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Title: Alex M. Stavely, Saint John to "My Very Dear Sister", [?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileStavely, Alexander M/2
SenderStavely, Alex M.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationclergyman
Sender Religion
OriginSaint John, N. Brunswick, Canada
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD/1792/E: Deposited by late Rev. J.C.K. Armour and the Rev. S.S.S. Armour.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9707032
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 28:07:97.
Word Count450
TranscriptSaint John
25 February 1868

My very dear Sister,
Accept of my thanks for yor very kind note, by last
Mail. It gave me great comfort to hear from you again
and I do hope that you will write me after as I could
not wish a better letter than you can still write. I
rejoice to hear of Sister Annes recovery. May the
Lord spare her long and bless her abundantly. I had
intended writing you at length today but our Communion
is next Sabbath and so many interruptions occurred that
I could not possibly do it. I [-----?] we had a mutiny
of Session tonight and our Sittings continued till a
late hour, at a still later hour I scribble these few
lines to go by the mail tomorrow morn. [morning?].
We are all in our usual health. You will see in the
papers that another of my particular friends Mr. Hen.
[Henry?] W.B. [------?] is called home - I had
introductions to him from his wife's relatives in
[------?] through Mr Andw [Andrew?] Symington when I came
to this Province and he always, though from conviction
and by profession a Baptist, took a deep interest in me.
For many years he visited me on the 1st day of January.
His last visit at the beginning of this year was
prolonged for perhaps more than an hour and though
therein the enjoyment of excellent bodily health his
conversation was all of Saints on earth & saints
in Heaven. He has now I am sure united in the praises of
the upper Sanctuary, whilst his removal after a short
illness, from congestion of the Lungs, is greatly
regretted in this Community, Many of the very best
citizens have been removed by death during the last two
years, taken away from the evil to come.
If I am spared till another early opportunity I will
write you at greater length.
Perhaps this would not be sent only that I got today &
therefore wish to enclose, Insurance for the February
quarter, now due. W.I.B. Hamilton will please
acknowledge through you. I heard from Saml [Samuel?]
[-lugston?] mind as you write and advised Wm. [William?]
[----------?]. He has probably written in person, himself.
It appears to me very strange that there should be so much
difficulty in getting some and to procure & forward
the dividends. If others fail I think William will appoint
a Brother of the late Mrs Stavely, Mr. Hind.
Should you see Mr [-lugston?] say that I will shortly
write to him.
This is a note that I do wish you to burn when read.
Dearest regards to all
Believe me in great haste, My very dear Sister,
Your ever Affectionate Brother
Alex M. Stavely.