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Title: Grace Holmes, Tullygoney, to Robert Holmes, Pennsylvania.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHolmes, Grace/115
SenderHolmes, Grace
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginTullygoney, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
DestinationPennsylvania, USA
RecipientHolmes, Robert
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT.3647/1: Deposited by Mrs. J.L. Colling.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9708193
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 29:08:97.
Word Count469
TranscriptTo: Robert Holmaes,
Lancaster, Pa., [Pennsylvania?],

From: Grace V [Vance?] Holmes,
Hazel Hill,
County Tyrone,

Tulleygoney [Tullygoney?], April the 22nd, 1811

Dr [Dear?] Bob This comes with my love to Nancy and all your
Children and also to Billy Sturgeon. Hoping these few lines
will find you all in Health, as for me I Enjoy very poor
health pains in my bones getting nearly blind want of natural
rest at night and many other complaints too Tedious to Relate,
yet thanks be to the almighty that I am in the land of the
living and for the use of my reason and Understanding, I
Received your letter and also the Childrens of the 31st of
October which gave me no small Joy and Comfort in trouble and
tears to hear of the Difficulties and Sickness and troubles
you have met with, yet Joyful and glad to hear that you are
getting over them all, if I was but to See you all upon Earth
before I die it would add Much to my Comfort, but if I die
Not ours but his will be done, My dear son this may be the
last Oppurtunity [Opportunity?] that Ever I may have to
Communicate my thoughts to you and I hope you will observe
my Sayings, that as god in his providence has Blessed you in
sending such a fine family of Children and Spared you and
their mother over them that you will be careful to set Good
Examples of piety Before them and train them up in the way
the [they?] should go that when the [they?] grow old the
[they?] may not Depart from it So that when the Lord Calls
you to give an account of your Stewardship you may have the
approbation of god and your Own Conscience, it grieves me
much that I have got no Account from your Brother this season
If should get any it would add some Comfort to me Dr [dear?]
Bob use all the means you can by writing to him to send me
Some Account, to Philadelphia And John Holmes will further it,
Vance Does all that is in his power for me whem he Cant Come
he sends Robin and [Dagy?] to do anything for me that I have
to do, so does Jenny and her husband the [they?] are friendly
with me, yet I am always Desolate for the want of you both my
Dear Children need say no more at present but I refer it to
Billy Neilson who will tell you Every thing Respecting me
Vance and family joins me in love to you so does Jenny Her
Husband and Children, and may the Lord be with you and bless
you all, is the earnest wish and prayer of your Ever loving
and afectionate [affectionate?] mother while in Existance

Grace V [Vance?] Holmes

Old Joseph Erwin is aburying this afternoon
(Vance wrote this for me)