DescriptionMary Garvey, an Irish immigrant, was the servant of Rescarrick Moore Smith, a Hightstown businessman and New Jersey State Treasurer. This letter was dictated to and transcribed by Smith's daughter, Mary Elizabeth. In this letter to her mother in Ireland, Garvey asks after various family members and friends. She asks her mother many time to consider leaving the "poor state of Ireland" to emigrate to America. She also discusses her work duties, wages, and social life.