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Title: Candee (n. O'Brien), Maria Wright to O'Brien, William, 1842
CollectionThe Transatlantic Letters of an Irish Quaker Family_1818-1877 [B. Jackson]
SenderCandee (n. O'Brien), Maria Wright
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionQuaker
OriginBuffalo, NY, USA
DestinationCollins, Lake Erie, NY, USA
RecipientO'Brien, William
Recipient Gendermale
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Word Count434
Genremail receipt, material for hats, local economy
TranscriptMy Dear Father
I send this letter from Joseph as there is some news from Ireland in it that I think will be interesting to you all.
Joseph sent this and a receipt for that box inclosed in a Frank, so that it cost no postage. The receipt Cortes will
keep: in it are a few words saying that it will be here in 8 or 10 days after it was forwarded, which was the 31st of
last month, so it will be here some time this week, I suppose, and Cones will take care of it. We are very well except
that Cortes has had the tooth ache pretty bad for these two nights past: I am going to fix some of Mother's cure
for him tonight. He does not have it at all In the daytime. Our things came safely and not rubbed with the carriage
as much as I thought they I expected them to be.
I asked Cortes the price of that Plush of which they make the caps and he says that if you want some caps for
the little boys it will be better to buy them ready made. I think from what he said that he would like to get what
butter we would want toward them, and if you had anything else to spare that we would want, it would save him
paying money for it, though I did not say very much about it to him. We have not got to housekeeping and I think
it likely we will not this week, as Aunt Susan owes Cortes about $ 16 and he says that she has no other way of paying
him but in board; and thinks I had better get my sewing and such work done while I have nothing to hinder, and
then when we go to housekeeping I will not be hurried.
Tell Margaretta that I cannot tell her anything about coming out here as I have not made any inquiries and do
not know how it will be. Business is still very dull - Butter 10 cents per pound. I have not got many of my things
yet and thought I would not till some of you come out. I hope Mother will, though it is not likely that we will be
housekeeping by that time, but most certainly come here and stay. The going is not so bad as when Cortes and
I came out to Collins. With love to all, in which Cortes joins, and a kiss for Willy and Ann. I remain

thy afft. daughter
Maria W. C.