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Letter from a mother to her sons and daughters, Drumhaply [Drumhappy, Northern Ireland?], October 11, 1850. The mother writes that her family are all well, and that she has received a letter from a Samuel Irwins. She rejoices that they have all reached land safely. She reports that John [Oliver?] and his family are well, and that they have received a two-story house that is free. She also mentions how a woman named Margret is receiving many presents from a Mr. Alaxander [Alexander?], and that the Reverend Kenady [Kennedy?] remembers all of them during the five weeks of Sea Sacrament in Derry. There is a death mentioned in the letter of a Samuel Fulten, who passed away on July 10th, [presumably 1850]. There is also news of a new teacher to Drumhaply whose name is not mentioned. She writes about the attendance of various members of the family at school, and the status of their education. She reports that Matthew and Robert Hodge plan to go to Scotland. The mother concludes the letter with more updates concerning members of the family and/or the community, and offers support to daughters who are recovering from illness.




Irish Americans, Correspondence. Ulster (North Ireland and Ireland), Emigration and immigration, History, 19th century, Sources.


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Letter from a mother to her sons and daughters, Drumhaply, October 11, 1850