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Title: Thomas Armstrong, Co. Monaghan, to Elizabeth Corbett, Ontario.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileArmstrong, Thomas (1)/80
SenderArmstrong, Thomas
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationprob. retired farmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCo. Monaghan, Ireland
DestinationBelleville, Ontario, Canada
RecipientCorbett (n. Armstrong), Elizabeth Jane
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceDonated by Donald J. Boyle, 51 William St., Brantford, Ontario,N373K6, Canada. e-mail : don boyle @ worldchat. com.
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9806882
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 25:06:98.
Word Count428
Transcript[Letter written to Elizabeth Jane Armstrong (Corbett)
in Belleville, Ontario, Canada by her father Thomas
Armstrong from Millbrook, Lisegerton, Co. Monaghan
in 1880?]

My Dear Eliza
I must tell you a bout [about?] some of
your old nabors [neighbours?] the Mackdonalds [McDonalds?]
lives close by us theare [they are?] all well alsoe [also?]
Kings family are well Charles [-----?] is dead theare
[there?] is none of the girls mared [married?] yeat [yet?]
nor none of the Ebrons theare [they are?] all well We
weare [were?] glad to heare [hear?] from Mises [Mrs?]
Larster and Charley be pleses [pleased?] to remember
us to them o how glad we would be to see them. Uncle
george is dead the girls is mared [married?] and doing
well. Well I must tell you that Josephs address is
Lapeer Michigan write to him he is all the one that
writes to us I will give you Johns and Williams adress
[address?] in the next [letter?] we are living in a nice
plase [place?] but very dear the times has bene [been?]
very bad heare [here?] for the last 2 years our crop is
better this year but money is very carve [scarce?] with
us at present. I had a paper from Joseph Thursday he is
a good child to us he sends us some money now and again
you may tele [tell?] Mises [Mrs?] Larster that dn [Daniel?]
Macqinad is till [still?] living. Your dear mother sister
and brother joins in sending theare [their?] love to you
and dear husband and children.
Thomas Armstrong

My Dear Eliza
We are both geating [getting?] old. I am
in my 72 year and your mother somthing [something?] younger
so you se [see?] that you will not have us long to write to.
Write when you geat [get?] this letter and I will answer
you a gran [grand?] letter. Bell could read it like
print hoe [she?] is 18 tean [eighteen years?] past she
is a good daughter and a clever girl of her age quite
like you and that is not a bad liknes [likeness?]. I
think you take well. Still I beleve [believe?] that you
got a good loving husband and if you take after your
mother are good to him and you cannot be to [too?] good.
I was also glad to heare [hear?] uncle William being well
and family please remember us to them allso [also?] to
uncles Henary [Henry?] and Margaret and tell him that we
sympathize with him.
[continued down side of next page?]
love for hear and dont forget the one thing [---?]
[----?] Write soon. Henary [Henry?] might write a fue
[few?] lines to us and I would answer.