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Title: Will. & Ann Forrest, Philadelphia To David McClorg, Templemoyle
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileForrest, William & Ann/84
SenderForrest (n. McClorg), Ann
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
DestinationTemplemoyle, Co. Derry, N.Ireland
RecipientMcClorg, David
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT.1227/31: Photocopied by Courtesy Mr A MacLurg. #TYPE EMG William & Ann Forrest, Philadelphia, To David McClorg Templemoyle, Newtownlimavady, Co. Londonderry, 17th October 1837.
ArchivePublic Record Office Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8905202
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log28:06:1989 GC created 03:12:1990 CD input 05:12:19
Word Count559
Mr David McLorg N.L.Vady [Newtownlimavady?]
County of Londonderry
Philadelphia 17th Oct 1837
Dear Mother & Brothers
I now take this
favourable opportunity of writing you
a few lines hoping they will find you
in good health as we are now at
Present thanks be to God for his mercies
William was very sick all spring
but he is getting better business
of all Kinds was very dull and work
was very scarce and markets very high
this summer which was a
great loss to us I have heard no
account from Brother Brother John nor
William since June last. Robert
Stewart and Sam came here on June
and told me that my brothers were
both well and Sam Stewart got his
mothers legacy which was 60 dollars
Brother William was married one year ago
and lives 50 miles up the river from york
and I intend to write to them shortly
again william was visiting me often
Last summer, I received your letter
Informing me that my Father was
dead which gave me a great deal of troble [trouble?]
I always hear different accounts from
people coming in which gives me a
satisfaction that my Brothers are all
doing well, I hope all my friends
are well at present as then nothing can
Give me more pleasure than
hearing from you all, Brother David Generally
had a notion of coming here
but I would advise him to stay
at home as there is more difficulty
in making money here than people
is aware of Mr David Jones is well
and lives within 2 squares of us and
I see him very often and have been
the hous [house?] he lives in and he keeps a tavern
Mrs Ross has been very Poorly this few
Weeks back but she is getting better
I always see her every week William
Ross and family is well and Margaret
Ann Carr is well and living in Philadelphia
John dunlap is Married and
doing well and his Brother Alexander is
gone to the county Jeorge Jonest
is gone to the West about one year ago
but we expect him here in the fall
Alexander Thompson and Family is well
John adams and Family is all well
Let Mrs Pursley know that her daughter
Jane is landed here safe and well and
spent a night with me, Dear Brothers
I have not much of Importance to
write to you at Present but I hope
you will write a letter as soon as
this goes to hand as I will be uneasy
to hear from you all especially my
Mother which hear is very fraill [frail?] at present
you will please direct to the care of
Mrs Ross Elizabeth street no more more
at present but remember me to all
enquiring friends to Brother Alexander and
Wife and family To Brother David and Wife
and Family To uncle Sam and Famly [family?]
To Uncle Robert and Family To Cousin John
and Wife But Remains your affec[tionate?]
son and daughter
to death ------------ Wm [William?] and Ann Forrest
PS I never heard from my Brother Robert
this five years which makes me very uneasy
you will please let Cousin John Pollock and Wife
know that David Jonest is well and often
heard him say that they were the best
friends he had hopes to see Ireland in
as short time the more I think he is doing will [well?]