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Title: Sinton, Joseph to O'Brien (n. Greeves), Anne, 1818
CollectionThe Transatlantic Letters of an Irish Quaker Family_1818-1877 [B. Jackson]
SenderSinton, Joseph
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender ReligionQuaker
OriginWilkesbarre, near Philadelphia, Penn., USA
DestinationPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
RecipientO'Brien (n. Greeves), Anne
Recipient Genderfemale
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Word Count299
Genreenquires about letters from his relatives, enquires about prospects, visiting
TranscriptWilksbarre, November 25 - 1818

My dear Niece
I have heard of thy arrival in Philadelphia. I am a good deal surprised that none of my relatives have written me by thee: or if they have, that their letters have not been forwarded. If my relatives in Ireland suppose I am not interested about them or indifferent about their descendants, they are mistaken. The attention I have been obliged to pay to business to make a living in a strange country, and the difficulty of obtaining safe conveyances may have made my letters arrive at long intervals, but I assure you that my relatives, my youthful friends and even the scenes of childhood are still very dear to my heart.
It will be a great satisfaction to learn what thy husbands prospects are - to what sort of business he has been
accustomed and whether his expectations are likely to be realized. If his business will admit I shall be much pleased if you can both pay us a visit- the distance is only a hundred and twenty miles, which the stage runs in two days. It reaches Easton the first day where my nephew James Sinton lives, where you could rest and there some of us with a light waggon would meet you and bring you here. If there should be sleighing, you could reach here in one day without fatigue, where you will find a warm and comfortable habitation and what I hope would make it agreeable - a hearty welcome. I need hardly add that my brother and his wife join me in this invitation. I hope I shall soon have a letter from thee or thy husband.

With love to thee both, in which Jacob and Polly joins, I am thy affectionate uncle
Joseph Sinton