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Title: Sinton, Joseph to O'Brien (n. Greeves), Anne, 1819
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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TranscriptWilkesbarre September 25th 1819

My Dear Niece
I am just about starting to convey the bearer part of the way to Easton & cannot let the oppertunity slip of
acknowledging the arrival of thy letter of 17th Inst, which as usual was truly acceptable as it informed me of thee
& all rhe family being in good health. The bearer I expected to have had the pleasure of escorting home, but Jacob
Cist is summoned to the City the 11th of next month on the trial of a woman for robbing the mail & I cant he
from home when he is, on account of the Post Office business. The bearer I guess is homesick. We shall miss her
agreeable company much. She may probably tell thee that I am supposed to be attentive to a tall Coy lady - be
assured I am not. The bearer can inform about family affairs & the state of society here, so well that I think it
needless to say anything on those subjects. As to myself, I jogg on much in the old way, only go a little into
company. I eat drink & sleep as usual, poke about in my den & take my evening walks alone & often, very often,
think of the pleasant hours I spent with thee & anticipate the pleasure of meeting thee & talking about Ireland!
of which I expect thy late letter say much that will be interesting to me. The oatmeal must have been quite a feast:
keep my shares till I come: a mess of it would be pleasant anywhere or any time, but cooked by the hands of her
I love so dearly it will be doubly so. So dont let Wm & the young toad gobble it all down.
I wish I could advise you under the present gloomy prospect of business: I never was so much at a loss myself.
To have you near us would be extremely pleasant to us all - but that is the only inducement this plan offers. I am
glad that thee has got my broad faced likeness hung up, as it may prevent thee forgetting old Uncle. I regret that J.C did not do thine tho I should not have thought more frequently about thee if it had been hung up at my
narrow bed head. I thank thee for thy friendly hint (the result of experience it seems) about attachments being
formed imperceptibly: ] am safe & sound in heart as I have been for many years. It looks quite lonely at nice
[new?] house at the corner, for E. & her good man have not returned. S. sends her love & often very often talks
of thee. If I travel in the chair, will thee return with me & promise not to fret about V as thee did before. The
young fowl I shall not object to bringing along too: let her squall as loud as she can, I have got used to such music
& wont mind it. Phebe has been talking to me about taking her to the City but I have not given her any answer
of encouragement yet. Write me soon & answer the above queries. With Love to Wm & Maria, believe

truly thy afft.
Uncle Jo

Ann O'Brien
Care of M. Greeves