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Title: Liptrot, Bridget to Doorley, Maria, 1902
CollectionOceans of Consolation [D. Fitzpatrick]
SenderLiptrot, Bridget
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationmill worker
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBolton, Lancashire, England
DestinationQueensland, Australia
RecipientDoorley, Maria
Recipient Genderfemale
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Bolton March 5 [?1902]
Dear sister and children
I reseved your verry Welkom letter. It was sonday moring [morning]
When i got it, it made me crie to sea By it the Kin ess you have tauth youar
children to show to me. I thank you from my hart. It was like a cry Comeing
down from heven to me. Maria i hope that god has rewarded you that
you are Quite well again [when] you get this letter. All i can do is to Prey
for you. I now god will Bless you for youar chartty [charity],
I was very sick Before chrisams[?] and has . . . After . . . that it was
my Kiddness [kidneys] that they were Bad and And had Been Bad along
time. He said My Blud is verry thin. I am not well long at once. But you
will not wonder at that and all i went thrue. My Memery is very Bad.
I noead [knew] Before i got youar letter that you or some of they
Children were eling [ailing] something for night after night i sawe you in
my dream. I hope that Christopher is Better By this. Rimember me to
them[?l all. You are happy . . . children and . . . Me nether [neither] children
nor sisterss nor mother near me i must trust all Wit god. You no that
all Comes from him.
Now i must say a fue words to the girles. I thank them for there
letters. Thoese are tow letter cards in return of them. One is from Silvesters]
Wife to little fannie. She ased me to let her send her one. Silvester
has had very Bad luck in his Work a long time. He has not Worked since Before Chrisams untill this Weeke. The say it is the War is macking slack [?]
Maria . . . he has more of his father then his mother in him. But i do the
Best i can for the seak of her a good sister and a good mother.
Now Maria i Will say no more at Present. It taks me tow [two] days
to rite a letter. So you will no [?now] remember me to all they children
And mack them rite to me.
No more from youar sister Bridget hoping you Are Better. Silvester
and Wife And Babby sends there love to all. Maria do rite to [too]. Rember
to all they children And your husband
from youar sister Bridget
…have had a Bad…