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Title: Adeline Clarke, Augusta to Eleanor Wallace, Newtownards.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileClarke, Adeline/19
SenderClarke, Adeline
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhousewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAugusta, Georgia, USA
DestinationNewtownards, Co. Down, N.Ireland
RecipientWallace, Eleanor
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD 1195/3/21: Presented by J. W. Russell & Co., Solicitors, 4 High Street, Newtownards, Co. Down.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9112106
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 29:11:1993
Word Count403
TranscriptTo: [Eleanor Wallace?]
[County Down?]

From: Adeline E. Clarke
May 28 1860

th Augusta May 28, 1860

My Dear Cousin
I have been confined the last two months
to my Bed and Room with my same dreadful Disease the Asthma
My attack this time was lighter but the cough it left me with
and the effects of it has been very severe on me indeed I have
been obliged to be Blistered and am now so weak that I cannot
get up more than part of each day. I became very much
depressed about a Week ago I nearly gave up hope of ever
getting up again and when I looked around on my Family 4
Daughters and 2 Sons you may Judge Something of My Feelings. I
wished it had been so that I could have went across with Mr &
Mrs Bones and paid you all a Visit I think the Sea Voyage
would do me a great deal of good and I know I would enjoy it
so much
Oh My friend since I was called upon to Bury my two grown
Children in one day I have never been the same since. My Dear
John and Fannie were such Comforts to me. He tried to take his
Fathers place in every Respect he could and do everything he
could to comfort me and make me feel my loss as little as
Possible. He fell a victim to that dreadful Disease The Yellow
Fever. he only lived 8 Days from the time he was taken. My
Dear Fannie at the time her Brother was taken was in a Dying
Condition She had taken a violent cold and was confined before
she got better of it and only lived about 8 or 9 Weeks after
its Birth. She went off with what is called Galloping
Consumption. So you see my Dear Cousin My Trials have been
great but I try to bear them with as much Christian
Resignation as I possibly can. Knowing that it comes from the
hand of the Heavenly Father. and that he doeth all things
Well. I really do not remember whether I wrote you anything
about their Deaths or not. My 4 Daughters Mary Bones Ellen
Sarah and Ady are all at Home with me and also my Youngest Son
Robert Campbell who is still in Mr Bones store. My son Thomas
lives in Atlanta a very thriving place in the upper part of
Georgia. He got Married last Nov to a Young