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Title: Patrick Alexander, Omagh to "Dear Son James", Ontario.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileAlexander, Patrick/66
SenderAlexander, Patrick
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginOmagh, Co. Tyrone, N. Ireland
DestinationOntario, Canada
RecipientAlexander, James
Recipient Gendermale
SourceDonated by Donald Alexander, Box 7, Wellington, Canada
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9511125
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 29:11:95.
Word Count246
TranscriptFebruary 18th 1889
Tamlaught, Tuesday

Dear son James I embrace this favourable
opportunity of writing to you these few lines to let
you know that your friends are all well at present
thanks be to god for his kindess to us but I am
getting very weak and feeble I am scarce fit to move
about on two sticks but I am thankfull to they [the?]
almighty god for the length of days he has given me on
this earth but my eysight [eyesight?] is nearly gone
as well as my limbs Dear son you told me when you were
over here that if I stood in need of a trifle of money
to send you a few lines and you would send me a little
and if it was ever so little it would be useful to me
at present we have had a very wet summer all this
season but crops done pretty well except the potatoes
on wet ground and they are scarce worth a diging
[digging?] and the turf all a total failure and
turnips are of poor crop and markets is dearer than
they formerly were and cattle never was so high as
they are at present we have had a soft wet winter and
I might say very little past as snow to the first of
February and we have a pretty fair share of it since
I have nothing more particular to mention at present
but remain your loving father to death
Patrick Alexander