A. Doran, Rostrevor,[Co Down?] to "Dear Brother."
1903 Rostrevor July 6th Dear Brother I cannot tell how sorry we all were too [to?] heare [hear?] the sad news of your dear wifes death. Bridget was always so good and kind, two [too?] bad she had short days gods [God's?] holy will be Done You and the children will be very lonley [lonely?] and Miss her so much Poor Bridget she has left good children behind her May the Lord have mercy on her Dear Soul May she rest in Peace Dear Brother glad to hear yous are well Roasey [Rosey?] will feel very lonely as she is the only girl at home and miss mother more than the rest als [also?] Peter Johney and Baby also yourself will miss her more than Willie or Sister Innesenter [Innocencia?] or sister Antonia as they are from home wont feel the loss of her so bad remember me to them tell them I ame [am?] so sorry, for the loss you have come to Poor Bridget she is happy and rich in the sight of God May she Rest in Peace I havent Been in Ballintur this Long time Its a very seldom time I ever see any of them Alicia was the only one that came to see me She paid the rent when she was at home I suppose its Mary pays it now Alicia or Mary would give you the full particulars if you only wrote to them as for Barney Maggess [Maggies?] ones Annie and Katie writes often Johny never writes sends them nothing he must he must have a big purs [purse?] if he saves all Peter is gone to America I hope hel [he'll?] be aJohy [Johny?] is I close for the preasant [present?] with Love to all from [Ben?] and my self to all I remain as ever yours affectionately A Dunn [Doran?] write soon and let me no [know?] how you are getting along goodby [goodbye?] (Transcribed by Tony Flanagan.)Close