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Title: Sinton, Joseph to O'Brien, William, 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
DestinationCattaragus, NY, USA
RecipientO'Brien, William
Recipient Gendermale
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TranscriptWilkesbarre, May 30, 1820

Dear William,
I enclose a letter from the Sod which came by last night's mail - same time received one from Sydney Tracey
which announced thy arrival at Cattaragus. Thine dated Buffalo only arrived the mail previous to his. I am very
lonely, Jacob and Polly having left on this day week, since which we have had much wet weather and so cold I have
had a fire in the den several days. The two coy sisters came home on the 6th day last - the bride remains with
mamma and it is supposed does not intend returning - what a lesson for young men! I hope I shan't forget it for
a while, nor poke my head into such a halter soon.
I find the advantage of our handsome garden: several ladies have come to see it. But for that I should not have seen
any of the sex on the premises, I presume. Oh, stop, I forget three or four have promised to take tea with me -
this will probably happen some dull wet day when they cannot go anywhere else. I have not heard from Capt.
Coffin yet, but live in hope. I long to hear how you all like the place, I often visit you all in idea. I have had a visit
from Joel McDonnell, brother of Sam. Ann knew her - he was employed at Wilmington in a factory which
stopped. He ,s looking for work and gives a poor account of his class of people for want of work I am glad thy
health is better - may it continue so - I long to hear from all of you when you have time to look about and get
fixed a little. I am up to the elbows in 'Church History', having got the loan of six volumes. By the time I get
through with the squabbles of'the fathers' and the decisions of popes and councils, I hope our people will be
home again. Give my love to all the folks and accept for thyself and Ann a larger share from
Uncle Jo