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Title: Martha Sinclair, Healdsburg, to "My Dear Margaret", Co. Derry
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSinclair, Martha/16
SenderSinclair, Martha
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginHealdsburg, California, USA
DestinationDraperstown?, Co. Derry, N.Ireland
RecipientGraham?, Margaret
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD1497/4/13: Presented by Mrs. W.Patterson, Draperstown, Co.Derry
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.302062
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 18:02:03.
Word Count270
July 29 1887

My Dear Margaret
We are al [all?] very
sorry that we have to write
to yous [you?] about yours [your?] Aunts
death she died thursday

morning after a short illiness
[illness?] her complaint was a hemmerage

[haemorrhage?] of the stomach we were all
[very?] sorry indeed when she departed
abut 25 minutes after 8 oclock in the morning
she took bad on tuesday and lasted
until thursday morning that was
1 day and 2
nights we may say we are very sorry indeed
because we wrote to you in the last letter

she had very good health we had 3 doctors with her
but her life was impossiable
[impossible?] to be
saved we were all present and she new [knew?] us
all until the last James whitch [who?] was 1
hundred and 75 miles away we sent a teleghaph
[telegraph?] to him he arrived in time whitch
[which?] she was very glad to see him
there was quite a funeral of friends the
speaking was in the house by Mr Drummond where
a lare [large?] portion of people folled
[followed?] her remains to the
cemetery to her last resting place
Annie Mrs Groves We are all very sorry about
our boor [poor?] mother when we lost her we
lost a good friend we will miss her badly we
can not [cannot?] express our grief to yous [you?]
all. I know yous [you?] all will feel very
sad It will go hard on your mother margaret
and on yous [you?] all to hear of death (sic)
the rest of the family are all well.
I remain as ever
Martha Sinclair

Transcribed by Dympna McGeary