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Title: Abraham Moody, Cloney, Magilligan, Ireland, to John Moody
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMoody, Abraham/25
SenderMoody, Abraham
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginMagilligan, Co. Derry, N.Ireland
RecipientMoody, John
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT2901/3/15: Copied by Permission of Mrs M. Mayne-Reid, 30 Ballymullan Road, Crawfordsburn, County Down
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9503078
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 15:03:1995.
Word Count463
TranscriptCloney 5 May 1868

Dear John
I never sent a letter to [Austida?]
but one to Henry and one to David I am
buzy [busy?] and I thought Abraham was weighting [waiting?]
enough I think you all mourn poor William
too much he was an inocent [innocent?] kind of a
man and the Almighty was pleased
to take him out of too much trouble
John I want you to [look?] all your affairs
[fairly?] in the face and then you will have
reason to be very contented you have a
fine family and of all my Brothers
that is Married you liked the choiscest [choicest?]
and they truest partner think
much of what God has given you and
he will give you more if he gives not
more he will give you peace and contentment
with what he has given that is better
than all they vanity and pride that
riches can give I received a Letter dated
the 10th of January from David I am glad
he is getting on so pleasantly if he does
not be Rich if he gets as much as will
serve him that will be enough my
Uncle Solomon is thankfull [thankful?] for the œ10
Bill that he enclosed in the letter he
sent me I hope he will make a good
use of it he has been severall [several?] times at meeting
since he received it
there is not much change in Magilligan
there is something of they revival here
but not so much as in other places it
has been a severe Winter one storm after
another I feel a little lonely sometimes and then
again I [----?] [better?] than if I had company
then I would not have confidence
in [their?] was a Tea party in the Meeting
house in Winter a Large asembley [assembley?] but not
very select it was directed by revival young
men and revival young famely [family?] they
wore all the badges of distinguish but they
did not deserve it their was cold watter [water?]
for tea and little bread there was too many
clerghmen [clergymen?] to have all time to speak Mr. Simpson
came by Accident and gave the
best [discourse?] ever I heard on they word
Eternity never being mentioned in
Bible but once and that is in Isaiah John
[Ross?] has been the second time at Belfast
Colague [college?] Abraham Mrs. and Family are
well and getting on with their [business?]
finely [finally?] I am getting on with Cloney better
than you would think They have got
Gortmore House taken by a man the name
of Stewart he has some [h-----?] with the
Salmon he put a caretaker in it [M--------?]
his Father lives as you go to the mountains
They Mr [Bullir?] and Mrs [Bullir?] is well