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Title: Mary McCune, Philadelphia to John McCune, [Ballyvesey?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Filemccune, mary/16
SenderMcCune, Mary
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
DestinationCarnmoney, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland
RecipientMcCune, John
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipwrites to father-in-law
SourceDonated by Mrs M Barton, 24 Parkgate Rd., Parkgate, Co Antrim, BT39 ODF
ArchiveCentre for Migration Studies
Doc. No.604073
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Word Count358
Note(recently widowed)
Transcript[Front of Letter]

To Mr John McCune
Ballyveasy [Ballyvesey?]
Care of Mr David Bell
North Street Belfast.

MY 14

MY [17]

MY [--?]

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Philadelphia April 30th 1849

Dear Father Inlaw it is with great trouble and
anxiety of mind that I now address you and the near and dear
relations of my late and much lamented Husband Wm McCune
He departed this life on the morning of the [13?]th Inst at
[1?] OC [o clock?]. He was unwell for 2 weeks but thanks to
the Almighty he bore his affliction with Christian fortitude
relying on the steadfast belief that it was through the merit
of what Christ has done and suffered that he would be saved
his firm belief in his Dying hour has been a great consolation
to me. but still to my earthly sorrow I am now bereaved of a
loving and Affectionate Husband whose loss I will long mourn
for. and the only consolation I have at present is this promise
received from the giver of all goodness. Who says. I will be a
Husband to the Widow, and a Father to the Fatherless, his complaint
was what is called a Rose it first affected his head which was
greatly Swelled and it afterwards affected him Inwardly he was
regularly attended during his illness by two emminent [eminent?]
Physicians but it baffled their judgment to prolong his Journey
on earth so I earnestly trust that his appointed time was come
that he was to be removed to everlasting happiness. My dear
friends from the course of natural events a change must at a
certain period take place on me if I am spared life to survive
Such a Scene. I will write to you and let you know the
particulars, his cousin Margt [Margaret?] McCune was at his
Funeral, and Now my dear Friends as my late Husband sent
a letter to his Brother when in was contained all that

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was necessary to mention concerning purchasing of land in
this Country. I will now conclude, after saying that if you
think proper to write to me at any convenient time it will
be thankfully recd [received?] by a friend to Wm [William?]
McCunes relations

Wishing his Father, Brothers and Sisters well.
And I remain your Afft [Affectionate?] Friend till Death.
Mary McCune.