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Title: 24. From James Prendergast to his children in Boston
CollectionThe Prendergast Letters. Correspondence from Famine-era Ireland (1840-50) [S. Barber]
SenderPrendergast, James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginMilltown, Co. Kerry, Ireland
DestinationBoston, Mass., USA
RecipientPrendergast children
Recipient Gendermale-female
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TranscriptMr Cornelius Riordan
N° 2 Shortstreet Boston
N. America


Milltown 26th August 1845

My dear Children
On the 19th Instant I received your Letter of the 31st
of July with an enclosure of £5. We are all well thank
God and ^I hope^ this will find you all in good health. Your
Mother and I never forget in our prayers night and
day to beg of the Almighty to continue his favours to all
of you and to grant ye his blessing and protection. I
did not go to Killarney since I received your Letter,
but I suppose Riordan will not go out until the
beginning of next season and I will have the
blackthorn stick for him to carry out to Thomas.
I would have gone to killarney since the arrival of
your Letter but I feared your Brother Michl would
suspect that I received a Letter. I did not let him
know any thing about it as I know he could
not be persuaded that I would not be the cause
of your not sending him some relief. He is
impatiently expecting an answer to my last letter.
He knows nothing about this and certainly I would
not write for some time but I judged that you would wish to hear from us and to know whether the check arrived with us. Your friends and neighbours are all well and express their pleasure
at all times to hear that ye are all well.
My dear Children, your Mother joins with
me to send you our love and blessing and
I remain your
affectionate Father
James Prendergast