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Title: Bradley, Catherine to her uncle John, 1847
CollectionNew Brunswick Letters
SenderBradley, Catherine
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationemployed
Sender Religionunknown
OriginSt. John, N.Brunswick, Canada
Recipienther uncle John
Recipient Gendermale
Doc. No.
Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count769
Genrehappy in the colony, homesickness, inquires about family and friends, decease
TranscriptMy dear Uncle John, Saint John, 6th Oct. 1847.

I take great delight in being able to inform you, that I am quite well and in a good Situation, and so far, I can not say that I am sorry that I left home, except that my heart aches now and again, to see those faces which I loved and yet left them behind me. I was very fortunate in getting a good situation so soon as I did. Many thanks to Master Richard Yeats, who has proved as a good a friend as my own brother could have been to me, and I hope I shall never be forgetful of his kindness. I have been so busily employed that I have not seen enough of this country to say how I like it, but the people I see here are just as we have at home, all trying to Live as well as God will allow them. My dear Uncle you will please read this to my sisters and other friends and mind to tell Ann not to grieve or fret after me, for I hope we shall soon meet again, but give her my kind love, and tell her I often think of her and wish her here with me also remember me, with great kindness and to my dear dear old grandmother tell her that while I live will I think of her goodness to me, with love and thankfulness and tell her I will be able to send her home something I hope, in my next letter if God spares me. When you write, let me know how my Brother Robert is and whether he has altogether recovered his health; tell Mary I still feel hurt at her leaving me to come alone altho’ I am very glad that I did come, for I do feel most happy and content her, so much so that I sometimes forget Old Ireland for a time. Let me know how my Aunt Margaret and Husband are. My kind love to my Uncle James and all the family to William and Catharine in particular; let me know how my Aunt Elizabeth and her family are; give my kind love to my Aunt Ellen and Pat and James especially. Let me know how Tommy Carter and his Mistress are. 9th Oct. Well my dear Uncle here I am again at my letter to you which I much finish and send off to the Postoffice. Let me know how is my Aunt Ann and family, and also my Aunt Jane, tell her with my kind love that I am in high hopes that I will some day be able to send her home the price of a grand dress. Let me know how is Mr. and Mrs. Gilmarten, tell her I never shall forget her kindness to me on my coming out here. I have seen but little of this country but I understand that farmers from the Old Country do well here, and soon get on very comfortable and respectable; and give my love to Mr. Michael Oconnor, and let me know how is the Widow Rourke and family; let me know how Ktty and the Lisadell passenger, let John Cressal know that his daughter arrived here safe, but I have not seen her since, for I got at situation the day after I landed. Give my love to Peter McKen and family and
Mary and Peter especially, let him know that he could well in this Country dear Uncle I am sorry to let you know that the Widow Hoskin died here a few days after she landed, and as for Catharine and Biddy Hennigin I left them at quarantine and I have not seen them since let Pat Oconnor know that I have seen his daughter here, she is not in a situation yet, but I expect to get her one shortly, give my love to John Hart and Pat Herrity, and tell them I hope to see them in this country next Spring, Owen Lenihan and Pat Green I left at quarantine for they were not well, I have Charles Henry and Edward Johnston in the same Establishment with me, and they are both as kind to me as Brothers. Now dear Uncle answer this immediately, for I feel anxious to hear how all are that I left behind me. So hoping this will find you well I subscribe myself

Your affectionate Niece

When you write, to me, direct to Miss Catharine Bradley, St. John, New Brunswick, To the care of George Peters Esquire, M.D.