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Title: Isabella Martin, Chicago, U.S.A., to Her Mother Mrs Shaw, Co.Down
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Filemartin, isabella/26
SenderMartin, Isabella
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationmiddle-class housewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginChicago, Illinois, USA
DestinationCo. Down, N.Ireland
RecipientMrs Shaw
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD2709/1/10: Presented by Miss Shanks, Portaferry, Co.Down
ArchivePublic Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9501107
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT/JW, 11:01:1995.
Word Count273
NoteN.B. her husband is prob. a merchant.
Transcript Chicago Aug 8 1872

My Dear Mother
I received your kind and welcome letters and I was sorry
to know that you had been sick but I hope you are better
by this time we are all well at present only baby is sick
and Sam was very sick but he is got better now and Sams wife
and Child was over seeing me and staed [stayed?] a trip it
was the Agne [agony?] sam had he is quite well now William
is well and working hard that is making good time with the
old Enterprise he is tring [trying?] to bete [better?]
Sam and Nickey [Nicky?] Nancys husband was seeing me he said he
had sent for her to come but I heard nothing since William
says he is going home to se [see?] you but do not be
Killing your self [yourself?] knitting it is the teeth that
is the matter with the baby it is very hard on Children here
in the Summer time the [they?] like the glad tidings
well she is a nice schooner I would have wrote sooner only
baby being sick and I have so little to write about I hope
Margaret and family and Mrs and Mr Taylor and family and
all enquiring friends and I would like to know where Mrs
Mc Mullan son William is I will not be so long in writing
again with kind love to you and I hope god will send you
better and William will tell you all when he goes home

no more but I remain your affectionate daughter
Isabella Martin

295 Main Street
Chicago Ill [Illinois?]

I was so bothered with Children that I could
scarcely write this