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Title: Doorley, Lilly to Doorley, Maria, 1885
CollectionOceans of Consolation [D. Fitzpatrick]
SenderDoorley, Lilly
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationmill worker
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBolton, Lancashire, England
DestinationQueensland, Australia
RecipientDoorley, Maria
Recipient Genderfemale
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TranscriptApril 26 1885 England

Dear Maria
I sit down too Write after a long silence. We have often been wondering
whether you ever recieved the letter we sent in answer too the Passages
we sent back too you. Dear Maria do not blame us for not going
that time as circumstances had to Prevent us from going at that time We
were out of work at that time all through a strike. If it had not been for that we might have been there now and also dear Maria I get such very
bad health that I would be so delighted if I could only get out there. My
Mother would be pleased to see me going because she knows I would be
happy with you's but for her she is so delicate she would never be able to
travel. But dear Maria she thinks of you all the same and hopes we shall
all meet in heaven where there will be no parting. But she would be glad
if I went out there and also Kate would like too go because she has a very
bad husband. Bridgets husband has come back after been away nine year
in the armay. We must hope they will live happy.
Dear Maria what makes me so ankious to write too you now is
be [c]ause there is a woman going from here that knows us very well. We have gave her your directions and also Margarets. We have sent a note to
you both. She says she will write you too inquire for you. She is going too
some part nof [not] far from you some part not far from Brisbane. She
worked with us in the mill and would be very glad do us a kindness. She
says she will do her best to get me out there.
I will now enclose one of Kate liknes and i will send one of mine in
the next letter. My Mother and Bridget joins with me in sending you our
best and kind wishes too you and your husband and family. Dear Maria
when you write let us know where Margaret is or if you ever hear from
her or from William or my father.
No more at Present. My Mother and Kate and Bridget joins with me
in sending you your love. Your fond sister
Lilly Doorley
Direcet your litter too
St Mary's Chaple Little
Bolton Lancashire