James Ferres, New York to his family, Larne area, Co. Antrim.
Dear Margaret I long greatly to see you and the children many times i dream i am with you but i find my great mistake when i awake from my sleep but although i am absent from you I know that God is present with you to comfort you in your trouble but i hope to be with you shortly if it be Gods pleasure to be so my continual Prayer is that God will keep and preserve you and the children to we meet again in health with sincere Prayer of your ever loving Husband and Father till Death James Ferres For Maggy Ferres from her Da [father?] Dear Maggy i am glad to hear that the pain in your breast is not so bad as it was and that your mother is not so ill as is represented to be and that nancy & Mary Anna and big son and Elisa is all well i was dreaming about my James last night i hope that he is not sick but i am afraid he is by what i dreamt about him Magy [Maggy?] I send you this my likeness but it is not well taken but it will keep you in mind of me if you should never see me again in this world but i hope we will all be spared to meet again in our own family when we will not part again till death seperates [separates?] us in this world from Your loving father James FerresClose