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Title: Tom McMullin, Edenclaw to "Dear Bella".
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMcMullin, Thomas/1
SenderMcMullin, Tom
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginEdenclaw, Co. Fermanagh, N.Ireland
RecipientWeir, Isabella
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs. Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 OSA.
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9904199
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 23:04:99.
Word Count252
January 9th 1886

Dear Bella
I avail myself
of this favourable opportunity
of adressing [addressing?] these few
lines to you hoping their
arrival will find you
and Nancy in the
enjoyment of as good
health as I would wish
you to have. I must
say for myself thank
God my own health
at present is pretty fair
of course pulling of all
other things preys first
upon the constitution
however we must not
give up in despair
but try and console ourselves
as best we can not
knowing what may be
in store for us in the
future Dear Bella I
hope that country is
proving agreeable to
you. I heard at least
from your Father
that you were not quite
content where you were
and as far as I know
of his mind I think he
would be wishful
you would change ;
by other places, to see
what you could make
of it. Dear Bella
enclosed I send you
a few verses of a song
in regard of old times
when we had our
joke and chat. If you
favour me with
a few lines and your adress
[address?] I will give you
a great deal more information
which would perhaps
prove useful to you as
regards the news of
the country there is
nothing of importance
to tell you of I could
relate to you one strange
incident. I must tell you
wee Peter is not married
yet neither is Tom Noble
I conclude by remaining your
devoted friend
Tom McMullin. [McMullan?]