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Title: William Hay, Liverpool to Dear Son
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHay, William/6
SenderHay, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationpolice officer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginLiverpool, England
DestinationSouth Africa
RecipientHay, Thomas
Recipient Gendermale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge.
Doc. No.410092
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 27:10:2004.
Word Count432
TranscriptNo Envelope

January 8th. 1900
51 Buke Street

Dear Son
Just a few lines in answer
to your welcome letter which I
received on Sunday Morning the
4th of January and I am very glad
to hear you are in the best of Health
as this letter leaves me and all
your Sisters & Brothers the same
Thank God. I am surprised
you did not let me know were [where?]
you were before this. But I
hope you will keep letting me
know were [where?] you go to during the
war. and I am also surprised
that your sister did not let me
know. but everything is done for
the best. Dear Tom I will
write you a few lines next week
[Tom?]. I see in to nights paper
that General White has had a
Great Victory at Ladysmith
he has repulsed the Boars [Boers?]
on all sides and it is to be
hoped that he soon gets
relieved for I am sure he
and his men must be very
proud of their Victory and I
hope they have many more
Dear Tom I seen Griffiths
Sister on Sunday Morning
and I was telling her about
what you said in your letter
and she was very pleased
to hear that you both had
met and she hopes you both
will come home safe and sound
Dear Son.I see [Billy?] [Wilcocks?] as (sic)
left England in December for the Front and I
suppose he will reach South Africa sometime in
January so keep a look out for him and let us
know if you meet him Dear Son your sister Kitty
and husband are well but I am sorry to tell you
that they lost one of their children about
six weeks ago it was Lizzie she died of Fever.
Dear Son I met Mr Fairclough in Bramalls
on Sunday night and he and his family was
asking about you and his daughter was asking
when you was coming home for she wants to see
you with your medal on your chest.
Dear Son. and Mr and Mrs
Bramall was glad to hear
you was in good health and
hope you come through all right [alright?]
and I hope Tom that whatever
you do. or wherever you go
you will always do your duty
like a Soldier and a man
and I also hope you will get
safe through the war
So I think I have told you all
this time. except I am still
in the Police and I intend
to remain a Policeman untill you
come Home, so no more
this time. I remain your
affectionate Father.
William Hay