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Title: Jane Johnson, Antrim to Henry Johnson, Canada.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileJohnson, Jane/55
SenderJohnson, Jane
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginCo. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientJohnson, Henry
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 2319/1: Copied by Permission of The British Museum, London WC1
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9404133
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 20:04:1994.
Word Count333
TranscriptLetter 11
Jane Johnson, Dungonnell, Antrim to Henry Johnson. (envelope missing).
22 May 1849.

Dungonnell May 22nd 1849

My Dear Henry

I recieved [received?] your last letter dated March 3rd and I expected
another before this time on account of me having written twice Since.
I have taken my Passige [passage?] with my two Children in the Ship
Riverdale of Belfast, Henry Maxwell Commander Bound for Quebec. Also
Langford my Brother has taken his Passige [passage?]. He has taken his
intended Bride's Passige [passage?] along with his own in the same vessel
which will be more Comfortable for me and my Children. Langford intends
to get Married to Miss Crawford on next Friday in Billiad Church,
Daughter of Bengamen [Benjamin?] Crawford, our Friend. We are to leave
Belfast on Thirsday [Thursday?] the 31st of this month and I hope we will
proceed to Sea the same evening. I may here state that we have taken the
second Cabin. The passige [passage?] Cost £20: that is to say
Langford, his Mrs., myself and Alexander is charged half price - Mary
gets free. We have two clergymen in the same Cabin with us. One of them
has a wife and 6 children. I will expect that you will meet me in Quebec.
I make no doubt but you will keep a look out for our arrival. If you are
not in Quebec at the time I will write to you immediately so that I may
expect you soon after, as it is likely I will not proseed [proceed?]
further untill [until?] I see you. Dear Henry, I hope it will be a happy
meeting with us and I hope that the Almighty will protect and take me safe.
My Friends are all in good health at present; yours also is in good health.
I can say no more at present but when we meet I need say no more.
I am thinking great long to see you.

May God Bless and
Protect you is the Prayer
of your Loving Wife
Jane Johnson

P.S. Dear Henry do not neglect to meet us at Quebec.
Jane Johnson

[Henry did not meet her. He died in Montreal of Cholera, 4 July 1849]
[Letter 12 written more than a year later gives the particulars of his death]