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Title: Arthur McConnell, Co. Antrim to Jane Johnson, Canada
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMcConnell, Arthur/64
SenderMcConnell, Arthur and Alexander Mackey
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAntrim, N.Ireland
RecipientJohnson, Jane
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT 3081: 12th letter: Purchased from Metropolitan Toronto Central Library, 214 College Street, Toronto, Canada M5T 1R3
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9509114
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 27:09:95.
Word Count404
TranscriptAntrim, Oct. 18, 1849.

My dear Jane: -
You have herewith an order on Messrs Bud and Gillidan,
of New York for Four Pounds for which you will be entitled
to receive Nineteen Dollars. You will have to write your
name across the back and then anyone trading with New York
or having anything to pay there will give you the amount.
You cut off the front leaf and retain this written part
Langford's health does not agree with the States. He purposes
to return home next spring. I have written to him to
send for you and the children and bring you all home together.
I will repay him all his outlay upon you when he
arrives here. The letter you sent under cover to Mr Heaney
for Henry came back here some time since. It had lain long
in the Post Office and had not been called for. We sympathize
deeply with you in your very trying circumstances and will be
glad to do all in our power for you and the children. Your
trial had been very great in the unexpected removal of Henry.
It seems strange that he should have gone back to New York
instead of going to Montreal or Quebec to meet you. It is
a mysterious providence but the Lord has his ways in the
whirlwind and all must be intended for good. It is our duty
to say "Thy will be done". Before you reply to this write
to Langford that you may be certain that he will advance the
money to bring you home. Should any change take place to
prevent his coming then write and I will send you the money
myself. Your mother and I send our love and blessing to you
and the children. We and all the family are well, thanks to
the Most High. Praying, that he may guide, protect and save
you I am ever your affectionate father.
Arthur McConnell.
My dear Mrs. Johnson - Your father had desired me to say that
he has not received one penny of the debts due to yourself.
You may get them if you be spared to get home. My heart has
felt deeply on account of this afflictive dispensation in the
removal of poor Henry. If the Lord enable me I will be glad
to be of service to you and to the children.
Praying Him to bless you and them, I am, truly yours
Alexander Mackey