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Title: Stewart, Frances to unknown addressee, 1859
CollectionRevisiting Our Forest Home, The immigrant letters of Frances Stewart [J. L. Aoki]
SenderStewart, Frances
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhousewife
Sender Religionunknown
Recipientunknown addressee
Recipient Genderunknown
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Word Count319
Genrenews, family
Transcript[1859: July 18]
(Fragment): Addressee unknown, Ireland

My dear Son has returned to us very happy to see all his own kin again
& very ready to tell me all he can about so many I so dearly love. He
expresses regret at not having been able to see more of his Meath friends
but having treated poor Harriet so unceremoniously on her first kind
invitation, he could not hurry away from her sooner than was absolutely
necessary. I suppose you have heard of the cause of his prolonged visit
at Southwold where at first he only intended spending a few days, but
Master Cupid flew in & cast a net over him which detained him & I suppose
will draw him there again as soon as he can make arrangements
for settling down as a married man, & the prospect of visiting Europe
next year (DV) gives him hopes of seeing many friends who he could
not go in the meantime. I have heard a great deal about Miss Ellis from
some of her friends who are in this country & are greatly attached to
her. And I can only feel astonished at Charles's extraordinary good fortune
in having gained the affection so soon of a person of truly excellent
sound sense & prudence. I can only account for its having proceeded
from her discernment in judging of his character from his countenance
& his quiet unpressuring manner which I rejoice to find is perfectly
unchanged, notwithstanding the very partial & distinguished attention
paid him everywhere & by all he met & especially his relations & connexions
as well as some perfect strangers. I was afraid he w'd have been a
little elevated in his own estimation but I must say he is exactly the same
dear old 'Charlie' except he is grown stouter & broader in his shoulders than he was & looks quite a year older.