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Title: G. O. Giltenan, U.S.A. to W. J. C. Allen, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileGiltenan, G. O/12
SenderGiltenan, G.O.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbusinessman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAugusta, Georgia, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientCampbell Allen. William J.
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipbusiness, friends
SourceD 1558/1/1/490 : Papers of William John Campbell Allen, Deposited by F. D. Campbell Allen.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9802144
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 04:02:98.
Word Count398
TranscriptAugusta Ga [Georgia?]
5th May 1873
W. J. C. Allen Esq

Dear Sir
Your letter of the 17th ult. has
just reached me. The intelligence it conveys is indeed very
painful to me and particularly as I labour under a load
of care & anxiety at present.
The subject or rather the object which called forth
your letter to me, I leave entirely to your wise &
judicious management (if indeed you will still take that
I think it is better to let her feel the wanting of that
assistance which she so ignominiously squanders, at least
for a time. There is little probability of her writing to
I appreciate your goodness of heart and thank you very much
for making your communication directly to myself. I would
be sorry to cloud the short time that may be allotted
my dear Uncle who has led such an immaculate life himself.
I am much troubled but must bear this sorrow alone.
I must tell you of my beloved and venerable Uncle whom
I know you respect and revere. His health began to decline
last fall, but he has been in a very weak state these last
three months from having taken too long a ride on
His nervous system became totally deranged from long tension
reaction commenced with violent spasms or convulsions
& ever since he is subject to a return of them every
seventh day or its multiple which leaves him very weak in
the interval. His mind is just as clear & vigorous as ever,
but he is not aware of the extent of his sickness - he
thinks it is only partial unconsciousness and speaks of
going up to Clarksville as usual this summer but I doubt much if
he will be able to accomplish it - He is just as punctual
in replying to his correspondents as formerly - I do not
remember if he has acknowledged your last covering the
papers of your sons examination with which he expressed
himself well pleased to receive, if not allow me to thank
you in his name for them. He will probably write you soon
Three of my brother James's sons who are staying with us
ever since his death for the benefit of their education
are now sick with the measles. The eldest boy is at college
in North Carolina since the first of this year. With best
wishes to yourself and household.
Yours very respectfully
G. O. Giltenan.