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Title: John [Carse?] Erie, to Samuel Carse, Co.Down
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCarse, John/21
SenderCarse, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginErie, Penn., USA
DestinationCo. Down, N.Ireland
RecipientCarse, Samuel
Recipient Gendermale
SourceDonated by Mrs I.J. Beattie, 120 Carsonstown Rd., Lisowen, Saintfield, Ballynahinch, Co. Down, BT24 7JN. N. Ireland.
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9903077
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 09:03:99.
Word Count566
TranscriptMr Samuel Carse
Co Down

Erie Sept 11th 1851

Dear Brother Samuel
your letter and [?]
Duly Received bringing the Last news
about our Dear old Mother while she
was living and often near Death.
I was very Happy to hear that she
did not Suffer much and was Still
Sensible to the last and could
remember us that was absent
and had not the pleasure of seeing
Her again in this World I was
still in Hope that George and
James would be home before
she died I Rcd [received?] letter from
George the same mail that yours
had come in but he Had not heard
of Mothers Death and intended leaving
soon for Ireland as soon as the [they?]
Received the news of Mothers Death
He telegraphed me from Quebec
Dear Sam During my Existence
in this World I will never forget
the kindess off [of?] you and Jane
to our Dear Mother while she
was living and the great respect
you have shown after Her Death
I think I see the large and respectable
[Junvual?] of so many friends and
wellwishers you will both be
pleased to know that all friends
is satisfied. My Dear Sam
and Jane I may never have the
pleasure of seeing any of you
again in this World as our time
is short as I am now getting some
advanced in years and has travelled
a good deal in my time but I will
allways [always?] remember your kindness
to Mother when we were all
absent some in Ireland and
others in a Foreign Land you and
Jane was allways [always?] on Hand night
and Day to give Mother anything she wanted
I know you will be very Busy
now at the Harvest once settling
your Business when you have
time write me a long letter I would
like Jane would write me sometime
when she has time. I am glad you
put a little Railing about father
and Mothers Grave I would not
ask James or any one to pay for
it but yourself you will never
miss the amount as Brother
George wrote me he thought there
was no use asking James you
know you have been allways [always?]
Liberal and has prospered better than
them that is Small and miserly about
such small matters I have
sent word to our friends [McDinns?]
and Jamisons about Mothers Death
the [they?] were allways [always?]
asking about her I allso [also?]
sent a letter to [Jillie?] as soon
as I Recd [received?] your letter I
hope you sent Jillie a paper about
Her Death I Recd [received?] a letter
from Jillie her and the Boys had just
returned to Chicago the [they?] were
all away in Jackson Michigan during
the hot months Dave and [Jetny?] is
at Schooll [School?] again little
Johnny is Some Lame with a Sore
knee all other friends well I never
was so Busy as I have been this season
about three months more will finish up
Lake Business I am happy to say
that I never enjoyed Better Health
be sure and send me Papers
as usual I will not expect a letter
until you get the thring [threshing?]
over old Sally and all your old Neighbours
Here are all well old Sally was
Sorry to Hear of Mothers Death as she
allways [always?] says she was a good
Hoping to hear from you soon I Remain
your Wellwishing Brother John.