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Title: 47. From Elizabeth Prendergast to her children in Boston
CollectionThe Prendergast Letters. Correspondence from Famine-era Ireland (1840-50) [S. Barber]
SenderPrendergast, Elizabeth
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhousewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginMilltown, Co. Kerry, Ireland
DestinationBoston, Mass., USA
RecipientPrendergast children
Recipient Gendermale-female
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TranscriptMr Thomas Prendergast
79 Southstreet Boston
State of Massachusetts
N. America

Milltown 19th Augt 1850

My Dear Children
Just now, the Postboy handed me your letter of the 7th
Instant covering a check for £5. I need not say what joy
I feel when I hear that ye are all well, and how I am
more than joyful at the thoughts of being going to my dear
children. Figure to yourself what comforts I anticipate
at the thoughts of embracing each and every of you so long
parted from me. I have another cause of great pleasure
and joy namely your sending for John's little Orphan.
She is going from misery, and parting a tribe I never
liked. We are ready as soon as the Agent will call
on us. I hope we will be well prepared. I have a good
featherbed and plenty bedclothes to take with me, and ye
have sent me the means to procure the rest. I felt
so anxious to go out that I wrote a second letter after the
one you answered. I hope you will not be troubled
with replying to it as all my expectations are now
answered. I am very well in health and spirits
thank God. So are Maurice and his Family and
Michael's Wife and family. All your
friends are well. I called on father Batt.
He was out ^of^ home but I shewed your letter
to his cousin father Buckly who said he would
deliver your message. As I expect to see
ye all shortly I will only say that
I remain affectionately
your Mother
Elizabeth Prendergast

Wm Dinneen called on me and begged that you
would tell Michl he requested of Mich to see his
son Edwd Dinneen, who lodges at David Kelly's
59 Ellis street, and to tell him that his father sold
what he had to go out as soon as he writes. Wm
wrote to him when I wrote to ye but received no
answer. He and his family are very anxious to sail
with me. He begs of Michl to say in his next whether
Edwd is married or not.