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Title: Greeves, Margaret to Sinton, Margareta Jane, 1875
CollectionThe Transatlantic Letters of an Irish Quaker Family_1818-1877 [B. Jackson]
SenderGreeves, Margaret
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionQuaker
OriginBelfast, N. Ireland
DestinationIthaca, Tomkins Co., NY, USA
RecipientSinton, Margareta Jane
Recipient Genderfemale
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Word Count343
Genrephotographs, family news,
TranscriptGreenwood, Strandtown, Belfast Sept 22nd, '75

Dear Cousin Margaretta
I have been long in answering your welcome letter & thanking you for the nice
photo of yourself, for which I am very much obliged. I am very glad to have it
amongst the members of my relations & friends that I have in my album. I am
sorry to hear of your Mother [Prudence Sinton/O'Brien née Kelley] having been
so very ill, but trust she is better long before this & restored to her usual health
& strength.
I hope Aunt Anne is finely. I should like greatly to have a likeness of her.
Henrietta had a letter from her Uncle William Sinton (written by his
daughter) who lives in Louisville: he wishes to get Aunt Ann's address &
Henrietta intends sending it to him. We are at the sea side but hope soon to be
returning home. We have greatly benefited by being here, Ballyholme [near
Bangor, Co. Down] is me name of the place and bay. Since writing the foregoing I have received your Mothers kind letter & I am glad to hear she is better, but her
illness must have been a very trying one. I hope, if the Lord will, that she may be fully restored to health and
strength. We have returned home again owing to the time of year: the weather would soon be too cold to stay at
Tell your mother with my love that I know it is trying to anyone in delicate health to have to write, & I quite
excuse her or any of my cousins not having written & I hope she will not feel that she must write to me. It will
be a pleasure to me to write sometimes to Aunt Anne of whom I will always be glad to hear.
I hope you will write again when you have rime, if it is no trouble. With love to Aunt Anne, also your Mother,
not forgetting yourself

Your affectionate cousin
M. Greeves

Miss Margaretta Sinton
Ithaca, Tomkins Co., New York