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Title: James Graham, Pennsylvania to George Graham, Co. Derry.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileGraham, James/24
SenderGraham, James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginStrasburg, Pennsylvania, USA
DestinationCo. Derry, N.Ireland
RecipientGraham, George
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 3666/D/13: Deposited by Mr G. Mawhinney.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9102098
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 26:11:1993
Word Count535
TranscriptStrasburg Pa [Pennsylvania?] Paid 5
Sept 16

George Graham Esq
Care of John Stephenson Esq
Fort William [Fortwilliam?]
Near Tobermore
Parish of Ballynascreen

Strasburg Septr 14th 1848

Dear Brother George

Yours of the 17th January
last I received about the 1st of March, and it gave
sincere pleasure to hear that you are all well and
doing well. Your letter would have been answered
before this, but has been put off from time to time
as is generally the case with persons not much in
the habit of writing. You mention in yours that
your son George is in America, I have had several
letters from him, the last was dated August
4th 1848 he was then living in Dungannon, State
of Ohio were [where?] he had been for some time, but intended
to go in a short time to Maysville to see
his Cousin George. I have never heard from
Thomas' son George only through your son
George writing to me. We have had a very fine
season Grain of all kinds is very plenty. I am
living in Strasburg Lancester County about 50
miles West of Philadelphia, and within Four
miles of the Rail road [railroad?] from Philadelphia to
Columbia. Should any of our friends coming to
this country wish to see me by taking the Rail
road at Philadelphia for Le---- Place they
would be landed within 4 miles of this and it
would give me great pleasure to see them.
As to my circumstances I have not much to say
the property that belonged to my son in law [son-in-law?] has been
sold I am still living there and getting along as
well as I can, my Granddaughter is keeping
house for me. I am left pretty near alone in the
world, the one who is keeping house for me and
two of my youngest daughters children are all
that are left to me now. The last account I had

of Alexanders family they were all well. Not
having anything more to say on my own account
I would request your earnest and particular attention
to the enclosed letter of Mr Bowens, the
circumstances are pretty fully detailed in his
letter, and I can say nothing more about them
than that since Mr Bowens letter was written it
has been ascertained that the "Andrew Ferguson"
alluded to as having died lately in this country
came to this country in the Year 1802 in the Ship
Active, Captn Stephenson from Londonderry
this may be of importance, Mrs Stewart is an aged
woman and in but middling cercumstances [circumstances?], your
immediate atention [attention?] to the matter would confer
a lasting favor, and she will pay whatever necessary
expense you may [meet?], Will you please attend to
it immedeately [immediately?] on the receipt of this and give the
result of your enquiries as soon as possible. Mrs
Greenleaf the daughter of Martha Stewart (late
Martha Charles) intended to write to you herself
but having understood that I was going to write she
requested me to include the above in my letter
No more at present I give my best and kindest
wishes to all my friends and remain
Yours affectionately
George Graham James Graham

P.S. My address is Strasburg Lancaster County
Pennsylvannia U S America. You can
either direct to me or in accordance to the directions
in Mr Bowens letter