Main content

Title: S. Wylly, Savannah, to Mrs. H. Mackey.[Ireland?].
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWylly, Susannah/4
SenderWylly, Susannah
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationupper middle-class housewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginSavannah, Georgia, USA
DestinationColeraine, Co. Derry, N.Ireland
RecipientMackey, Helen
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD 955/9: Deposited by Messrs. Martin King, French & Ingram, Solicitors, Limavady, Co. Londonderry.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9705298
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 23:05:97.
Word Count405
TranscriptSavannah Jun 20, 1763

I had ye Pleasure some time ago of receiving
a letter from my Dr. [Dear?] Sister Macky & would
have answered it sooner but it really was not in
my Power. I think your long Silence was very
excusable but hope Mr. Macky [Mackey?] is now recovered
& as to Nursing 'tis what we must all expect, so
that need be no interruption to our correspondence.
I am greatly obliged to you for yr [your?] regard
you express for me & I think myself very much
indebted to ye [the?] Person that has given me
so good a Character, if we ever have ye [the?]
Pleasure of meeting hope we shant be Disappointed,
for I assure you I promise myself a good deal of
happiness with you if we should ever see each other.
I have a relation just come from ye [the?] west
Indies, he left your Father & Brothers well, the old
Gentleman now left Mr. Taylor & lives with one Milikin,
[Milliken?] but I hope he won't be there long, as your Brother
is now in hopes of bringing your father with him to
Georgia, but my relation tells me he won't come as
Tom has used him so ill that he says he wll not put
it in a Childs Power again to use him ill. He may
trust Mr. Wylly, for I am sure it would be his Study
to make him happy, Indeed, my Alick will do every
thing that's in his Power to settle my father in
Georgia, if he can't Prevail on him to come here, he
will try to get him to go home, as he can't bear the
thought of his being in any one's employ.
I wish you Joy of your Son & don't doubt his being a
fine Boy, I have an addition to my family since you
Heard from me last, a fine girl & the very Picture
of my Alick, her Name is [Sukey?].
Please to give my Love to Mr. Mackey. Capt. [Galeard?]
& his Lady I hope they are well, I intend to write
to Sally But I had so many Letters to answer that I am
quite tired so must conclude with assuring you that I
sincerely long to see you & till I can have that
Pleasure a Close Correspondence with you will add greatly
to ye [the?] happyness [happiness?] of
your most affect [affectionate?]