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Title: [Terence?] McGowan, St John's, to "Dear Father & Mother"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMcGowan, Terence/40
SenderMcGowan, Ference
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer?
Sender Religionunknown
OriginSt John's, New Brunswick, Canada
Recipient Gendermale-female
SourceBritish Parliamentary Papers, 1849, X1, (122), p 130
ArchiveThe Main Library, The Queen's University of Belfast
Doc. No.9804819
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 30:04:98.
Word Count422
TranscriptAppendix to Minutes of Evidence Before Select Committee

Appendix X

Dear Father & Mother Saint John NB. [New Brunswick?]
October 13th 1847

I take the Liberty of writing thoes [those?] few Lines to you
hoping to find you in good Health as this Leaves me in at
present thanks be to God I had good Health since I arrived here
and plenty of work You will have to Excuse me for not writing
before now indeed it was neglect on my Part for not doing so
I am very glad that you did not come out here it is better stop
by the Land [sic] they are comeing [coming?] here and dieing
[dying?] in Dozens their [there?] is not a vessal [vessel?]
comes here but the feaver [fever?] is on Board, write when you
receive this and Let me know how the Family is and also all my
Old neighbors [neighbours?], Catherine McGovan of Gurthnahowle
died of feaver [fever?] also Paddy McGowan of Drynahon Paddy
Glanceys Daughter Biddy Frank McSharey's wife, Paddy McGowan of
Gurthnahowle is Lyin [lying?] ill of the Feaver [fever?], Lit
[let?] Molly McGowan know that Denis O'Donnell & Wife are well,
I stop with them and Margaret went to Boston the day Before
Landed here [sic] their [there?] is no account from her as yet
Let me know how the times are at home and how the markets rate
and if the crops are good. Let none of you attempt to come here
this season as there are so many here and the Feaver [fever?] in
every House almost It is a good place for young people but there
are Enough at present until next summer, tell Andey McSharry he
would do Better here than at home Let come next Summer [sic] the
People are Lying out here on the shores under sheads [shades?]
and going to the grave numbers of them every day. Let Paddey
[Paddy?] Connoley know that his Son & Daughter are in good
health I intend to go to the states [States?] in Springs
[Spring?] if I dont Change my mind. Markets rate as follows
Potatoes 1s.3d. p [per?] stone Butter 1s.3d. p [per?] Pound
flower [flour?] for 196 Pounds 35 shillings Eggs 8d. Write
Imedeately [immediately?] and direct to the care of John
Koen [Keown?] Portland Bridge st. [Saint?] John NB., for me.
P.S. Biddy McSharrey is in good Health. Frank McSharrey and
Family are getting well of Feaver [fever?]. Larry Runian and
wife are on the Iland [island?] and sister ill of feaver
[fever?] Mrs. Dolan Connor and familey [family?] are well
the Husband is in the States.
No more at Present But remains
your Son truley [truly?]