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John Mooney, Lot 35, Ten Mile House, P.E.I. to their son, Henry J. Mooney, Brockton, Mass., Apr 6, 1888.
Ten Mile House Lot 35 P.E.I.
April 6th 1888
I have been uneasy this long time in getting no account of your whereabouts until I wrote to James to send me your address. Although you did not correspond with me, I heard of you through James, it is of happiness to me to find you have made a fortunate choice of a partner through life. Your friends speak highly of your Misses it would be my pride and pleasure to see you both but my age forbid me to travel so far yet I hope to see you before I leave this world. James tells us he will come to see us this summer I hope he will not fail to do so.
I hope and trust that when you receive these lines you will occasionally write that we may know where to find you. It would afford me much pleasure to hear of your welfare. It is not unkindness that prevent people of writing but neglect it is of matter easy done – we would request respectfully that your Misses would send her likeness to us that we may look on it with some affection we seen you before but I suppose you are – considerably changed I hope for the better. I guess you could dance a step yet I am also informed your Misses is a Musician.
No matter at present I am called away on particular business.
I remain ever your affectionate Father.