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Title: McIntosh, James & Jane to MacKintosh, Margaret, 1852
CollectionNew Brunswick Letters
SenderMcIntosh, James & Jane
Sender Gendermale-female
Sender Occupationlinen traders
Sender Religionunknown
OriginKilkeel, Co. Down, Ireland
DestinationSt. John, N.Brunswick, Canada
RecipientMacKintosh, Margaret
Recipient Genderfemale
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Word Count512
Genrereceipt of their dead son's chest, politics, crops
TranscriptKilkeel August 23rd 1852

Dear Daughter this leaves us all in pretty good health thank god hoping To find you all in
the same James Youart came over the bar yesterday 3 weeks and came home in the pilot boat
the same evening and on Tuesday we had the pleasure (tho mingled with grief) of receiving
Johns chest which does great credit to you for the way they were sent as the officer at
Warrenpoint said the like of them never came his way before for cleanness and respect and we
are also well pleased at your conduct in writing by not mentioning the different things in the
chest as you Knowed they would all come to hand by one of the name of Jas Youart My Dear
daughter we cannot find language to express our gratitude and thanks to you on this occasion
but I hope if you see anything wanted here you’l look over it as my head is but through other Jas
Youart and family is going off Tomorrow Tuesday you requested me to write and we would
have wrote but James was elected by the Board of guardians to the office of relieving officer for
This union at a salary of 10 pounds a year on the 12th day of July but the commissioners
wouldn’t sanction so low a salary he has to stand another election This day
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elected without opposition I have not left space but the election of Jas on the 12th July Jas Youart
can [tell] you and coming strait from the Workhouse to us in the Lodgeroom used a great deal of
vengeance in the papists so that we think the priest wrote to the commissioners who are all
papists but I have left lines above to let you know how it may be in a few hours Fishing is doing
badly and the potatoe crop never went so early as this season but all other crops are very good,
flax is a great crop in this country this 2 years I wish I could [tell] you the meeting of guardians
was [this] yesterday on James’s account Lord Roden and his agent and other Orangemen so
that their was not but one against him Mr T.G. Henry being the chief man but I must say no
more as Jas Youart and wife can tell you better than I can write and please God I’ll write before
long again no more at this time but remains your ever affectionate
Father Mother Sisters Brothers
James & Jane MacKintosh
Please remember us in the most Kindly manner to your Father Mother and the rest of your
friends and I hope you never forget the neighbors who spent their time in looking
for our Dear son and your Husband About 8 days after we wrote before we got word from Mrs
Harrison of Nicholas and Comrades being in California at the gold digging
and doing well they wrote to the boarding house

Widow Margaret
MacKintosh, St. John
care of Mr. James Youart