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Title: O'Brien, Margaretta to O'Brien, Joseph Sinton, 1845
CollectionThe Transatlantic Letters of an Irish Quaker Family_1818-1877 [B. Jackson]
SenderO'Brien, Margaretta
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionQuaker
OriginBuffalo, NY, USA
DestinationCollins, Lake Erie, NY, USA
RecipientO'Brien, Joseph Sinton
Recipient Gendermale
Doc. No.
Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count326
Genreenquires about people at home, news
TranscriptDear Jo
How does the flowers get along since I came from home and how does Jane Mc[Millen] get along. Has she got to
weving yet. Tell Jane Me that I do not want her to help Lydia Ann much for I am not agoing to stay in Buffalo
all Summer and I do not see any chance for catchin a b[e]aux here: she will k[n]ow what I mean by not helping
Lydia Ann. Write to me soon. If thee does not write until after the circle meets again, tell me all about it and how
many their are there and mention some of the names.
Edward Kerr passed through this city a short time before I came here: he married a girl that Cortes was
aquainted with in Pompy. Cortes and Maria went one evening whare they ware expect to come and spend the
evening, but they did not come as his wife was not very well; and they went rite on to the bote so they did not see
them at all. Tell Lydia Mc that the fasion for making dresses is tight sleeves and full wasts, eather plated or gayed,
and for ... the jipsys as far I k[n]ow. I do not k[n]ow what to do ha ... about getting a bonnet: for a silk one we
would hav to get ... yard of silk and if it was good we would ha[w to] pay as much as a dollar a yard, and for a
fraim three shillings. Maria says that they have in the store tuscan ones for twelve shillings and I want to know
what to do about it. Thee may ask Mother what I had best do about it and tell me when thee writes. I shall not
have any mony to pay for it but Corns will trust me. I suppose I want to k[n]ow if thee wants me to do so or not.

Write soon
Thy sister Peggy