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This is one of the 77 letters found in a bog. NEWS: TJ responds to sense of duty & returns to HSBC.
Sharon Oddie Brown. October 9, 2006


Urker March 31st 1890


My dear Tom


            Your intelligence is most surprising. Can it be possible that in all the East, there is no man to be relied on; but that they must bring a man from England?


            But you are quite right to go. I would not be the one to bid my Son turn  his back on his duty; and I am proud that I am the Mother of such a Son.; and no doubt Minnie [1] is proud of her Husband, and so she ought to be.


            May God bless you and keep you wherever you go; and bring you back in peace and safety as He always did.


            I believe old Rose’s [2] blessing follows you, and always will;  and many blessings besides.


            No more at present as I hope soon to see you, and I am in hurry going to see the potatoes planted.


            Love to all, from your most affectionate Mother,


[1] Amelia Lydia DARE – wife of Sir Thomas JACKSON

[2] Rose who?



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