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Title: Mary Blair, Georgia, to William J. C. Allen, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBlair, Mary Ann/35
SenderBlair, Mary Ann
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhousewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginGeorgia, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientCampbell Allen, William J.
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD1558/1/7/11: Presented by the Late F. D, Campbell Allen Esq., 15 London Road, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9803627
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 27:03:98.
Word Count465
TranscriptDear William John I know by this time you are
upbraiding me with negligence and ungratefulness
but you must forgive me I have been so distressed in
mind I had no heart to sit down to write to you, I
got notice to leave the place I now live on Willy
would have written you but his hand is so rough that
he has put it off while he has done picking Cotton
he says you must forgive him he has one commenced this
some time, I am going to make a request of you would
you be good enough to call on Uncle and prevail on
him to loan me as much as would buy the plantation
which is five Hundred Dollars and as much as would
get me a Negroe [Negro?] girl a good field hand it
goes very hard with me scouring and working I dont
[don't?] mind what little cooking I have to do and
by keeping her one day in the week in the house it
would be a great advantage to me I am troubled with a
pain in my left side which lays me up particularly
when I go through m[torn] fatigue I would have all
purchased in Uncles or Williams wh[torn] ever the
[they?] would think proper I would require some stock,
I would be punctual in paying whatever interest he
would charge the boys will do all the [they?] can to
get along the [they?] dont [don't?] want to be
scattered, I want to raise them all together if I
possibly can I ent [am not ?] afraid with the Almightys
blessing but we could get along well I will depend on
you doing all you can for me moving about from place
to place its enoug [enough?] to break any ones heart,
if it was not for Mr McGuire [Maguire?] I would see
hard times in this Country although I am in his debt
he acts more like a brother and father to the children
he paid me a visit last winter he saw the little ones
had not warm clothing he immediately had some sent to
them, I hope by this time Uncle has received my letter
and will take it into to consideration to do something
for me pray do not let you [your?] good Lady see this
scroll I must wait the result with patience if he
cannot do something for me I dont [don't?] know what
will become of me and the children, I hope Mrs Allen
enjoys good health make my respects to her I thank you
for your handsome present
God Bless you. Mary A. Blair

October 11th I have had no opportunity of sending my
letter to town untill [until?] to day we are all well
as usual. M.A. [Mary?] A Blair