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Title: Barbara Gage, Ballycastle to her mother, [Rathlin Island?].
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileGage, Barbara/54
SenderGage, Barbara
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBallycastle, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
DestinationRahtlin Island, N.Ireland
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT 1883/75: Copied by Permission of D. B. McLaughlin Esq.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9006160
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by JM 25:02:1994.
Word Count258
TranscriptBallycastle March 2 Wednesday

My dearest Mama
I am happy to be able to
give you better accounts of Aunt
Amy than I was the last time I wrote
she is now a great deal better, she
had great pain in her stomach for
some days the Doctor called her complaint
"Desentery" [Dysentery?] he says it is very
common at present, she still feels
very week [weak?] but I hope in a few days
she will be as well as ever. We have just
seen a musical man going about with
little dancing figures who danced & kept
time with the music so well that it was
quite pretty one of the figures was
very like Aunt Turnley playing at the
pianoforte, & another very like Posey,
so smart & dancing about so well, and
then there was a band playing on
the horn in short all the figures
performed their part remarkably
well. I received a note from Aunt
Susan in answer to one which I wrote
to her. I send it to you, you will
perceive she says nothing about
Aunt McGildowney going to her house
when she goes to Colerain [Coleraine?], the weather
is so stormy I have not heard
from [Kaghery?] for more than a week
but I will be expecting long notes
by the first opportunity. I remain my
dearest mama your very dutiful
& affect [affectionate?] daughter B [Barbara?] Gage

We went to [?] [?] on sunday
last & heard Mr. [Hill?] preach upon
humility it was a very inferior sermon
to what we generally hear