Rose McCormack, New Orleans to [Rose Mc Donnell?], Co Westmeath

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Document ID 0709035
Date 05-04-1880
Document Type Letters (Emigrants)
Archive Private Donor
Citation Rose McCormack, New Orleans to [Rose Mc Donnell?], Co Westmeath;Donated by Olive Murphy; CMSIED 0709035
N O [New Orleans?] April 5th 1880
Dear aunt
         I Received your 
letter some time since also 
a newspaper for which I am 
obliged and in which I see 
that the distress in Ireland
is very great but I hope
that It maybe over soon.
There have been all sorts of
entertainments given here in 
aid of the relief fund also
private contributions and
considering the dull times
here I think that we have made
a pretty good showing enclosed
you will find my photograph 
also those of my son and
daughters, Rosa & Linnie
Rosa has been married
since November last. She is 
living with me. I was over 
to see Tom and his family 
last week. They are all enjoying
good heath, but times are
pretty hard with them.
He has four children
I received a letter last week
from Patrick. He and his
family are enjoying good
health. I have not heard
from William yet but expect
to get some news from him
soon, and if I do my son
may go and see him this 
Summer, that is if business
improves any. If I could only 
afford it I would like very
much to go to Ireland and
see my native town and the
surrounding country. But 
I have very little hopes of
ever seeing the old country
though I would like very
much to go.
When you answer give me
all the news about Ireland.
Me and my children send 
our love and best wishes to
you and yours.
Hoping to receive an answer
from you soon 
            I remain
            your affectionate Neice
            Rose Williams

Transcribed by Andrew Redfern