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Title: Andrew Greenlees, Shawnee, [Kansas?] to his brother.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileGreenlees, Andrew/15
SenderGreenlees, Andrew
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginShawnee, Oklahoma, USA
DestinationMagheramore, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
RecipientGreenlees, John
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 2046/23: Copied by Permission of Aiken McClelland Esq., 3 Beechhill Park Avenue, Belfast.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9006207
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 01:11:1993.
Word Count301
TranscriptShawnee [Kansas?] 4 - 24/66 [24 April 1866?]

My Dear Brother
I have just got
word by way of Lawton that your dear
wife has been called home permit me
to tend you our deepest sympathy in
your bereavement I feel doubly glad
now that I had the honor of her [acquaintance?]
her mind was so bright and clear
and she so cheerful notwithstanding
her long affliction. I often think
of the pleasant hours conversation I
was permitted to hold with her
especially on Sabbath afternoons:
and now she is gone to that prepared
place where suffering and sorrow are
excluded and we will have to bear
the burden a little longer
as regards our selves my wife is
about the same as when I last wrote
she has suffered a great deal of
excruciating torture we still keep
hoping the worst is past we came
to Shawnee March 10 and if she gets
a little stronger so that she can stand
the fatigue of railroad travel when
the heat gets oppresive [oppressive?] we will return
north to Lawrence and from there up to
Northern Nebraska and stay during the
intense heat and come back in Septemb [September?]
mail addressed to me here care H B Ch[?]
or at Lawton care of K [?]elding or to Lawre--- [Lawrence?]
care of John will be forwarded to me
where ever I may be mean time we
will both have to be considerable bette- [better?]
before we travel John talks some
of taking his family a trip to Europ [Europe?]
this summer he is not sure yet wheth-- [whether?]
he can leave his business 60 days or not
at all events he would not start before
July 1 as schools will not close untill [until?] June 1- [15?]

am tired writing must stop for
the present your loving Brother A [Andrew?] Greenlees