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Title: C & A Duffin, Ireland, to E Duffin, Ballymena, Ireland.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileDuffin, Charles/154
SenderDuffin, Charles
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationstudent
Sender Religionunknown
DestinationBallymena, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientDuffin, Ellen
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT.1252/37: Presented by Miss Duffin, Stranmillis, Belfast, Ireland.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.201127
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, Td by Peter Best, 07:01:02.
Word Count251
TranscriptMrs Duffin

Antrim Augt [August?] 8th

Dear Mother,
We received our trunk on
Friday with a letter from Anne Jane
in which we were glad to find that
you are all well but she does not
mention a word about the children, but
we hope they are all well.
Our tasks are very well done & we
are very much obliged to A. [Montrs?] for it.
We were very aggreably [agreeably?] surprized
by the hidden treasure in the butter-pot.
Please tell A. J. that we cannot find
the books. R Obre is to be back this
session, beside 4 new boarders, & 9
new day boys. You cannot tell us
whether we may ask him to s--- [stay?]
or not (if we all are living & well).
Please write us often & we will
answer them. Send our clothes-brush
the first oppertunity [opportunity?].
We are both quite well & hope
to see you.
Believe us dear [mother?]
Your affect [affectionate?] sons.
C & A Duffin

We had just written this & were in at
supper when Mrs Carley gave us your
letter. We were a little frightened untill
[until?] we opened & read it, but when
we had read it, it gave us a great
deal of pleasure. We began our lessons
on Monday but we still think of sweet,
sweet home. Please send the printing
press when you send the brush. Give
our love to the children & a kiss. We
are asked to go to Mrs Magills but we
do not know when. (write often)

(Transcribed by Peter Best.)