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Letter to a convict son - Mary Brotherson

This is a rare example of a mother, Mary Brotherson, sending a letter to her convict son, Samuel Brotherson. Mary shows strong motherly love and concern for her son who she has not heard from in a long time. The letter opens: "My Dear Samuel, After A long silence I have Received the most Comforting intelligence of yourself from Mrs Ramsey ... ". Also included on the same page of the letter is a letter to Samuel from his sister (see next image). NRS 905, Colonial Secretary Main series of letters received, 42/6159 [4/2566]
Letter to a convict son - Mary Brotherson
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