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Title: Sarah, Frankford, Pennsylvania to her cousin Jinty.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginFrankford, Penn., USA
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT 2278/26: Copied by Permission of Miss Jean Totten, Ballymaclose, Ballinderry, Co. Antrim.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8903148
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 22:10:1993.
Word Count362
TranscriptFrankford, Pa. [Pennsylvania?]

Sept 13th 97 [1897?]

My dear Jinty,
I did not hear of
Uncle Willie death untill [until?] I received
your letter. I am very sorry about
him although I do not remember
him at all, only what mother tell's
me. Mother was very sorry to hear
it, as she was always very fond of
Uncle Willie. I pity Aunt Lilly
with such a family and so far
away from you all. But is not
cousin Willie Lattimore out
near them? I remember just a
few days before he left Ireland
meeting him on my way to the
Woodburn School. (He was driving
a horse and cart up to his father
in-laws) when I asked him for
a ride not knowing who he was
he took me up in the cart and
asked me if I did not know
him, imagine my surprise when
he told me who he was and then
said good by [bye?], Jinty if I had
known he was cousin Willie I
would of been to [too?] bashful to
speak to him for a ride. But I
have got over that bad feeling
long ago when you have to
fight your own way in the
world you have to do what
they [the?] Americans say have a little
nerve. What do you think I
have got a Bicycle and can
ride but not without a good
tumble. I wish you could see
your little country cousin on
a wheel. I declare you would
not know her.
Tell Harry hope his wish shall
be gratified next summer. Mother
says she will help me and I do
want to go over next summer
awful bad.
You wrote in your last "I wish
you would tell me when you write
whether you are engaged to be


married, or maybe, by this time
are already married". Well let
me think - no I am not married
as for being engaged - I do
not tell tales out of school, that
part will keep to next summer
if I should see you then I
might tell you.
Mother joins in sending her love
to Uncle & Aunt and you all
especially your dear old self
Your cousin