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Title: O'Brien, Margaretta to O'Brien (n. Greeves), Anne, 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 (n. Greeves), Anne
Recipient Genderfemale
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Genrefamily news
Transcript[Buffalo] 11th month 11th 1845
Dear Mother

As Lusinda Arnold is here I thought that it would be a good oppertuity co wright a few lines to thee. We are as
well as comon though Cortes has the tooth ache the most of the time an I have a very bad cold and a cough, but I
am in hopes that it will be better soon. I have not gone co the shop yet as the girls have not got a dress maket[r] yet.
They have spoken to several but Susan said this evening that their was a lady in the store this afternoon said that
she knew one that she thought would come, and Susan said that they would see her. Maria said that if they did not
get one when I got my sewing done she thought that I had better go to another. She said that perhaps I could get
into the same shop whare Caroline O'Brien is, but I am in hopes that the girles will get one by that time.
Maria went down to the store and got herself and me a new dress and me a new pare of gloves and some coton
cloth and black glos[s]ed cambric for an apron; and she said that she would get me some colard [colored] (sic -
American) drilling for a skirt. I should like to k[n]ow how you get ahead with me washing and the house work. I
will send Ann a small peace of my dress but we have not got them cut out yet and I canot send much. We have
another boarder sins the boys went home. It is Dan, the dutch boy that lived with Cortes last winter; but he sleeps
in the store and is only here to his meels. We have a joly time here: their are eight in all countin the little children,
just is many as you have. Has Lydia Ann had her quilting848 yet. Tell Mary Ann that I have got my dress and you
may give her one of the pieces that I send, for she wanted to have a piece. I want you to write and tell me how
you get along with out me and tell me all the news. I have not much to wright about for I suppose that the boys
have told all the new[s].
With love to all I remain

thy affectionate daughter