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Title: Reynolds, William to O'Toole, Elizabeth, 1891
CollectionThe Reynolds Letters. An Irish Emigrant Family in Late Victorian Manchester [L.W. McBride]
SenderReynolds, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationlinen trader
Sender Religionunknown
OriginManchester, England
DestinationTexas, USA
RecipientO'Toole, Elizabeth
Recipient Genderfemale
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Transcript295 Stretford Road
Jan 5th 1891

Dear Cousin Lizzie,
We have had a great deal of excitement here over the Parnell
business. It caused a great maney things to be at a Stand Still. It has
been a vary bad thing for Ireland. It is like as if thare is all ways Something to happan to throw Ireland back. Parnell is not fit to be the Leader again. I think myself he never will be the Leader of the Irish people again. It has been all the talk for Some time and is Still but we are getting completely tired of it and the Sooner it is Settled the better.
We got the news of the Battle with the Indians. Thay are a wild desperate
race. I hope thay are a long distence from your Home. The
Americans Troops will quiten tham pretty quickly but not without
Some li[v]es lost. I hope all my cousins are safe from tham in Texas. My
mother would like to [obtain] uncles & aunts likeness. I will try and
Send you more information in my next letter.
William Reynolds

All join me in wishing you all a Vary Happy & prosperous New Year.
I remain
your Effectionate Cousin