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Title: Mary Hunter, Ardmore, to Mrs. Nettleton, [America?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHunter, Mary/41
SenderHunter, Mary
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhousewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginArdmore, Co. Waterford, Ireland
RecipientNettleton, Jane
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT3081: Purchased from Metropolitan Toronto Library Board.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9406175
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 09:06:1994.
Word Count644
TranscriptArdmore, September 24th, 1852.

Dear Aunt Nettleton;
I now take up my pen to let you know that the Almighty has
spared us to see the end of another harvest and we are all in good
health and hope you are in the same, thank God for his mercies to
us. Grandfather and Family is all in good health, Uncles and Aunts
and their families are all in good health. there has a great many
changes taken place in this country within these few months. Uncle
Robert McConnell is dead. he died in March on account of gravel
after a very short sickness he was in with Doctor Hall on Friday
and he came home and continued on worse until Monday morning when he
left this earthly abode. we were all down and grandfather went to
the funeral the boys are all at home and there is no settlement
made yet. Alexander Johnson's wife and his mother is dead she died
in Belfast with some friend Old Robert Harper is dead. Uncle
Langford has got a young son and they call him Benjamin Crawford.
he is flitted into your old house and is buying corn and Aunt Betty
has went in to keep shop. Uncle William has got McClurestown farm
and if [is?] going to live there again May he has at present about
160 acres of land. Miss Thompson has got married in June to a young
man of the name of Creavy (His father was married to Mrs. Thompson's
sister) he is first mate of a vessel and they sailed to New York one
forhnight after. There is a letter from them since and they had
seven weeks of a passage. Also Henery [Henry?] Thompson has got
married to a Miss Johnson of Gleneavy the bride and groom went to
the giants causeway immediately after marriage John Mackfarlin
[McFarland?] and family is expected home in the fall Mr. Orr's
house of worship is building, now it is beside William Reads. Jane
Gibson is a very fine child she was taken from the nurse at May and
is with her Granddida [Grand dada?] Miss Gibson was living there
then and Jane seemed to be very fond of her After a short time
Miss Gibson went a week to her fathers and during that time she was
taken to the Asylum but there is no cause known how that came She
is there yet and is a little better well then Jane came out and was
greatly taken up here when at the end of five weeks they came out
and took her in and she is now at the infant school Dear Aunt the
crops looks middling and well this year flax is becoming to be
greatly sown. Dida [Dada?] had above one acre and it paid very well
but Uncle William had thirteen acres the price is from 10s per st
down. Meal is 10s per hundred down Oats from 5s 6d down potatoes is
keeping better so far this year they are from 4s down Pork is from
4s 4d down, Beef is 3 1/2d to 4d per lb. Eggs 6d to 7d per doz.
Now I suppose that Alexander and Mary is going to school and little
Sarah Eleanor is walking Jane and James wishes to be remembered to
you their Uncles their Aunts and all their cousins. Now I hope that
you are contented and happy and my prayer is that you are so.
Remember me to my Uncles and Aunts and all my cousins and I hope
that they are all doing well is my sincere wish.
Now I shall conclude with these few lines.
Should we on earth no more unite
Nor join in converse as before
To heaven may we take our flight
Where friends shall meet to part no more
No more at present but remain your affectionate niece
Mary Hunter.