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Title: Annie [Hagan?], New York to "Dear Sister."
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHagan, Annie/21
SenderHagan, Annie
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhousewife
Sender ReligionCatholic
OriginNew York, USA
RecipientHagan, Mary
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceDonated & Copyright Retained by Mrs. Margaret McGinty, 1 Ardgannon, Quarry Lane, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone.
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9706208
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 25:06:97.
Word Count245
TranscriptN. York [New York?]

June 9th 1889

Dear Sister
Oh the sad news
contained in your letter
our darling niece we
loved so much. death -
Lord have mercy on her
she was so good and wise
her picture I had put past
until I get over grieving about
her. The little remembrance
you sent I will always treasure
It is as green as yesterday
to me first day she
went Mrs McAvoys school
how often Dear Lord have mercy
and I went to the door
see if she was coming home
every little song and poem
she wrote in a book
I have here where I look
at them, I feel so bad about
her The Dominican
church has a convent attached
on Ascension Thursday last
Mass - Nuns had a procession
strange, such a lovely
feeling came over me
about Minnie could
think nothing but her
wishing I had her beside
me looking on. that same
night - I dreamt about her
Knowing our dear was parted
from one or ones she loved in this world
consoles us to know that she is gone
to the ones she loved in Heaven
[on?] aiding them by her prayers
put these little cards in
your prayer book every time
you look at them say a
little prayer to our dear join
with our other friends
praying for us
James joins you in deepest
Your very grieved Sister

When you write tell me what age
was on her coffin
A H [Annie Hagan?]