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Title: Cousin Josephine (McCarthy?) to McCarthy, John, 1906
CollectionNew Brunswick Letters
SenderCousin Josephine (McCarthy?)
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationshop assistant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBoston, Mass., USA
DestinationNewcastle, N.Brunswick, Canada
RecipientMcCarthy, John
Recipient Gendermale
Doc. No.
Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count421
Genrechange of residence, boarding at a house, work at the office
Transcript89 Union Park St. Boston
May 14-06

My Dear Cousin John:

As you see I have changed my [home again this] time for city life. I am not at the home
of the Grey Nuns. They have this home here for working girls and then they have another in
some other part of the city for unemployed gl girls. I don’t know just how many is here but
there must be nearly 200. It is not very [far] from my work, A five cent car fare or I can walk it in
half an hour. They charge from three to six dollars a week for room and board. At half past six
every morning they ring a large bell to wake the girls up, again at seven for breakfast, and then for
dinner and supper. The lights are put out at ten o’clock so you see I have to keep pretty good
hours. Of course I miss my Waltham friends. I saw the Rev. Fr. Daley two weeks ago He is just as
nice as ever. Oh say th he is going to have a pop concert the 11th of June and I have a book
selling chances on twenty five dollars in gold to be given away that night so I am going to put
your name on it to see if you will be lucky enough to draw it. I guess you will think you are
never going to see your money again but I am going to send you some before a great while.
Well John everything in the office is going on just about the same. Did I tell you before that I
had a new man in with me now and the girl left us. One noon time she sa stood up from her
desk and told the boss she was going home he said don’t you feel well? she said yes but I am
not coming back. She never told me she was going at all.
Tuesday May 15th
Well John here I am once more. It is so long since I got your letter I forgot what you
asked me. I have not seen Mrs. Pond for a long while. They are living in Chasm Charles-town
now. I must go to see them soon. Say John where is [Al] now when I was in Waltham there was
someone called to the house two or three times and I was not in, he did not leave his name and
I never found
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