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Title: A M'L Staveley to "My very dear sister"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileStavely, Alexander M/26
SenderStavely, Alex M.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationclergyman
Sender Religion
OriginSaint John, N. Brunswick, Canada
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD 1792/E: Deposited by the late Rev. J.C.K. Armour and the Rev. J.S.S. Armour
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.9909291
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 05:10:99.
Word Count506
TranscriptMy very dear sister,
I wrote at length last mail
to sister Mary. At tea to-night Jane
formed the resolution of writing to you. No
sooner had she [----?] commenced than some
friends from the country called to make an
evening visitation. I find however that your
niece has managed amidst many interferences
to make good her intention. Indeed she
has a wonderful facility in filling some
eight or ten pages at any time - when as
she says I hope not profanely, however,
"Her spirit moves her" - As she did not give
me liberty to read what she has written
you must take it for what it is
worth I rather think however that
did any of you keep up a regular
correspondence, she would in her own
[self?] make you acquainted with
what is going on here.
This not must be posted tonight
so as to go by mail to-morrow
morning at seven via Annapolis
and Halifax -
I had a note from bro. [brother?] William
last week. A splendid new bridge is
built over the Allegheny near his
residence and he has got a good
situation - [--?] called in &c. This is
much better than travelling and
taking orders so & [--?] necessarily
away from home for many
weeks - Our Brother has been
less successful than we could
ever have wished. He has a
noble spirit - a strong attachment
to the Church of his fathers
and a very consistent walk
conduct and [conversation?] so far
as I have been able to judge
from my visit to him at [Minual?]
Point - Natrona - Oittsburgh.
With the fear of double
postage which would, if unpaid,
have subjected you to a fine I will
say no more - Margaret is still
in the upper country among friends
I had intended going after her but
an invitation just recd. [received?]
to assist at W [Sawson's?[ Communion the
first Sat. of November,
will have prevented this -
Perhaps, especially if we
hear from any of you by our
late spot, I will write you
soon again - It is almost
a "Saxby" storm to-night
and I will only go out
to the post office for some
one very dear to me as
you are my loved and loving
sister, and still are. Kindest
regards to all relatives and to
the Pastors of Kilraughts
"old" and "new". Revd. M
Brown &c &c &c
friends, if they still
remember me. How is it
about your farm? hanks
for the saddle sockes &c
you and Mr. Hamilton
you have been kind enough
to send - in great haste
ever affectionately yours
Alex M Staveley
Tuesday 9 a.m.
Oct. 18. 1870

Is there any prospect of your
coming to see us? My dear sister mary
Elizabeth and the dear ones of B.boyland
[Ballyboyland?] will excuse me for not
referring to them now particularly. I am asked
M to address & envelope this & I thought
it would be unkind not to add a line.