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Title: Thomas Carse, Cleveland, to " Brother John."
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCarse, Thomas/17
SenderCarse, Thomas
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationshipping clerk for a railway company
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCleveland, Ohio, USA
DestinationErie, Penn., USA
RecipientCarse, John
Recipient Gendermale
SourceDonated by Mrs. I.J. Beattie, 120 Carsonstown Rd., Lisowen, Saintfield, Ballynahinch, Co. Down, BT24 7JN
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9904106
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 09:04:99.
Word Count310
TranscriptFreight Department,
Cleveland, Columbus & Cincinnati R.R.

Cleveland, July 12 1855

Brother John
Your letter of 10
came to hand to day -
The news of our
Fathers death is indeed sorrowful
but was not unexpected - He had
lived his "three score years and
ten" when all must expect to
be nearing the grave - He lived
an upright life - loving his God
and a friend to mankind.
Those who were enemies to him
were enemies to themselves - but
I venture to say that no man
of his years with the same
amount of public business - has
ever purued his course through
[this?] world with fewer enemies.
This is a satisfaction to those
he leaves to mourn his loss. &
we may safely remark in the
words of Hamlet - Prince of
Denmark - "That we ne'er shall
see his like again"
During the
trouble of our Brother Sam - I
have no doubt whatever - but there
is an error in date - I percieve
[perceive?] the lead pencil
notation on newspaper is dated
April 17th I think June 17th is
the most likely - As soon as we
receive such documents as will
properly authenticate the sad news,
we must then endeavor to notify
our several relatives in this
country - I fondly hope that
Mother may forbear any troubles
or vexation- caused by this
visitation from Him who doth
all things for the best
As soon as any further
word is received please advise
me. I am in the enjoyment
of good health - Will have
time I think to go down to
Erie next week - The weather
here is warm although pleasant-
Have not heard
from our Shannon friends - I
do not think that Uncle Sam
can long survive- He too, has
been a useful man in community
and when he dies - society will
loose [lose?] a friend
In Haste
I remain
Young Brother as Ever
Thomas Carse