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Title: David Moody, Liverpool, to "My Dear Margaret", [Location?].
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMoody, David/58
SenderMoody, David
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationwaiting to sail off to Australia
Sender Religionunknown
OriginLiverpool, England
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT. 2901/3/5: Copied by Permission of Mrs M. Mayne-Reid 30 Ballymullan Road, Crawfordsburn, County Down.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9510061
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 12:10:95.
Word Count339
TranscriptLiverpool 23rd 1857

My Dear Margaret
I suppose this is the first note that I have ever written you
for I never had any call. I know you will always be glad to hear
from me and I will not forget to write you. We have had a very
pleasant passage none of us was the least sick and we have got
all the boxes on board but Henry's and the ship is in the river
at present. She left the dock this morning and our two boys is
in her to-night. We are to set sail for Australia on Friday. My
dear Margaret I hope you will bear up and resign yourself to Him
who doeth all thing well, as I know you will comfort my mother
as much as possible and I hope in the end that our separation
will be ever blessed although no separation for the present is
joyous but grevious "Let not your hopes with [envious?] thoughts
be troubled or dismayed."
Wm [William?] & Jean are well. We are stopping in a private
house we are verry [very?] comfortable Henry is still stopping
with is [his?] Misses @ Hills he is keeping
verry [very?] close by her I have not seen Her since [our?] [arrival?]
he and her party was up at Manchester on Monday they had also a
party in Hills since he came
Jean and I was @ old [Carnesss?] [Wills?] this evening he was
verry [very?] kind to us he had just retourned [returned?] from
it when when [sic] I comenced [commenced?] this scrawl
I will send a line to John Ross tomorrow & one to Abraham. I
have nothing now to say only there is an old lady a first Cabin
passenger at the table Going with me He is for Australia on a
pleasure trip with his son who came home with Henry a great
talker and verry [very?] religious.
Wm [William?] and Jane has went to bed so Margaret Good Night
[remember?] me to Miss & Mr Butler and all