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Title: Anne Jane Watters, Temperanceville to Eleanor Anderson, Coagh.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWatters, Anne Jane/4
SenderWatters, Anne Jane
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhousewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginTemperanceville, Virginia (USA) or Ontario (Canada)
DestinationCoagh, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientAnderson, Eleanor
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT 1664/1/8: Copied by Permission of Mr J. G. T. Anderson, Lurgan, Co. Armagh.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8901015
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 29:09:1993.
Word Count784
TranscriptMiss Eleanor Anderson
County Tyrone

Temeranceville [Temperanceville?] October 18th 1848

My Dear Sister,

You & my dear friends
with you may think I am getting careless
about answering your kind letters (but it
is not so) I still love you all as well as
the day I parted you & yearns more to be in
reach of seeing you all since the bereavement
in our family took place. My Dear
sister the chief cause of my long silence
is want of time - on the 2nd of last March
we got the addition of a little soney [sonny?] to
our small number of young ones now we
have 3. Mother will remember Elizabeth [?]
was born on the 14th of March & David [?]
was born on the 3rd of March 2 years after
now the baby William James was born the 2
of March 6 years after David; Willy is very
fat & very good, yet I feel it a great trouble
to begin to nurse again Elizabeth & David
goes to school the [they?] are both excedingly
[exceedingly?] high for their age, W.J. [William James?]
is very well he stops at home with us now my health is not
very good I don't have good health when I am nursing my food
turns all to milk The last I have heard from Brother, at
cincinnatta [Cincinnati?] was a letter from, Br, [brother?]
J [John?] telling me of the death of his wife she was confined in
January of a dead born babe & she did not recover
but died near the 1st of April I am very sorry
for poor John & I am very unhappy about
him not writing to me since, he said then his
health was very miserable with fitague [fatigue?] I answered
his letter instantly requesting him to come & stop
with me for a while so he would get well I
shall write to Brother George when I get this letter
finished. Dear Ellen it is 5 weeks since I began
this I intended to have it with you before James
White left home as I wanted to ask Mother & Brother
James if it suited them to send me my Dear
Fathers last gift with him but he is here long since

he was here twice to see us let Isabel know
that Mr & Mrs Musgrave has spent a day with
us not long since & we were a day with them
last week they are all very well Mrs Musgrave says she
expects a sister of hers out this fall if she comes
the [they?] could not get a better hand to send the money
with to me I don't want them to hurry & send it
with any one whose principles are doubtful
but the first good chance the [they?] get of one coming here
if they can make it suit them I would thank
them for it you will please tell Brother James
I sent him a letter last spring but I think the
person I sent it to the post office with did not post
it I shall write to him soon give my love to
him & his wife & children & to Aunt Hall
Mr Holmes & family is quite well J Kells
is quite well I hear from you always by
his letter he generaly [generally?] comes to see us when
he gets a letter Dear Sister J Kells was here
yesterday he has just received a letter from
his Father it had a few lines in it from
brother Josep [Joseph?] to me he gave me 48, dolars
[dollars?] & 30 cents & I gave him a receipt in full for
ten pounds My very Dear friends I am very
very gratefull [grateful?] to you not only for your gift
but it convinces me of the good feeling you bear
to me which I apreciate [appreciate?] more than the gift
it is very rare to see Lagacys [legacys?] enhansed
[enhanced?] by those who have to pay.

Dear Ellen I am glad I
did not start this letter about one hour
past I have received a letter from brother John
he is very well & writes gayly [gaily?] as if in good
spirits he says he has an invitation to go home he asks
my advice, if he goes, I hope he would get into such a
scratch as I got he says Brother George & family
is well, give my love to Mother & Brother Joseph
give my love to the Miss Henerys [Henry?] tell me if you
ever hear of Mrs Houston or what of her Dear
[Ellen?] you & Joseph write often to me for believe
me I am ever truly you afctionate [affectionate?] sister.

Anne Jane Watters
Temheranceville [Temperanceville?]