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Title: William Kidd, New York, to Eliza Jane [McClure?], Randalstown.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Filekidd, william/26
SenderKidd, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginSalisbury Centre, NY, USA
DestinationRandalstown, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientMcClure, Eliza Jane
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT3102/1/7: Presented by Mr. R.D. Mc Clure.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.9501073
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT/JW, 06:01:1995.
Word Count621
TranscriptSalisbury Centre July 23. 1875

Dear Friends
Eliza Jane
we are very grateful to you for your long and intelligent letter
which gave us such great satisfaction to here from you all we are
glad to here from you all from time to time though we must
acknowledge our Negligence in writing to you offener [more often?]
but I hope you will pardon us on this point but we offen [often?]
think of you all many times Mary and me thinks of you all we are
anxious to here from you all once more we are glad to inform you
that we are all enjoying good health at present thanks be to god for
the many blessings he has conferred on us we do acknowledge his
grate [great?] Kindness to us ever since we arrived here and I hope he will
be our gide [guide?] through all coming time we do feel sad when we
think of the Calamity that has befallen our old Neighbours and
friends you informed us of many that died and others that moved of
to a strange land we thank you for the Newspaper that you sent us it
gave us a grate dale of information about the changes that has taken
place in our native Country we do sympathyse [sympathise?] with
sister Margret in her many trials and trubles [troubles?] she hase
[has?] to encounter we wounder [wonder?] some times that these
things are so but after all some times perhaps it is all for our
good Mary would like to know if the children had any disappointment
an if there was any cause for it Mary would like if sister Margret
would write us a letter and let us know her troubles or if she has
any reason why she would not we wrote a letter to her and had no
answer we have wondered why she would not we wonder many times if
uncle David and aunt Margret are still alive an if they are still
spared on the land of the living it is a grate [great?] blessing the have
there Children around them in there old age to take care of them.
Robert McClure and family is well we were out there at Christmas and
had a good time Thomas D works on the Farm Fred was at school and
has a good education and seems to be a very smart young man we have
talked a great dale [deal?] to Robert about writing to his Father and Mother
he always said he would he said last fall he was going home to spend
a couple of months with them but I think he will not Roberts word
cannot be depended on Robert might have been a grate [great?] deal
better off than he is if he had only attended to his own business
but Robert has his failours [failures?] I am in hope that he will do
better now he is at home with his family now Mary requested me to
let you now how it was with Robert. John Davis is well he got
married at New years last to a Miss Carpenter a Yankee he is doing
well he has bought a fine Farm and keeps 25 Cows on it we have not
herd from Archy he dont write we would like to now how James Kirk is
getting in Australia and if you have herd any word from David
remember us to Cuson [Cousin?] Margret and Thomas McMullen and if
Elisabeth is still alive we are glad to here that cousin James and
family are well and doing well remember us to your Brother Thomas
William and Samuel write as soon as convenient no more at present
but remains your affectionate Friend to death

Wm.[William?] Kidd