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Title: Mahony, Philip to Shanahan, Lar, 1890
CollectionOceans of Consolation [D. Fitzpatrick]
SenderMahony, Philip
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationyardsman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
DestinationCo. Cork, Ireland
RecipientShanahan, Lar
Recipient Gendermale
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Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count273
Genrenews, decease
Transcript[September 1890: first half of sheet missing]

. . . in the same place at St Patricks, he told us he saw a Priest drop
dead & afterwards saw the Blessd Virgin walk towards him taking him by
the hand & raised him to life. Before he got bad at all Kate one night saw
her mother in a dream, she thought she had a few angry words with her.
Then your mother went straight into the room where he slept, stooped over
him & Kissed him. Ever afterwards he was not well.
My Poor Johney's last words were Mother you Keep my watch &
dont be crying. He was so very fond of his Mother that he Could not bear
her to be away from him one minute. So now we feel sad & lonley after
him, my life is a misery to me & to his Poor mother after his nineteen
years & three months. His name was John Laurence because he was very
near twelve months before being baptised & Kate was always saying he
had a head like you & truly it was so, & therefore his name. On yesterday
Sunday we laid some flowers on his grave, & shed some silent tears over
him who was loved by all that Knew him. You will let Poor Father & sister
Know of our sad loss.
John was telling me Poor Tom Quirk died. Poor Fellow many a happy
day we spent together. Give our fond love to Mrs & Family. I would like
to say more but cant for the present. Yours fondly
Phil ---
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