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Title: Mary McKinley, Philadelphia, to Susanna Adamson, Co. Down.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Filemckinley, mary/8(2)
SenderMcKinley, Mary Ellen
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
DestinationCo. Down, N.Ireland
RecipientAdamson, Susanna
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD/3305/3/4: Deposited by Dr. K. A. Miller.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9805358
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 14:05:98.
Word Count319
Transcript2802 N. [North ?] 2nd St.
Phila. [Philadelphia ?]
Jan 12 1900

Dear Susanna
I hope you will excuse me for not writing
to you sooner - as I have been very busy - Uncle Henry
is with us now, he is just eight weeks to-day at our house -
he is very poorly - the doctor has no hope of him at all -
he has got so helpless - we have to lift him and lay him -
just like a child. Uncle bought a place for $4600 - he gave
$100 on the bargain - but he has given the place up -
as he is in no condition now to do anything. My father
had his right arm broken in September - one of the horses
kicked him, his arm is very painful. I dont think he will
every [ever ?] have any power of it. Mother is feeling poorly
she has so much to do - and has been doing so much since
Uncle Henry was taken sick that she is very much run
down in health so that we have quite a hospital at our
Mrs. Woodburn comes very often to see Uncle Henry - she
has been so very kind to him, that I feel very grateful to
her - she is in good health and wishes to be remembered to
you all. I hope you will write soon and send me
those photos you spoke of in your last letter.
The weather here is lovely if it continues another month
we will have a very short winter.
Please give our kind love to Aunt Kennedy - Mrs. Woodburn
says when she goes over to Ireland again she will stop
a whole week with her.
Remember us all to Joseph Girven - let us know if he
is still in the old place in High St.
Hoping you are all in good health.
I remain
Your affec. [affectionate ?] Cousin
Mary E. McKinley