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Title: Catherine E. Murphy to Nick and Johnny Murphy, 10 March 1876
CollectionArgentina - Murphy
SenderMurphy, Catherine E
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationstudent
Sender Religionunknown
OriginEstancia Caldera, Rojas, Argentina
DestinationUncalito, Argentina
RecipientMurphy, Nicholas & John
Recipient Gendermale
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Word Count339
Genrefamily, school

My dear Brothers,
I received your kind letters, also the nice prayer-books, of which we were very proud and thankful. Your letter gave me great pleasure in hearing ye were well, Uncle Martin and Aunt Maggie included, and that ye were so happy and contended with our dear little cousins. Dear Nicholas, I was in Chivilcoy when your letter arrived here, and Papa did not wish to send it to me for fear of it getting lost. So when I came home I got it to my great joy. I only wish you would write oftener. I am very glad to hear that you are getting on so well, and Johnny also. Annie is going to Buenos Aires to school in April. I am not sure whether I will be going or not yet. Dear brothers, the examinations were held in December in the school that I was in for three days. I came out very well. I would have been crowned only for I let another girl pass me in Arithmetic, but I gained a lot of prizes. I also came out very well in Spanish. They also made me parse in Spanish, and I came out well. I worked a beautiful picture nearly as big as a child three years old, representing a little girl sitting on a bank of moss, playing with a little gray dog; also a cushion, a sampler, and a watchcase. The little girl’s dress seems to be of red velvet. I don’t know, dear brothers, when will ye have the chance of seeing it or me. I would give anything to see one sight of Uncle Martin, Aunt Margaret or your teacher. Dear Johnny, don’t forget but write to me also. I will be waiting for it. Papa is also writing. All join me in kind love to Uncle, Aunt and all cousins, not forgetting yourselves and also Uncle James. I remain your ever most affectionate sister,
Catherine E. Murphy