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Title: Jane Johnson, Antrim to Henry Johnson, Niagara District.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileJohnson, Jane/47
SenderJohnson, Jane
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginCo. Antrim, N.Ireland
DestinationNiagara District, Canada
RecipientJohnson, Henry
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 2319/1: Copied by Permission of The British Museum, London WC1.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9404129
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 20:04:1994.
Word Count808
TranscriptLetter 5
Jane Johnson, Antrim to Henry Johnson, Niagara District, Canada West.
9 January 1849.

Antrim, January 9th 1849

My Dearest Henry

I received your first letter on October the 18 which I was thinking
great long for on account of getting no word from you from I left you
in Belfast. You say that you wrote to me from Liverpool inclosing
[enclosing?] a gold heart for little Alexander whitch [which?] I did not
Gett [get?] I was sorry to hear of the bad passage you had - and also very
sorry to hear that your provision was so soon run out - but My Dearest
Henry I am glad to hear you got over safe. It was a great Dissapointment
[disappointment?] on you that the young man to hoom [whom?] you had
Bristow's letter was Dead - I received your next Letter on the 5 of January
and I was greatly troubled to hear that you had not got a better situation
but I am glad to hear that you are making yourself as Content as you can
under such Circumstances - My Dear Henry Mr. Mecky has told you about me
comming [coming?] to Antrim - Well now hear [here?] I am Since the first
of November Striving to do as well as I can in order to make the two ends
meet. I find it is but strugling [struggling?]. After all the rent is
£15-0-0d a year and I find that it will take great Care to make the two ends
[meet?] these times. I must Say that I miss you very mutch [much?] and
that I [have?] not had much peace of mind or Contentment Since I Seen you
last. I do trust that ere this reaches you you will have got a situation
to your mind as if you give me any encouragement at all - Nothing will keep
me from you Dear Henry. You know I had not much money when you Left me
and I am Sory [sorry?] to say I have not been adding anything to it since,
but if you fall into your mind and would wish me to go to you I will go,
let the end be what it may.

Well, My Dearest Henry, I can say Nothing more to you but pray to God
that he Dispose of us as his wisdom sees best and that all things will
work for good to us - Dear Henry I am glad to hear from your Letter that
you see things in a Different light. Our best Days are before us, God will
help us if we put our trust in him. I can do nothing but pray for you and
hope for the best - Dear Henry, this Leaves me and the Children well and I
hope that this will find you in the same -

May God Bless you
My Dearest Henry

Dear Henry. Nothing Strange or importent [important?] has taken place
since you left. James Philips was in Quebeck [Quebec?] and home again.
He is out of a situation at present. Thomas Gregory is out of the
Cassile [Castle?] Office and has not got a situation. Johnston Gregory
is in a good situation in New York and his Mistress is going out again
[in?] March -

Since you left we had a letter from Isabella. She is in a town they call
New London, Canida [Canada?] West. My Brother-in-law is in the township
of Adalid [Adelaide?] Canida [Canada?] West had got a farm of land 100
acres in it. Dear Henry, My Father and Mother and all the Family Joins me
in Kind love to you. Thomas Hunter and Mary sent ther [their?] best
respects to you

Your Mother Desires me to
write to you and her prair [prayer?]
is that you may not get a
Situation until you Come back
to the Old Country again

Dearest Henry Your Uncle Macky has told you of my unkle [uncle?] Langford
Setting my Sister Eleanor and me up in the house along Side of Mr Tager
and also he Speaks of you Comming [coming?] home again but, Henry Dear,
I leave this to yourself. You [have?] some idea which of the two Country
would be best. It would be very hard for me to take the Children as I know
of no person going out to that Country at present but if you wish me to
go I will go without any hesitation. Dear Henry I am sure you are thinking
great Long to see me and the Children. Mary can call Dida [Dada?] and is
a sweet Child. Little Alexander talks a great deal about you. Excuse this
writing as I could harldy [hardly?] tell you the state my mind is in.
As soon as you recieve [receive?] this write

Dear Henry I am as ever
You might write Your Faithful & Affectionate
to me far oftener untill [until?] Death
than you
do Jane Johnson