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Title: David Alexander, Omagh to "Dear Brother", Ontario.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileAlexander, David/2
SenderAlexander, David
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginOmagh, Co. Tyrone, N. Ireland
DestinationOntario, Canada
RecipientAlexander, James
Recipient Gendermale
SourceDonated by Donald Alexander, Wellington, Ontario, Canada
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9511122
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 29:11:95.
Word Count483
TranscriptLetters from Alexander farm, Black Park, Tamlaught,
Omagh to the farm at 'Hillier', Wellington, Ontario,

I will be on the look out and if I can get a girl that
I can recommend I will send her.

Tamlaught 12 March 1887

Dear brother
After a long silence I now take my pen to let you
know that we are all well thank God for his kind
mercies to us and hoping these few will reach you all
in the same. We had a pretty good summer last summer
and pretty [plenty?] crops but markets keeps low and
the winter has been pretty moderate. We had a fall of
snow in December and January. The harvest we have had
for this number of years, but made it, lasted for five
or six weeks and have had [an--?] winter weather since
up to the present. So fine that we have got our corn
and potatoes all in the ground but we have a change
now. We have had a nice lair [layer?] of snow this
morning and it is snowing at present but the days are
pretty long now and I think it will not stop long with
us. Dear brother you requested me to send you out a
girl if I could fall in with one. I could recommend
that I have been on the look out ever since I got your
leter [letter?]. I spoke to too [two?] or three that I could
recommend but the [they?] would not venture out to
America. I could get plenty to go but I believe they
would not suit you. Dear brother sister Margret is back
in the asylum. Father has stood the winter pretty well
and his health continues good. He can travel around the
fields yet and even travelled to [Fereagh?] and back
last week. I am coy to inform you that Ann Baxter is
dead. She was buried on the eleventh of January. Times
are pretty dull here at present. Everything is cheap
but horses, and they are good price at present. You
would pay from 30 to 50 pounds for a good horse and
cattle is some thing dearer. Corn is seling [selling?]
from 6 pence to 7 pence per stone, oat meal œ9 10s
(shilling) 0d (pence) per ton, Indian œ5 10s 0d per
ton, potatoes per stone three pence, buter [butter?]
per pound 10 pence to 12 pence per pound. We had a
leter [letter?] from my son James latly [lately?] the
[they?] are well and he says he has 12 dolers
[dollars?] per week. We had Miss Lindsy [Lindsay?] on tour here
in August last from Pitsburg [Pittsburgh?]. She
stopped with us one month. She came for the good of her
health and she improved well. I have nothing particular
to mention. Our friends join in sending to you in the
kindest maner [manner?]. My family sends their love to
you and wife and family and friends. No more at present
i remain your brother David Alexander.