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Title: T & A Hunter, Massachusetts, to Miss L. McSparron, Ireland
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHunter, T & A/4
SenderHunter, T and A
Sender Gendermale-female
Sender Occupationhousewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBoston, Mass., USA
DestinationDerry, N.Ireland
RecipientMcSparron, Lizzie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT2743/3/12: Copied by Permission of William Dixon, Esq., Flanders, Dungiven, County Londonderry
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9503074
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 15:03:1995.
Word Count457
Transcript SOMERVILLE [----?]
3 P.M


Miss Lizzie McSparron
Umriacan Feeney
Derry Ireland

London st [street?] Somerville

Feb [February?] 18th 1880

Dear Lizzie
I supose [suppose?] you
are wondering why you are not
getting an answer to your letter
I have not been well, but
do not be alarmed about me
for I am getting along nicely
I was prematurely confined
on the night of the 10th about
one O'clock of same night I
had two beautiful babies born
to me a boy and girl, the girl
lived but 3 hours the boy 24 hours
they were only 6 1/2 months old
but were strong and perfectly
formed everyone said the never
saw prettier babies I am sitting
up to-day for the first time, and
feel as well as can be expected
with regard to Mrs McSparrons [assertions?]
they are entirely false, I never said
so to her nor any one else, never
in my life neither did I receive
from John either money or [value?]
not one penny or pennies worth
and she knows it very well
she used to promt [prompt?] me to ask
him to buy me dresses and
ornaments and all such stuff
one day I got mad with her
and told her I would get dresses
enough without begging them
and if I could not I would not
ask him for them as I did not
want him to spend money for
me in such a way beyond
that her and I never had any
talk, for a person like her
would be the last in the world
I would speak to of such affairs
as soon as I am able to go out
I will go to a lawyer and
before him as I have stated [then?]
here and I hope that will be
satisfactory with regard to Mr
John Rosborough coming [suit?]
hardly know what to advise
him do the very highest wages
he will get would be 9 dollars
a week and the least he could
get his board and washing for
would be from four dollars so you
see it would take him a good
while to save any amount of
money you see laboring mens
wages are still low and then
he is a green hand and would
have to take whatever he could
get I think boston is better
than philadelphia but his
mother ought to know but
let him think well over the matter
and if he makes up his mind
to come to Boston we will
[tell?] him what we can
to find work March would
be a dry good time [stained]
I am tired writing now so
I must conclude I will write
soon again and let you
know how I am
with kind love to all [stained]
your affectionate brother and sister
T & A Hunter

Thomas and archie are
quite well