C. Hutchinson, Philadelphia to Her Mother, Londonderry

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Document ID 9012052
Date 13-08-1855
Document Type Letters (Emigrants)
Archive Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Citation C. Hutchinson, Philadelphia to Her Mother, Londonderry; PRONI D 1665/3/5; CMSIED 9012052
                       Philadelphia August 13
     My dearest Mother it is with a heart full
of sorrow i sit down to answer your letter telling
me of the death of my more than father when i
think of what he done for us all and how kind
and good he was to me oho [oh?] i can never forget
him he got all most [almost?] as hard a death as John
but not as suddent [sudden?] a one than he did among
strangers i hope the lord met him and took up
himself  My Dear Mother i now [know?] you must have
a lonley [lonely?] heart but you now [know?] that the lord
never forsook you and i trust he will not forget you
in this your great sorrow and mother dont flie [fly?] in
gods face for his drivings for i often think if
you had John i would now [know?] that you would
not want but his hevinley [heavenly?] father wanted
him first and he had to go dont be afraid
you will never want i trust  Willy my poor Child
rote [wrote?] me a very sencibell [sensible?] letter i hope
the lord will give him grace [?] and enebel [enable?] him
to become as good and brave a man as them he was
named after for now one [no-one?] ever new [knew?] his father
but respected him and was sorry to here [hear?]
of his death i am sure i hope daniell [Daniel?] has given
up the thoughts of goin [going?] to sea if you can never
let him under gow [under-go?] the hardships of a sailor any-
thing is better than that thou [though?] i will always
respect one now mather [no matter?] where i see them

Dear Mother you must not think that i have
forgotten you by my not ritting [writing?] before this but
we had been moving and the first night i got
there i got Mrs Clarks letter and i did not care
mutch [much?] how evething [everything?] went after that i
wanted to rite [write?] my selfe [self?] and i could not compose
my mine [mind?] before this though Hugh wanted to rite [write?] to
you but i would not let him doo [do?] it he is
verrey [very?] sorrey [sorry?] to here [hear?] of my fathe
[father's?] death he had the hope that he would see him here
but the disposers of all alowe [allow?] it to be other ways
[otherwise?] i wish you would get willy to rite [write?] me
a gaine [again?] as soon as this goes to han [hand?] and
let me now [know?] how you ar [are?] fixt [fixed?]
and how Mr Hancock setteld [settled?] with you and
what you ar [are?] going to doo [do?] and if you can keep
the boys at school oho [oh?] if you could keep the house
i would be sow [so?] glad then you could doo [do?] some-
thing better i woul [would?] rather that you would let
a room as leave it  i will say no more at present i hope
to soon rite [write?] a gain [again?] to Willey [Willy?]
give my love to him and Daniel and i hope th [they?] will be
good boys and mind ther [their?] mother and not bother you like
David don [done?] if he heard of this change i now [know?] he wou
[would?] gow [go?] home give my love to Mrs Hagerty and
Mrs Clark and to all my friends tell Mrs Clark
that Mancey [Nancy?] Smiley is out of town and i don [dont?]
see her Mrs Hurst and Mrs Williamson & Martha
Sends there [their?] love to yo [you?]

Hugh joins Mee [me?] in sending our love to you
and the children in the warmest maner [manner?]
i offen [often?] wish that i was nere [near?] you that i
could have Willey [Willy?] so that he could gow [go?] to
see you but it canot [cannot?] be for i would not
him to leave you as long as you can keep him
and i trust in god that he will enebel [enable?] you to
keep him but as long as i had a mouthful
if i would not let him want nor Daniel
the god nowes [knows?] my mine [mind?] about you and
them now Mother you will rite [write?] to me soon
and let me now [know?] all remain Dear Mother

   ever your afectionet [affectionate?]
                               Dauter [Daughter?] to death

            Catherine A Hutchinson

    If you hay [have?] anething [anything?] to say
to me put a slip of paper in side [inside?] of your letter