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Title: George Graham, Dungannon, Ohio to George Graham, Co. Derry.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileGraham, George/14
SenderGraham, George
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer?
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDungannon, Ohio, USA
DestinationCo. Derry, N.Ireland
RecipientGraham, George
Recipient Gendermale-female
Relationshipson to his parents
SourceD 3666/D/14: Deposited by Mr G. Mawhinney.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9102099
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 07:09:1993.
Word Count714
Dungannon October 6th Paid 34 Cents
Mr George Graham
Draperstown Post office
County Derry

Dungannon October 6th 1848

Dear Father and Mother
I have delayed in
writing from time to time unto this present
moment always waiting to be able too [to?] hear from
uncle James the last letter I received from him
was on the first of May and he said that
he did not know when his thoughts were
so carried to the days of his youth as when
he read a letter coming from a son of his
youngest brother who when he left Ireland
was but a boy and he said that he received
a letter from you at the same time which
reminded him of his boy hood home, and he
said you wished to know how far he lived from
Philadelphia the distance is 3 miles to Leamon
depot and then fity [fifty?] miles by railway to Philadelphia
he intended to pay a visit to his relations in Buffalo
Vally [Valley?] this summer and I have not heard
from him since. Cousin George always lived
in Maysville and he says that he never received
any letters from Ireland since the one that I
had from his Brother nor he never sent any
home if any of them wants to know the directions
where to write to him the [they?] can direct their
letter to Maysville Post office Mason County Kentucky
I received your letter that came per hand of James
[Hanna?] when he arrived in New York he put [it?] in the post
office and I never heard anything of him since you
can let me know if he ever wrote home or not and
give me the directions of where he stops &c
As for my own part I have nothing particular
to communicate to you. I am always enjoying
good health and I never was in better spirts in
Ireland than what I am at present hoping
this letter shall find you all enjoying pleasure
in the land of our pilgrimage &c I was talking
to Samuel Sinclair Jr [Junior?] on the first of September and
he seems to be satisfied with his journey. I was
up in Pittsburgh a few day ago Mr Henry McCullough

and family is well I was out two nights in his house
Michael McCullough and family is well. I saw William
Cain's family and the [they?] are well James Walls is well
Bridget O Neal is well. You may let Thomas [Totten?]
know that his Student Daniel O Neal died in
Pittsburg about five weeks ago it was the Consumption
he had, it takes a healthy person to sail across
the Atlantic for that is the time it will try their
constution [constitution?]. Charles Co[nn?]ory is well John Connory
and family is well Peter Connory has went to
Kentucky last Spring John [Henry?] is well -
James Hagan and family is well and he
sends his respects to his father and you can let him
know in your letter whether his father received
his letter or not &c &c &c
I have nothing more to say to you so I
must conclude as the mail shall soon start.
So I send my best respects to Father and Mother
Brothers and Sisters and also to Uncle John.
and Cousin John and family to James Graham
and family Robert Orr and family Misses
McCullough and family not forgetting the old
woman to Thomas Philips and you can remember me
to Cousin Thomas Graham and let me know if he
always lives in Cork yet give my respects to the
Revd [Reverend?] Mr Smith and also to Mr McGowan and
family to Thomas Totten and to Uncle Robert [Firgal?]
and family and to Uncle Samuel and family
and all my inquiring friends if any
especially the female sex and I remain
your Obedient Son George Graham

P.S. I would be rejoiced to here [hear?] from
you all as Soon as possible and let me know
about all Deaths and marriages that occured [occurred?]
latley [lately?], And you might say to David that
I would like he would write a letter and I hope when
you shall write again there will not a space of it
empty like the last for I think that Father
and Mother should always have something
to mention to fill that vacancy &c
Your Respectfully George Graham