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Title: Stewart, Frances to Wilson, Mary, 1849
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
RecipientWilson, Mary
Recipient Genderfemale
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Transcript1849: November 2
To Mary [Wilson], Ireland

Auburn 2d Nov'r 1849

My beloved Mary

I have been for some weeks past thinking of you almost constantly &
longing to know something of you & still intending to write to you but
waiting from week to week, still hoping to hear from some person who
could give me any satisfactory account of you but I have waited to no
purpose. So I will write, but what can I say? How can I express to you
what I feel, how deeply I feel for your loss, for I fear the report is but too true… I am more anxious than I can tell you to have every particular &
circumstance connected with the whole of your blessed Mothers illness
& departure & your own mind & your plans & prospects…
I am vexed that my sister has never written to me to tell me of you
for she knows how closely attached we have been since I have been
acquainted with you, my own darling friend & cousin.
I am sure Eliza Frood will write to you. She has been waiting for me
to write some time. Dear Eliza, she is a fine & valuable girl & I love her
more & more every day & am most thankful that I have them with me.
They are pleasant in the house as companions for my young people & are
exceedingly useful too & most anxious & ready to do anything for me
& very kind & thoughtful. The only thing that I regret is that they don't seem yet to feel the Spirituality of Religion in their hearts but I think the great change in their habits & ways of living has unsettled their minds....
Now my dearest Cousin, Adieu. May every Spiritual & temporal Blessing
& Comfort be yours, in & through Christ our Lord Your affect' cousin
F. Stewart...