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Title: Edith Gass, California to her Mother, Co. Armagh, Ireland
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileGass, Edith/59
SenderGass, Edith
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationranch owner
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCalifornia, USA
DestinationCo. Armagh, N.Ireland
Recipient Genderfemale
Relationshipdaughter-in-law - mother-in-law
SourceT 1396/11: Presented by S. Gass Esq., Belfast
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9503241
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 27:03:1995.
Word Count381
June 25th 1912

Dear Mother

Your Welcome letter to hand some time ago, very glad to hear from you again, also to know you were all well. I had heard about the death off [of?] poor Jeanie before getting your letter I think it is just terrible, one trouble after another. I dont think anyone could have a greater trouble than to loose their Husband or Wife. I could have parted with Everything else easier, children & all, but God's Will had to be done, he knows what is Best for us. poor Mother feels terrible about it, she'd like to have me come home, she says she has a good home for me, & my Brothers are all anxious for me to come, but I hate to leave this country where poor Will is Buried, & Besides I've been here so long it seems more like home to me. I have sold out on the ranch to Bob Gordon, one of the men I have working for me, but Will be here until about the middle of August after that I have to go over to Joe Marshall's Armstrongs & a few others & spend a few months before settling down, we are about half through cutting hay, & its raining something unusual for this time of the year. I hope it may soon clear up it spoils the hay when it comes so late as this.
How are all the girls I guess Minnie has her time served long ago?
I heard Sam was getting along first rate in Mowhane Its nice to have him so
near home. I had all of the Armstrong's here Sunday week last. they come over to see me quite often. Tommy Wallace is working for them, he likes this country first rate but keeps very thin. I heard Jim Cochrane
was coming out to this country I dont know how soon though. has he any
one living with him? Or who takes care of the Boy. Mother didn't say anything about it in her letter, Well, I guess this is all at present trusting you are all well. As this leaves the Children & myself at present & with love to yourself & all I Beg to remain
Your affectionate daughter
Edith Gass.

P.S Write soon.