unpleasant on account of your bad
success at that quarter of the globe as you say
that country is so indifferent for you to live in
if you thought well of it I believe Anne
Murphy would Send for you from Boston
if she had known what part of America
you were in as she was told that you were
in some part of it. I dont know is there any
Communication between that place with united
States you can address anne Murphy by
writing to Mr. Peter Prendergast Mason
Quincy Railway Boston. you can enquire in
Quebec the way the post or Mail is conveyed
from that quarter to the united States.
I think it unnecessary to mention to you
about any deaths which occurrd [occurred?] Since you
left the Country as it would tend more
to grief than comfort. All our family are well
Mr. O'Neill' family are well and John Mahoney'
family are very well but the Shealy's [or Sheahy?]
father and Mother are very jealous & angry to
their Sons for not writing. You ought to write
as often as you could for be sure your letters
would not be neglected. nor neither I am sure
your Uncle did not write nor did Darby Buckley a Scroll
Since he left Ireland, therefore do you Write immediately
and as often as you think well of
You shall find they will be releasd [released?] and answered.
your mother would be glad to know
how your aunt is & Whats living of her little
family We would be all glad to hear from
Darby Buckley & his family Anne Murphy
Cousins intend going to Boston this season
upon very great encouragement and if
you should change your mind farther
We would write to Anne Concerning you but
Write to us as quick as Possible and Write
likewise to Anne yourself as Soon as you
can find out the way that the mail is
Conveyed Dont be astray of the address
Mr. Peter Prendergast Mason
Quincy Railway Boston
All the neighbours together with your
inquiring friends of ours [send?] their best
respects with ours to you & hope we shall all
hear some better account from you all in your
next letter and so
We all join & remain yours respectively
from your father
Patrick FitzGerald