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Title: George Graham, Dungannon, Ohio to Thomas Graham, Co. Derry.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileGraham, George/15
SenderGraham, George
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer?
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDungannon, Ohio, USA
DestinationCo. Derry, N.Ireland
RecipientGraham, Thomas
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 3666/D/17: Deposited by Mr G. Mawhinney.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9102100
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 07:09:1993.
Word Count510
Paid 10 [cents?]
Ohio Mr Thomas Graham
Dungannon Draperstown post office
Dec [December?] 29 County derry

[postmark dated JA [January?] 23 1849]

Dungannon Columbiana County
State of Ohio Dec [December?] 29th/48 [29th 1848?]

Dear Brother
Your kind favour of
November the twelth has just reached
me. It is a consolation at all times
in hearing from any and all of
my dear relatives particularly those
so near and dear to me, And I
must again return my sincere thanks
to you for your trouble. Our mail
routs [routes?] have been in confusion in
consequence of having incapable post
masters or at least negligent
I am as well as circumstances
will admit hoping that this
address shall find you all enjoying
pleasant health and happiness
as health together with contentment
is thy greatest blessing that we
can enjoy in thy days of our
pilgrimage you will please remember
me as a dutifull [dutiful?] and affectionate
son to a time honoured and kind
parent to whom I shall never
forget communicating too &c [etc?]
I have heard nothing lately from
Uncle James, I heard from cousin
George a short time ago.
Times is not very brisk at present
in conseqence of the presidential
election every thing seems to be in a
confused way money matters is hard
banks is closing but we have
they [the?] prospects of times getting better
after they [the?] president shall take his
chair again the fourth of March,

every four years the [they?] elect a president
and a governor. Flour is worth
four dollars per barrel the blight
has caught the potatoes this season
but the farmers thinks nothing of
that it is not on the potatoes they depend
the [they?] think when the [they?] have ten bushel or fifteen
on the first of November that the [they?] have a lot
I have nothing particular to communicate
to you and I never was worse prepared
to write a letter than at present (I had
a very pleasant Christmas please excuse
this short epistle). Love to Father & Mother
love too sisters and brothers love to Uncle
John an [and?] cousin John and family love to cousin
James & family love to Robert Orr an [and?] family
love to Misses McCullaugh and family
love to Uncle Robert Ferguson and family
love to Uncle Samuel and family
love to Thomas [Totten?] love to Thomas
Philips love too [to?] all my enquiring
friends if any yours truly Geo [George?] Graham

Any information that I can give to
Misses [Mrs?] O Neil about her Son Daniel
is that I was up in Pittsburgh on the
twenty eighth of September last a [torn?]
I Saw several accquaintinces [acquaintances?] there. It
was Mary Cane and Bidgret [Bridget?] O Neil
that told me about his death they said
he arrived first in New Orleans and
he way very delicate in health after his
voyage and Charles took him up to
Pittsburgh thinking that he should
restore his health again and he only
lived a few weeks after getting up he
died in the Month of August and
Charles only stopped a few days after
his death and no person could tell me
where he went too [to?] Charles is married
and has only one child &c [etc?]

{ Yours George Graham.
Mr Thos [Thomas?] Graham {