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O'CONNELL, Daniel (1775-1847). Irish national leader.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Daniel O'Connell') to his son John (1810-1858), 2 pages 8vo (a few small stains), Dauynam? Abbey, 28 September 1840. Evidently written in the midst of a domestic crisis.
'My mind is so far from being at ease. I fear to write my feelings whilst this suspense continues. She does not know how much we love her. Of course you will write every day.
 'Tell Nugent that if no misfortune occurs I will please God be in Cork on the morning of Monday the 5th - where I shall be most happy to see him. It is the greatest comfort to me that he has returned to you. I felt very lonely in his absence.
 'Ten thousand thousand loves to all yours.'
John O'Connell was the more politically active of Daniel O'Connell's two sons. He was successively MP for Youghal (1832), Athlone (1837), Kilkenny (1847) and Limerick (having been elected for the two constituencies together). In March 1838 he had married Elizabeth, daughter of Dr James Ryan of Bray, co. Wicklow, by whom he eventually had eight children.
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