The Glynn/Glenn/McGlynn family originating in Culkeen, Co. Roscommon 1825 - 2015

                   Letter 5.

Letter from Mary Glynn, Culkeen to her eldest son, Patrick in Kansas

July 29 1871.
My dear son,
My dear son I take the liberty of writing you these few lines in hopes to find you in as good state of health as this laves us in at present thanks be to God for his mercy towards us all. My dear son I received your kind and welcome letter which gives us great pleasure to hear from you. My dear son I beg you not to be going from plase to plase for it is very dangerious. Dear son we are doing well. We have four head of cattle two heffer and a cow and a calf.
My dear son we had not a better crop this twelve years both potatoes and oats but I am afraid of the potatoes and because the gases is decaying great. My dear son we are very lonesome for you to be with your self. We donít know about James yet untill he comes home. We are afraid of John he would not do the buisiness yet. Your father is getting weak untill another year. We donít know yet. We would try to do anything that would give you comfort. My dear son your brother Thomas is inclined to go to you. He begged me to send him your directions. I will send him your letter now untill we will see what he will do.
Dear son save up as much as you can and I hope in God you will not stay long in that country. My dear son your brother Hugh will be going in a shop next summer which he is within in the alter serving mass this quarter. 
Dear son your father and mother is praying for you both night and day and they hope they will never die untill they see you again. Dear son be wise about putting your money in them banks them banks would close up. My dear I mean to let you know that england was very wet this summer and we had a very wet year in this country.
Dear son I beg of you to send us a letter against every quarter and every letter you send we send you an answer whether you got it or not. Dear son we think we does be talking to you when we does get a letter from you. Dear son you are standing in your mothers heart as the day you parted her. Every sort is about the same as when you left home. No more at asent from your loving father and mother We all join in.
Sending you our best respect. Michael Glyn
*If 3 eggs cost a halfpenny how much for one shilling. In £978 how many farthings? How many barley grains would go from dublin to cork the length being 88 miles. Get the table of long measure in the table book and that will tell you that three grains of corn will make one inch and you will bring eighty eight miles into inches and multiplied by three. Dear brother have courage. I hope in God we will never die untill we be together yet. No more at preasant from your truly brother. Hugh Glyn
*The last paragraph was added by Hugh trying to show off how clever he was. He was twelve at the time.

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