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Title: N.A. Bamber, England, to Joseph Malcomson, Philadelphia, USA
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBamber, N.A/29
SenderBamber, N. A.
Sender Genderunknown
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
DestinationPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
RecipientMalcomson, Joseph
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 2794/1/2/7: Presented by H.H. Montgomery, 4 Kensington Gardens, Belfast 5
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9507146
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 24:07:1995.
Word Count260
TranscriptBarton [Barton-upon-Irwell?] Jan.y [January?] 21 1845

My Dear Joseph
By this time I suppose
you have heard from Portadown
of the loss we have sustained
and although we were looking
forward to it and thought ourselves
prepared for the event we
were overwhelmed with sorrow
and grief when it did take place
we have however the consolation
of knowing that our dear Mother
was gradually preparing for the
change that she - although a
timid Christian was enabled by
divine grace to meet the last
enemy without dismay and
especially towards the close of
her life to rejoice with joy
unspeakable and full of glory
On the Sunday before her death
I said to her "Well I can freely
give you up knowing you have
such a bright prospect beyond
the grave " she replied " I
feel truly thankful for that
assurance" - All her intervals
of ease were spent in praising
God for his great goodness
She died on Tuesday morning at
3 in an easy position just
as if falling asleep only that
she breathed deeply twice.
We buried her in the Barton
Wesleyan Chapel Yard on Tuesday
Morning last she was carried
thither by 6 of her relatives and
everything as near as we could
think was done as she would
have approved had she been living-
her countenance remained
all that time unchanged
calm placid and tranquil
with a sweet smile as though
she slept She was not even
pale but there was the coldness
of death nothing repulsive
With kind love to Ann Jane
and yourself I remain
Yours truely
N. A. Bamber.

In Memory
Who died January the 7th, 1845,