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Title: Greeves, Thomas to O'Brien (n. Greeves), Anne, 1843
CollectionThe Transatlantic Letters of an Irish Quaker Family_1818-1877 [B. Jackson]
SenderGreeves, Thomas
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender ReligionQuaker
OriginDungannon, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
DestinationCollins, Lake Erie, NY, USA
RecipientO'Brien (n. Greeves), Anne
Recipient Genderfemale
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Partial Date
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Word Count420
Genretheir father's decease, funeral, inheritance, family news
TranscriptDungannon 9th Month 25th 1843

My Dear Sister
This is to inform thee of the decease of our dear Father, which event took place about past 3 oclock on the 12th
ins' after a long trying illness & his close was peaceful. During his affliction he was often led to impart a word of
counsel to those around him, as well as the numerous friends and acquaintances who came to see him, which was
weighty & impressive. Among some of his visitors were ministers of our Society, who spoke encouragingly to him:
from these, & his own feelings which he expressed from time to time, I feel no doubt but he has made a happy
change. He was interred at Grange in the same grave as our dear Mother, agreeably to his directions, on the 16th
accompanied by a numerous & respectable number of friends [&] others.
As I suppose thou art aware, he had not a great deal of this worlds wealth: not did he forget his absent offspring,
for he left £10 (Ten pounds) Sterl each, to each of thine and Sister Mary's children, to be paid to them when they come of age. Please send me the names & ages of all thy children that they may be paid accordingly, & Maria’s name now, & addresses, also her Husbands as I suppose she is of age, as well as perhaps one or two more of thy children.
Aunt Molly who is in her 85th year (about 2 years older than Father) is still able to go about & is wonderfully
well. Sister Susanna has undergone a great deal of fatigue attending on our dear parent but I hope in a short time
she will recruit and be restored to her usual strength. She & Aunt intend to live together. How is thy son, who we
heard had to leave New York on acct of his health. I trust he is convalescent if not quite well, as we heard was likely
to be the case when he would remove to his native air.
My Family are well & I have not been so well for a long time as I have been the last 2 months, but the latter
end of 5th and fore part of last 6th month, I was very poorly: so much so I never remember having such great
prostration of spirit. This recovery is cause of thankfulness. Rachel & my children unite in Love to W &Thee
& thine with

thy affectionate
Thomas G