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Title: From Elizabeth [?] Warrenpoint to Joe [?] [U.S.A.?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginWarrenpoint, Co. Down, N.Ireland
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 2794/1/2/12: Presented by H. H. Montgomery, 4 Kensington Gardens, Belfast 5.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9103056
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogAction By Date Document added by B.W. 04:01:1993
Word Count399

Warrenpoint [...?] 30th

Dear Cousin Joe
I need scarcely tell
you I was just happy to find
that the promise made
this side the Atlantic was not
forgotten ere you reached
Philadephia. I know my deficiency
as a correspondent & I know too
that you are rather an adept
in this sort of intercourse and
something of a critic besides
Knowing all this I feel backward
enough in writing still I
suppose a line from your
Cousin woul [would?] be an acceptable

as John will write he will
give you a full account of
himself & as far as he knows
Home News. I came here some two
weeks after you & poor William
Left us, There was no satisfaction
atal [at all?] in your way of parting
You might have given a parting
Kiss not that I would have expected
any and said farewell. you
would have got over it
but would it not have been
far more gratifying to think
of them your way. However
this cannot be remedied now
we will say it was not said
of affection but just Joe's
old ways.
I congratulate you on the good
situation that you have, How I
wish we were settled with or
near you I feel quite unwilling
that he should go to Cincinnati
I hope he may be guided for
the best. I write often to him
John & I knew nothing of his seve [severe?]
illness until we saw his own letter

this mail. A change has come
over your feelings since you left
Irish ground all seemed dark
to you then. I think you are
reconciled pretty soon to the
change & I doubt not ere long
you shall have a home
a Boosom [Bosom?] friend the rather
for an Irish girl will
are gone since [----?] we will
often think of Both
The very last day that I was
in the shop. You were weighing
the sugar. You have forgotten
all about it many a time
that day you said "Look what
makes you so dull," all this
was mind enough. But the
next time that I saw you I did not
think so. I felt quite huffed
at your coldness. Was it
timidity in regard to the coup
[-----?]. this is the most friendly
construction I shall always
be very glad to hear from you
love to Cousin [-------?] & Cousin Joe
Your affectionate Elizabeth