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Dinsdale, Matthew / Matthew Dinsdale papers, 1836-1897: Folder 3

Manchester March 20th 1857 PDF (1.7 MB)

My address is 37 Broughton Lane
  Manchester, March 20th 1857
    My dear Mr B____ham
 I received your letter which
was forwarded to me from ______, and
assure you it gave me the greatest pleasure
to find I was not yet forgotten by you,
although so long a time has elapsed since
we met, I cannot help admiring the goodness
and living kindness of our heavenly Father
towards us dear Lady, in preserving us
alive amidst all the changes and dangers
we have passed through during the last
twelve years, and brining us in safety
___ more to our native Land in health
and peace, I was much surprised to find
you had crossed the mighty Atlantic Ocean
twice, as at your time of life it must
have been indeed a great trial, especially
to have returned alone, but doubtless
the salt sea air would have a benificial
effect upon you, making you feel quite
youthful again. I arrived at Liverpool
on the 10th of Last how ___ after a splendid
passage of 20 days in a sailing ship, and
although I am _____ 42 years old I never
enjoyed better health; indeed during the
whole 12 years I spent in America my
health was capital thank God for all his
blessings the whole of the time I was in
America I lived in "Rochester" a city of
50 thousand inhabitants, about 60 miles
this side of "Buffalo" which you must
have passed through on you way to and
from the far western world, I wish I had
known ______________ passing through I should
My Mother ____ quite well and heartily desires her kindes regards to you

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