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Title: Daniel O'Neill,[Ireland?],to Mr John [Smith?],[Ireland?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileO'Neill, Daniel/22
SenderO'Neill, Daniel
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginGlasnevin nr Dublin?, Ireland
DestinationNorth America?
RecipientSmyth, John
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD.1828/35: Presented by James Steele, The Whins, Mosside, Ballymoney, County Antrim.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.9507155
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 24:07:1995.
Word Count409
TranscriptTo: Mr John Smyth

Glassnevin [Glasnevin?] Nov 1st 46 [November 1st 1846?]

I received your letter,
and was sorry to hear; the information
it contained: relative till
the death, of your respected brother,
I was afraid that the information;
I received was true as,
I said, in a former note, I felt
[obliterated] of you, on that occasion
but for your dear mother: yet I hope
and trust, that she has recd [received?] it
as a Christian that though the
news was, suden [sudden?] and doleful: I
hope no immoderate grief, was
indulged in, by her. I am well
aware, of the voice of nature in
such scenes; Nature cries aloud to
us, at such a crisis, I will weep, I
will grieve, I will never, give over
mourning. But, at this very moment
the voice of Faith cries aloud to
us: to stop, sighs & tears, which
are so offensive, in the eyes of the
Deity. Besides the Christian parent
knows well, that it was never
promised by God, they should
still be together; in this life.
But the express promise was &
is, that in the Kingdom of heaven;
they shall never be separated.
Let the Christian parent then with
the eye of Faith, look up till that
day: when the [they?] shall be united, never
never [sic] till be parted more.
Knowing that such is the case;
it should silence all grief, on
our parts -
Sir you may think it strange,
that I was so long, replying
to your letter. I hope you will
excuse me; when I tell you,
that, I have scarcely time, to say
God bless me. We are kept here,
as close and as busy, as, if we
were, on the harvest ridge, Yet
I say that such a course is
the best sight, a Teacher ever
Saw. I have to confess, that I have
recd [received?] 9 letters, during the last
month, from my friends, to none
of which; I have as yet got time,
till return; an answer Nor
do I think, it will be in my
power so to do, till, I leave this, Hoping
that this, will find you, &,
in a particular manner, your
(father & mother,) brothers and sisters
in good health, of body & mind
I have gone too far, I hasten
to conclude, by empathatt. [emphatically?]
really saying, that I am your
obdt servt Danl ONeill [obedient servant Daniel O'Neill?]
To Mr John Smyth

Remember me in a particular manner
to your brother William