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Title: Adam Duffin, Broughshane, to Mrs Ellen Duffin, Castleblayney.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileDuffin, Adam/155
SenderDuffin, Adam
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbusinessman, linen trader
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBroughshane, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
DestinationCastleblayney, N.Ireland
RecipientDuffin, Ellen
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT 1252/6: Presented by Miss Duffin, Mount Pleasant, Stranmillis, Belfast. #TYPE LET Adam Duffin, Oaklands, Broughshane, to Mrs Ellen Duffin, Laragh, Castleblayney, 6 February 1819.
ArchivePublic Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.9001038
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
Log16:01:1990 LT created 13:06:1990 JF input 14:06:19
Word Count461
TranscriptMrs Duffin

Oaklands 6th Feby [February?] [18?] 19

My dear Ellen
It was with very sincere pleasure I recd [received?] yours of
the 30th with the agreeable news from Laragh - I hope Mrs D. [Davison?] and
the little one are doing well - tell her she woud [would?] be an excellent
Mariner, as Her reckoning would be infallible - Mrs Logan about the same time
had a boy - I can't say a fine one, as it might be r[?]ked in the shell of a
cocoanut [coconut?] - Her confinement was rather premature, However both are
progressive in recovery and as well as wou'd [would?] be expected - Elizh
[Elizabeth?] saw her today, she was out of Bed - I wrote to you by Wm
[William?] Johnston going to Armagh on the 31st which I suppose you recd
[received?] - There has little occurred since worth communicating, and you
know I am a very bad news-monger Mr Stewart dined here on Sunday at His own
invitation - After Dinner in Elizh [Elizabeth?] absence He took an
opportunity to brooch [Broach?] the Knockboy affair - Both Mr & Mrs D had
mentioned the matter to him, and I think wish much for an accomodation
[accommodation?], But as yet I kept shy - I showed Him all the letters, and
He has as poor an opinion of the School boy one, as I had - Mrs D is very
much concerned, and wishes much to have all differences done away - Charles
has commenced his studdies [studies?] under Elizabeths care, & says two
lessons every day - He is more amenable to her than I expected, and does not
dislike Her as a Mistress - I told Him I was going to write, & asked what He
had to say - He hesitated a little, and said, if He had a pound note He
woud [would?] send it to you - so much for His generosity - When Adam is
asked where you are, He points to the Window & calls out that is all He can
yet pronounce - I am as usual all day employed out of Doors, any new field
occupying most of my time and attention and the Evening steals away
pleasantly enough with a few favourite airs from Elizh [Elizabeth?] - and a
round of blunders from Miss Smith such is the way we pass our time since you
left us - Mary left us on Monday, & Mary Nicolson come here yesterday [?] -
I suppose your next will advise us when to send the car - If I possibly can,
I shall meet you in Belfast - be particular as to the time - Elizh
[Elizabeth?] unites in warmest wishes for Mrs Davison & all the Family [?]
ever your affectionate
Adam Duffin –