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Title: Francis Atkinson, New York, to Fanny Reford, [Co.Antrim?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileAtkinson, Francis/81
SenderAtkinson, Francis
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationintends to become a ship owner
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew York, USA
DestinationCo. Antrim?, N.Ireland
RecipientReford, Fanny
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT3028/B1: The Reford Family Papers, Whitehead, Co.Antrim
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N.Ireland
Doc. No.9601135
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 11:01:96.
Word Count308
TranscriptDear Fanny,
I Received your previous letters of 12th and
30th May I am happy to hear of your family living all
well I am happy to relate to you that Sampson Brady is
the bearer of this as his trade is not a goods one in
this country he will explain to you and give you the
news of this country better than I at present can write.
You mention that you would not advise me to go home but
I know unless I have some past of my own I will never
get anything if I am to have a chance to go to advantage
in the employ of any Ship Owners I know it would serve
me theres one thing I wish as a request of you that
should I not succeed in Buisness [business?] must I will
go to any part of the west Indian Islands or where ever God
pleases. His will is my guard let my luck be ever so bad
my request is the Gold Watch my uncle wore my Mother has
She made a promise I should have it now time out allows
me to multiply many words but dont neglect my advance.
Give my love to your Father and Mother and all your
little sisters and Brothers and may God still protect
and preserve you to death is the ever good wish of your
Francis Atkinson
Direct to No.72
William Street

Fanny your name to me will be a friendly quest when I
[____?] [______?] to hear your news gives me pleasure and
afterwards a homely thought!
But since [_____?] was late [______?] to be east away from
[Stained] I wish those in my [______?] still to Remember
me and wish me well.
Francis Atkinson

Remember Brady's rambles in America the history of which
You'll receive by himself