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Title: Seymour, William to Seymour, Edward, 1880
CollectionNew Brunswick Letters
SenderSeymour, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationpoliceman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCastlerea, Co. Roscommon, Ireland
DestinationSt. John, N.Brunswick, Canada
RecipientSeymour, Edward
Recipient Gendermale
Doc. No.
Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count672
Genreillness, photographs, parents won't let him emigrate, family, decease, crops, greetings
TranscriptR.I.C Ballinlough
5th June 1880

My Dearest Uncle

I dare say you are wondering what is the cause of my long delay in not
answering your kind and welcome letter ere this. But I am sure dear Uncle you will excuse me
when you learn that I have been very ill ever since I got your letter, I got a severe cold and had
to go into Hospital on the 24th of April and its only two days ago since I came back to my
station. I am now nearly as well as ever thank God. I thought part of the time that I would never
get well but it has pleased God to raise me up again. Oh dear Uncle how thankful we all should
be for His great mercy in watching over us and protecting us in our time of trouble. I am most
delighted to have Cousin Hannah’s Photo, indeed its very pretty. I most heartlly Congratulate
Her on Her prepossessing appearance. I shall feel very greatful for yours dear Uncle and I am so
thankful for your great Kindness in taking such an interest in my welfare, I would be very glad to
be over there with you all, especially as my ugly Photos fell in for such a great amount of
admiration. Perhaps dear Uncle if all those fair cousins of mine, with their other Lady Friends
saw the original they might not admire me so much. However dear Uncle I expect to have the
pleasure of seeing you all someday if God spares me. Were it not for dear Father and Mother I
would have gone out long ago. But I fear I can never get their consent , and I would not for a
great deal displease them. My poor Father was laid up for some time past --also with pains &
deafness but thank God he is nearly quite recovered again. I expect to be able to go home to
see them after a few months, I am very sorry to learn of the death of so many of our Friends,
but Gods will be done. I dare say you have heard also of the death of Mrs Boman of Bandon
which occured about 3 months ago. Dear Uncle I made several inquiries about the Policeman
you spoke of but could get no clue as to his whereabouts there is a man stationed with me
named Connor, that knew him in Boyle but He do not know what became of him since. This
country is looking beautiful at present the crops are doing better, so far, than they were for a
great many years past, please God we will have a bountiful Harvest, There is a great many
people from about here going to America I often wonder what they all can get to do there. I
suppose dear Uncle you have heard about a place called Knock just near this place where I am
stationed. It is said that a great many miracles has been performed there. I have heard that a
great many people came from America to get cured, but they might a well not trouble
themselves as its only all a superstitious delusion There was not a single person cured to my
knowledge and I see lots of people going & returning from it every day May God direct the poor
misguided Romans. Now my dear Uncle I must come to a close hoping to have a long letter
from you soon. Please give my love to all my Cousins & Friends I hope this Scrible Will you and
all enjoying Good health. Kindest regards To Aunt, Cousins, James & Hannah. Farewell for this
time dear Uncle and May the Great God whom we Love and trust bless prosper & protect you &
all yours in the sincere prayer of your loving & affectionate

Nephew Wm Seymour

Write soon Dear Uncle. Good bye
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P.S. Please let me know If you heard anything About the Money Since