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Title: McMahon Glynn, Patrick to Glynn, Ellen, 1897
CollectionPatrick McMahon Glynn: Letters to his family (1874-1927) [Gerald Glynn O'Collins]
SenderMcMahon Glynn, Patrick
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationpolitician
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAdelaide, South Australia, Australia
DestinationGort, Co. Galway, Ireland
RecipientGlynn, Ellen
Recipient Genderfemale
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Word Count219
Genrepolitics, wedding
Transcript13 September 1897

My dear Mother
We are again in the thick of the Federal Convention work, the
Second, or Sydney sitting being now on. It is to consider the amendments
suggested by the various Australian Parliaments to the Bill
drafted by the First, the Adelaide Convention. I accomplished rather
a record last week. On Tuesday, during the Sitting, I wrote a
proposal of marriage to a girl whom I had only spoken to once; had
a telegram accepting on Wednesday; made what the audience considered
a Great Speech on Thursday at 5.30 p.m.; took the 7.15 p.m.
Express to Melbourne same night, got married on Saturday &
returned same day, arriving here on Sunday. You will think I am
mad. Perhaps a little, but it may have saved me from a reckless step.
She is at all Events what will please you; a Catholic, a good one,
with enough religion for the two of us. She has been round Europe
several times, & spoke French to the Pope for half an hour. I
believe she is well off, but I'm hanged if I know and didn't care. I
hope I won't pull her down from Heaven.
But the Bell rings the House together again, so I must, with
love, say Good bye

Your affectionate Son
P. McM. Glynn