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Title: Elizabeth Fleming, Ontario to "My Dear Cousin", [Belfast?].
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileFleming, Elizabeth/25
SenderFleming, Elizabeth
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhousewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginOntario, Canada
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
Recipient Genderfemale
Relationshipcousins (haven't met)
SourceT 1850/4: Copied by Permission of Mr W.H. McCafferty, 15 Glanleam Drive, Belfast 15.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9403193
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 15:03:1994.
Word Count727
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 May 4th 1898

My Dear Cousin
I write to you
to let you know that I received
your very kind and welcome
letter and I suppose you would
be thinking that something had
happened to me that I did not
answer it sooner but I will tell
you my reason for it, I wrote
to the Lord Mayor of Belfast
the Editor of the Belfast News
to see if he could assist you
any in trying to find out
whatever you could but I have
not received any answer to it
yet, and if there is anything
that I would have to do in
regard to giving any power
to do it, Dear Cousin I would
like if you would undertake
it for me and if ever I receive
anything from it, I will repay
you for all your trouble it
was two weeks after to you
that I wrote to him and I am
sure you went to a lot of trouble
to find out what you did and
got along well and I hope you
will be successful in finding
it out I feel quite positive
about it being for me if I can
get on the right course to get
it the letter you sent said
about Goverment [Government?] Stock
being sold we do not understand
what that means I suppose
there is a difference between
this country and your country
I am sure your son must
be a very intelligent young
man to write to so many
places about it for me and
was so successfull [successful?] in doing
what he done I am sure it
is very kind of you dear Cousin
to send us the papers so often
but I was surprised to read
of such terrible murders as
there is in them we have not
anything so cruel in this
Country, I have not any
views of Belfast I would
like to see some but it is
a great deal of trouble you
go to, to send them I hope it
will be in my power some
day to repay you for all your
kindness to one, but I think
we will see it some time yet
we are all well but the
weather is dull here yet I will
send you our pictures this
summer I was glad to hear
of your Uncle being well
and in good health
and hopes he will long
contimue to have it as it
is a great blessing to have
good health, you wanted
to know what Business
My Brother James was in
he has a farm but he
does not work it, he keeps
the Post Office and carries
the Mail, he is a County
Commissioner and Conveyancer
Clerk of the Township
and one [on?] the whole is
one that fortune has
smiled on, and I feel
sure he knows about
the money that is coming
whenever I am there he
speaks about it and says
it is someplace but not any
satisfaction in the way he
says it, he says I have
Money in the bank
and I think he knows
more about it than I do
and when you write
tell me if your son
went up to Dublin at
Easter My husband and
little Bella is well and
I am fairly well myself
only I am very anxious
Dear Cousin if there is
money coming to me that
I would like to get it
for neither my husband
nor myself is very strong
and it would be very
useful to us now as we
are beginning to wear
up in years I suppose
I need hardly ask you
for you seem to think
it a long way out here
but we would be delighted
to have you and your
husband or indeed any
of your family come to
see us I would like to
know if you ever get
any word from our friends
in New Zealand if you
do let me know how they
are and how they are getting
along I remember our Cousin
Agnes the world is wide and
we get separated far but there
is our home for us where
we can all meet an unbroken
family Dear Cousin and
the time even the longest
is not long with Our love
to you and all your family
and all our friends
I remain your loving Cousin
Elizabeth Fleming
Owen Sound
Canada Ont. [Ontario?]