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Title: Bell, Abraham to O'Brien, William, 1839
CollectionThe Transatlantic Letters of an Irish Quaker Family_1818-1877 [B. Jackson]
SenderBell, Abraham
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender ReligionQuaker
OriginBuffalo, NY, USA
DestinationLake Erie, NY, USA
RecipientO'Brien, William
Recipient Gendermale
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Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count244
Genresending clothes
TranscriptBuffalo 6 mo 17th 1839

My dear Cousin
Thou will be surprised to have a line from me in this place but must tell the[e] that I have been placed on a
Committee to visit the poor Indians and have got thus far through. I have my son Thomas with me and I
hope that your habitation may be so situated so that we can say how-do at least. In the course of our tour we have
had occasion to soil of course some of our cloathes and as I also find that we brought too many with us, I have
concluded to put in a bundle for thou that I suppose might probably be useful in some way or other; if not, thou
must excuse me. I have frequently letters from our friends in the North: the last accounts, they were generally well.
Thy sister Jane had greatly improved. I am called off to Breakfast: must therefore say farewell with regards to all

thy family
Thy afft cousin

The following articles are put up in a towel and are as follows
3 old Linen shirts,
1 cotten do.
1 pr worsted socks
1 silk Hkfs
1 pr drawers
1 towel

The above I hope will reach thee in safety. I shall include them in a paper parcel if I can. If thou wish to write thy
friends at any time, send thy letters to me and they shall be forwarded.

William O'Brien