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Title: Elizabeth Fleming, Ontario to her cousin, [Belfast?].
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileFleming, Elizabeth/22
SenderFleming, Elizabeth
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhousewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginOntario, Canada
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
Recipient Genderfemale
Relationshipcousins (haven't met)
SourceT 1850/8: Copied by Permission of Mr W.H. McCafferty, 15 Glanleam Drive, Belfast 15.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9403192
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 15:03:1994.
Word Count535
NoteN.B. (n. Brown; married William Fleming; mother was Mary J. Scott and father was James Brown; they had three children, all died during infancy)
TranscriptOwen Sound March 27th 1899

My Dear Cousin
I sit down
to answer your very kind
and welcome letter and
I suppose you will be
thinking that I have forgotton [forgotten?]
to write to you but
I have not we have all
of been sick with the
Grip [Gripe?] and it is no easy
thing to get rid of we were
so bad that we were not
able to be out for some weeks
and could not even send you
the papers and we are only
getting able to be out a
little now but I think when
the weather gets warm we will
be strong again but we have
had the severest winter here
we have had for many years
the winter set in about the
time I wrote to you last and
it had been stormy and very
cold ever since and Dear
Cousin I received all the
papers and cards you have
mentioned and for which
I am very thankful to you
for and I was glad to see
my cousins picture in the Paper
to [too?] and that he was a brave man
and now I must thank you for
sending me your own photo
and I was very agreeable surprised
to see it you look so
young and fresh and everybody
seems to think that you
look like a young woman
I have often heard that people
keep their youth longer in
Ireland than any place else
and I think they do we were sorry
to hear of your husband not being
well as rheumatism is a very
lingering thing and hard to
get cured there is a neighbour
of ours here that was very bad
with it and the doctors could
not give him anything to do
him good and he got cured
by taking salts and ginger
and whiskey of course there
is no harm in it and perhaps
your husband might be benefitted [benefited?]
by it if he would try it
and Dear Cousin I am going to
put an advertisement in the Belfast
Weekly Telegram about My Aunt Jane
Brown for I do not want to give
it up for I know that it is
for me if I only can make it
out I will tell them to call on
you if it would be more
convenient and you could
find out more particulars
than they would write
about to me I know that
she did not live very far
out of Belfast and I think
if we only get on the right
track of it we will not have
much trouble to get it
I would like if you know
the addres [address?] of My Cousins
in New Zealand for you to
send it to me as I would
like to hear from them
I do not know as I have any
thing more to write about
I hope this will find you
all enjoying the blessing of
good health and be sure and
write soon my husband
wishes to be remembered
to you all and except [accept?]
our love and friendship
I remain your loving
cousin Elizabeth Fleming

Bella is growing well since
she got over The Grip [Gripe?] and she
send your little Maggie a kiss