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Title: Maggie Montgomery, Belfast to Martha Warwick, U.S.A.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMontgomery, Maggie/28
SenderMontgomery, Maggie
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientWarwick, Martha
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Carol L. Green, 334 Wyatt Court NE, Salem,OR 94301
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9807257
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 07:07:98.
Word Count493
Transcript3 [Fernbank?] Villas


Dear sister

I now take up my pen to write a few lines to you in answer to your over welcome which I received correct. glad to hear once more from you and that you are all in best of health as this leaves us all well. Thank God for all his kind mercies to us. This has been a [an?] awful wet winter here raining almost every day very little frost or snow the days are beginning
to get long again last week was the only week of good weather we have had for a long time but we are all hoping we will have better weather now as the turn of the day has come our family are all well Sam has been at home all winter he came home to a situation in J B [Fergusons?] a motto [motor?] car firm in Belfast he wanted to get a bit of xperance [experience?] in that line of bisuness [business?] before he comes out to America as the motto [motor?] engineering is a great trade out [there?]. but their [there?] is a young man [out?] who is comming [coming?] home on a visite [visit?] this [season?] and I think he will [work?] until he comes but you dont [don't?] know what notion he will take so he says he may get your length some time if he is spared. I think they will all be out if they are spared but [Bob?] & [Willie?] are just young an [and?] rough yet [Bob?] is 18 years and Bill is 16 they are both young men & [Sue?] is a young [woman?] but not very tall not near as tall as I was she is a neat
little girl I think [they?] will all be in America yet. I have not seen any of the people out at home since I was out last summer but I think they are all well. I dont [don't?] know whether uncle [people?] got the money from Astralia [Australia?] yet or not I did not hear any word since well sister you say you dont [don't?] mind cousin Grace do you not mind Aunt Martha -
Thompson that lived in Belfast you came to see her before you left for America she said to tell you about you comming [coming?] to see her before you left for America but she is dead about 8 years ago Grace minds you all right and is always asking about when I go to see her she says I would like to see Martha I have little more to tell you as this leave [leaves?] us all in best of health hope it will find you and family all well and not forgetting [uncle?] [Tom?] & Aunt ellen and their family
I now close with love from all from your affectionate sister M. Montgomery dont [don't?] forget to write soon Bobert [Robert?] is in the best of health and working every day