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Title: Elizabeth Foster, Canada to Rev. George Kirkpatrick, Dublin
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileFoster, Elizabeth/52 (2)
SenderFoster (n. Kirkpatrick), Elizabeth
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationupper middle-class housewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginYork, Upper Canada, Canada
DestinationDublin, Ireland
RecipientRev. George Kirkpatrick
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 1424/11: Purchased From John A. Gamble, 44 Taunton Ave., Belfast 15. Eliz [Elizabeth?] Foster at York, Upper Canada to Rev. George Kirkpatrick, 57 Eccles Street, [Dublin?], 14 October 1823.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9003048
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log26:03:1990 GMC created 17:09:1990 CD input 10:09:1
Word Count576
TranscriptReverend George Kirkpatrick
57 Eccles Street
York Upper Canada
Oct 14th 1823
My dearest Brother
It is now above three
months since I received your truly affectionate
& welcome letter by our dear
Thomas & had hoped long ere this to have
taken up my pen to thank you for it.-
I trust however you will make all due
& charitable allowances or me & not attribute
my long silence either to laziness
or want of affection; but that you will
accept my warmest thanks (although
offered so late) for your letter & for your
handsome presents to me & to your nephew
& niece. -
I need not I trust say much to
convince you of the unfeigned sorrow with which
we have lately heard of the irrepairable [irreparable?]
loss we have all sustained by the death
of our revered & beloved Grandmamma -
yet how can we repine when we reflect
how long she was spared to us & that
we have every reason to hope & believe
that she is now reaping the reward
of her exemplary life which at her
advanced age she has resigned with such
pious resignation into the hands of her
We had last week the pleasure
of receiving my beloved Mothers letter of
Augst [August?] 14th - which came we suppose by the
Dublin, which Vessel arrived in Quebec lately.
We have not yet heard of the box of books
but I suppose they are on the way up.-
It is quite a trial to ha[?] from Coolmine
of so late a date - we do not expect
the Augst [August?] mail for some time yet.--
As I suppose Thomas tells you a great
deal of news in the long letters he writes
I need not say much of him. I think
he will stay with us some time longer
as Mr Hagerman will be up from Kingston
in Novr [November?] to attend Parliament & I suppose
will take our young [?] down with
him - Thomas has grown quite musical
& has really improved by practicing the
Flute with Alexr [Alexander?] who has a very good
taste for music.- I hope you have had a
good account of their trip across the Lake
to see the Falls of Niagara.-
We have just heard
that the Governor &
family are expected
at Government House from
the Cottage early next Month &
the Parliament is to meet in the 11th of Novr [November?]
instead of Janry [January?] the usual time - I had almost
forgotten to mention that Lady Sarah presented
the Genl [General?] with a son on the 27th Ult. this
is her Ladyships first boy - he has been already
baptized by the name of Charles Lenon
Brownlow - & is I hear thriving well.-
We have only seen the Newspaper accounts
of Sir[Peregrine's?] having been offered the Govt [Government?]
of New Brunswick - had he accepted of it I think
we should have known it before this - However
it may be the case.- We shall be sorry for the change
for I think we shall scarcely meet with a better
Governor, & certainly not with a more amicable
lady in every respect than Lady Sarah.-
I must now bid you adieu with our united
love to all beloved friends - We are all quite
well - except little Julia who is rather feverish today
Bessy is grown very fast & has 2 teeth -
Believe me very dear brother most affectly [affectionately?]
Yours Elizth [Elizabeth?] Foster