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Title: Robert Givin, Alabama, to his Father John Givin.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileGivin, Robert/2
SenderGivin, Robert
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmanual labourer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginMobile, Alabama, USA
DestinationCo. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientGivin, John
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 1141/1/2: Presented by Greer, Hamilton and Gailey, Solicitors, High Street, Ballymoney, County Antrim.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9011016
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by C.R., 02:12:1993.
Word Count414
TranscriptFROM: Robert Givin, Saint Stephens, Alabama, U.S.A.

TO: His Father, John, [Lisconnan, County Antrim, Ireland?]

Saint Stephens, State of Alabama
April 8th 1821.

Dr [Dear?] Father
I take this Opportunity of writing to you by a
Gentleman that is going to Scotland to let you know that I am
well & Now living with a gentleman of the name of Sossman at
the above place who is married to a Daughter of Bob Miller of
Tenesee [Tennessee?] I was a fourthnight [fortnight?] in the
House before I knew it She tells me her father Broke James's
[James'?] will they appear to be Verry [very?] descent
[decent?] people to me & of course her & I is relations (sic)
I have wrote you Different times but Never got any
letters from you I had the ague but has perfectly Recovered &
is well this long time I Expect to pass the most of this
Summer here it is a high town on the Tomdigby [Tombigbee?]
River about 80 Miles North of Mobile & allowed to be a
healthy place, times Verry [very?] ---- [----?] here at
present & no appearance of better & I hear worse in Ireland I
intend to write to my Uncle in Carlisle to See how they are
but I would Expect a letter as soon from Ireland as from him,
its likely I shall go home in the fall if I am well I would
be glad of a letter from you & when you write direct to the
Care of John Stuart, Mobile, Alabama State, West Florida -
give my love to Ballymony [Ballymoney?] people & All my
Relations & Friends & Neighbours tell Mr. Hugh Glenn that I
suppose I might Wish him a great deal of Happiness I wish my
Uncle Moore was here to have a months Shooting With me the
men here thinks Nothing of Cutting Out the Centres 100 or
two yards Distance & there is no Doughertys here -
I dont Reccomend [recommend?] Any person to Come here unless
he has a good trade I Can Earn as much money as I want but a
good taylor [tailor?] Outstrips me you may tell R. McGown the
Weather is getting tollerable [tolerable?] Hot now - there is
no sickness here Yet I heard by Wm [William?] Stuart that my
Uncle John Was unwell but I trust in Providence he is
Recovered I ---- --thing [have nothing?] to add but that Wm
[William?] Stuart is Well & living Within 8 miles of me John
of Mobile is well also

& Remains Your Dutiful Son

Robert Givin