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Title: Stewart, Frances to Edgeworth, Honora, 1829
CollectionRevisiting Our Forest Home, The immigrant letters of Frances Stewart [J. L. Aoki]
SenderStewart, Frances
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhousewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDouro Township, Newcsatle District, Upper Canada
RecipientEdgeworth, Honora
Recipient Genderfemale
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Partial Date
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Word Count322
Genrefamily life
To Honora Edgeworth, Edgeworthstown, Ireland

My dearest Honora

When my last letters left this I intended to write in this next packet to you and tho' I had but little hope at that time from Harriet's former account, yet I did not expect the termination would have arrived so soon. It has been mercifully hastened tho' we must all wish to preserve a beloved
friend. Yet in this case where hope was nearly gone, how much pain &
miserable hopeless watching were you & the dear sufferer himself spared.
Dearest Honora, before you receive this I hope you may in some
degree have recovered from the effects of such a loss. It is not at first
that we feel most. I am & must for some time be most anxious to hear
from you & if you can it would & does at all times give me unspeakable
pleasure to receive letters from you, one of my earliest friends.... I will
not say any more. I must, however, dear Honora thank you for the pretty
seals which are just what I set my wishes on & which I shall love for your
sake. I am most anxious to hear how you all have been & how your poor
dear Mother is & poor Sophy Fox whose situation was rather critical. In
short no creature can wish more or feel or think more about you all than
Your ever affectionate old friend
Fanny Stewart

Harriet enclosed me dear kind Aunt Marys note. With my love &
warmest thanks will you tell her that the pretty Muffatees shall be distributed
exactly as she wished. When I wrote to her I did not know she
had sent them & now I cannot write to her but pray will you give her my
most grateful love & affection. I think they could not have been better
disposed, as suiting each member of our little party.