March 17 —16
Mr. John Hurley
Dear John —
Your welcome letter received on the 10th
inst. Thanks for the bunch of shamrocks. I am sorry that you
suffered the loss of your horse, but there are losses of one kind
or another as we go through life.
My health is pretty good, thank God. Michael I have not from in a
couple of months. I was with him for a couple of weeks last
Your letter was honored by be ing opened by the censor. I hope this
awful war will come to an early close. It looks like some trouble
with Mexico just now We are having
delightful weather here now — the month of January was very
severe. Has any Clonakilty man distinguished himself in this
I hope you are all well.
I remain your Brother