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Title: Mrs C. Scott, Kingston, Canada to Maria Scott, England.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileScott, Jane/37
SenderScott, Jane
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginKingston, Ontario, Canada
DestinationBristol, England
RecipientScott, Maria
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT 2609/5: Copied by Permission of Mrs J. F. Hodges, Glenravel House, Glenravel, Co. Antrim.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9007087
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 25:10:1993.
Word Count877
TranscriptTo: Miss [Maria?] Scott
6 Lower Cresent
Clifton - Bristol

Kingston Upper Canada
Augt [August?] 2 -

I cannot tell you how disappointed I
was to find yesterday that I could not
answer your most welcome letter my dear
Maria in time for the Great Western the
delay has been occasioned by our being absent
for change of air for us both - neither being
well - & this same cause has prevented my writing
as I intended before yours arrived on a subject
which I know will be deeply interesting to your
affect[iona?]te heart - each day I thought I should write
the first settled day, but various things led us
to move from place to place - this is however
the first letter I write across the Atlantic on
the subject - it has pleased our God that my
dear Charlotte should gain the affections of
the one in Canada of all I have seen that
I should choose for her, if I had my choice
- all things taken into consideration - I may
have mentioned to you Mr Givens, and [an?] excellent
young Clergyman who is stationed among the
Mohawk Indians in the Bay of [Quinte?] about
40 or 50 miles from this - we first met
him about a year ago as he had not been
in the habit of coming to Kingston except
when passing rapidly through to & from
Toronto, but since then his visits have been
much more frequent, & as an intimate friend
of his, a married Clergyman sought for
increased intimacy, it greatly facilitated
his wish for further acquaintance - but some
how it never entered either Charlottes [Charlotte's?] head
or mine that he had thought of the matter from
the first time he saw her - but she was surrounded
by so many evidently anxious to pay her
attention that he, having an unduly humble
opinion of himself [feared?] for some time there
was no hope of his gaining her - you may suppose
how thankful I was to find in his proposal
being made that she much preferred him
to any one she had met with - if I was sitting
beside you, I could whisper in your ear some
things that would interest & amuse you & which
raise a feeling of continual thankfulness mingled
with a sort of surprise on looking back, just
ab[ou?]t they did at the time of occurrence - at the
way in which our God guarded & guided &
arranged matters with such care in regard to
forwarding this event & keeping off some others
- part of which she knows nothing of herself - as
[?] things occured just about the time
of her acceptance of Mr G: [Givens?] which their [there?] was
no sense in mentioning to any one - Nor
is their [there?] any use in my saying this to you, only
that I am in the habit of speaking all my
mind when writing to you - which had me
sometimes to be rather desultory & wandering
warmly engaged in the business & he finds it difficult
to keep to his daily duties so far away - it will therefore
probably take place in Sept[ember?] towards the middle or end
- we have to be busy getting the [fittings?] out which is a
more difficult business here than at home - & we have both
been ill as I mentioned - but now I am thankful to say
we are greatly better - C. [Charlotte?] was really extremely unwell the
illness I think brought on by cold - she sends her very kindest
love & feels that few people will feel such sincere interest
as yourself - you can [tell?] dear Mrs Bos[?] with our
affec[tiona?]te love - I well know the kind interest she will feel
in hearing of the tender providential care of our God for
my Child - he has allowed me to see His hand every
step of the way - I have written unintentionally on such
bad paper I fear you will scarce be able to read it
I am [?] to hear of [?] [?] [being?]
& so delicate but trust from what you say it may
turn out something in connection with her present situation
- I shall be longing most to hear again - write dearest M: as
soon as ever you receive this - I was still going on with
education as the Books &c I sent for w[oul?]d tell you, & C. & I
were just wondering after Lotitas [Lotita's?] marriage what w[oul?]d come
[?] to interrupt us - My dear Sister K: & Mr Armstrong
feel as much interest as if C. [Charlotte?] belonged to themselves - give
our kindest remembrance to Mrs Hayes & Miss Heath
& Mrs Smith - I saw Capt[ain?] Townsend today who seemed
in excellent health & spirits - this is a wretchedly written
letter in every way - give our kindest love to all at Willsbo [Willsborough?]
& [Baltragh?] - also to Richd [Richard?] & Jas [James?] if you write - give our
kind love also to Jane, & tell her I am sure she will feel
kindly interested & glad C. [Charlotte?] has met with one so excellent
as a companion for life - ever my dearest M: [Maria?] y[ou?]r most
affect[iona?]te JS [Scott?]