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Title: John Kelly, Pittsburgh to "Dear Mary"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileKelly, John/23
SenderKelly, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationteacher?
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPittsburgh, Penn., USA
Recipient Genderfemale
Relationshipfriends? relatives?
SourceThe Kelly Family Documents: Copyright Retained by The Ulster American Folk Park
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park
Doc. No.300009
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 14:03:00.
Word Count504
TranscriptPittsburgh Novr 3d. 1862.

Dear Mary.
I rec. [received?] your mail
yesterday containing no less than 4
letters if we count the P.S.es
Still happy to know that the young
as well as the old folk are all
well. Old Mo. had been foreboding
evil about her Package
ever since she sent it, - till she heard
of its receipt, & then it was, "thanks
to the Good being for taking care
of it."
We have had two very busy
wks [weeks?] & not done yet at House
cleaning. Fan's Girl will leave her on
Friday next, - & then - another breach.
She is hard to please. Liz is not
recovering her hearing & Tommy is
unwell to-day.
Apple-butter, & Soap-making
will be the Programme for next
wk [week?]. & then a rest. I hope.
Mr McLain [McLean?] called twice to know
if Mr Drake would accept his
offer in cashing his Bond. I said
we were expecting him here daily.
& then he would know.
Mr McLain [McLean?] gave me Miss
Robinson's letter, & I thought it
would be gratifying for you all
to read what they suffered by [oln?]
Indians, so, I addressed it to
Ellen, & last wk [week?] I sent her a
circular of the Penn St Female
Seminary. I am glad to know
that John & Phil still continue
on the Farm, it will make a strong
household, - but they managed
ill in losing the Apples.
I will tell you what I intend
to do, when I get my Present from
my Young Friends.
I have resolved that when
recd. [received?] I shall make E.M.C.& F
a committee, to dispose of it as they
in their Judgement may deem most
for the comfort of all, & in such
a manner as that I might have
an opportunity of making Mary
& Caroline better scholars, even
yet, but the four Daughters are
to be the Judges. old Mo. will
have one vote, & she, "does not
care so she does not. but she
will be, beside Ellen." so votes she.
Should the Governor think proper
to give me the St Louis House for
$200. & Supply our Wants. I will
agree to it. Mother's chief concern
seems to be, - How & when
she shall be buried.
This is Indian Summer,
a delightful & pleasant day.
good enough in all reason, for
McClellan & Lee to fight.
Mother, is glad to hear that Jas,
[James?] is (as Horace says.) well
and doing well, and advises him
to get, married to a rich & a
good Wife. We hope to see
Horace here before I write
again. John & Fan are very kind
to us. I met Welmarth. & I told
him of Caroline losing Anne's
letter. he said write again.
old Mrs Rohm has bought a place
near Fan's. They are mutually glad
Company all last week.
our love to all hoping for a better
future yet God bless all the
family. best respects to Mr & Mrs
[S?]. & all friends
Afftely [Affectionately?]
John Kelly.

Recd. [Received?] 3 Papers.