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Title: Greeves, Thomas to O'Brien (n. Greeves), Anne, 1828
CollectionThe Transatlantic Letters of an Irish Quaker Family_1818-1877 [B. Jackson]
SenderGreeves, Thomas
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender ReligionQuaker
OriginLisburn, N.Ireland
DestinationLake Erie, NY, USA
RecipientO'Brien (n. Greeves), Anne
Recipient Genderfemale
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Word Count429
Genretheir brother William's illness, correspondence, family news, prospects
Transcriptat present in Lisburn 10th mo 10th 1828

My dear sister
I came here to day to see brother Wm, who has been very delicate this considerable time past & within these few
weeks has had a typhus fever, which appears to have fallen on his lungs, and may now be considered a confirmed
consumption; & from the season of the year that it is, I think it likely he will not last very long altho' he might
for some months. He is confined to bed & exceedingly weak. Susanna attends on him by day & a nurse tender
by night, and of course every thing is done for him that can, but all I fear to no effect.
We have been greatly surprised & disappointed at not hearing from you for so long a time, 1 suppose fully nine
months, and hope you are all well. Susanna & Jane wrote thee about 2nd or 3rd mo last, which I hope thou reed
as father put a half sovereighn under the seal & I intend to also put a half sovereign under this one, which I would
like to hear of having got safe, & will do to pay postage. Father & all the rest of our family, including the Armagh
one, are much in our usual way, except Wm that I mentioned before, as is also the Carlow folk when I heard a few
days since. We have heard of Uncle John Morrons death, but no particulars, not having had any official acct
from any of his family: please write us fully about him next time which I request may be on receipt of this, and
without delay.
Uncle Billy & his son Wm was over seeing us from the Isle of Man this summer & they were very well. I have
gone over to England for the two last years in eighth month to purchase goods suitable for our winter trade, which
I find an advantage, especially as I can buy goods for my Father & brother Jno at the same time. I believe thee is
aware that the latter is married, but so far has no family. I am still single - as Susanna or Jane intends to write in
this, I will conclude & am with Dear Love to thee & Wm & the children in which Father unites

Thy affect, brother
Thos Greeves

I suppose my sisters wrote thee of Susy Douglasses decease. Has thee heard anything lately of how Wm Heazelton property has been divided, or did thee get his bequest to thee.