Mary McCune, Philadelphia to John McCune, [Ballyvesey?]

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Document ID 0604073
Date 30-04-1849
Document Type Letters (Emigrants)
Archive Mellon Centre for Migration Studies
Citation Mary McCune, Philadelphia to John McCune, [Ballyvesey?];Donated by Mrs M Barton; CMSIED 0604073
[Front of Letter]

To Mr John McCune
Ballyveasy [Ballyvesey?]
Care of Mr David Bell
North Street Belfast.

 MY 14  

MY [17]

MY [--?]

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Philadelphia April 30th 1849

Dear Father Inlaw it is with great trouble and
anxiety of mind that I now address you and the near and dear
relations of my late and much lamented Husband Wm McCune 
He departed this life on the morning of the [13?]th Inst at 
[1?] OC [o clock?]. He was unwell for 2 weeks but thanks to 
the Almighty he bore his affliction with Christian fortitude
relying on the steadfast belief that it was through the merit
of what Christ has done and suffered that he would be saved 
his firm belief in his Dying hour has been a great consolation 
to me. but still to my earthly sorrow I am now bereaved of a 
loving and Affectionate Husband whose loss I will long mourn 
for. and the only consolation I have at present is this promise 
received from the giver of all goodness. Who says. I will be a 
Husband to the Widow, and a Father to the Fatherless, his complaint
was what is called a Rose it first affected his head which was 
greatly Swelled and it afterwards affected him Inwardly he was 
regularly attended during his illness by two emminent [eminent?]
Physicians but it baffled their judgment to prolong his Journey 
on earth so I earnestly trust that his appointed time was come 
that he was to be removed to everlasting happiness. My dear 
friends from the course of natural events a change must at a 
certain period take place on me if I am spared life to survive
Such a Scene. I will write to you and let you know the 
particulars, his cousin Margt [Margaret?] McCune was at his 
Funeral, and Now my dear Friends as my late Husband sent 
a letter to his Brother when in was contained all that

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was necessary to mention concerning purchasing of land in
this Country. I will now conclude, after saying that if you 
think proper to write to me at any convenient time it will
be thankfully recd [received?] by a friend to Wm [William?]
McCunes relations 

           Wishing his Father, Brothers and Sisters well.
And I remain your Afft [Affectionate?] Friend till Death.
                         Mary McCune.