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Title: Charles Hagan to James Laughlin, New York
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHagan, Charles/3
SenderHagan, Charles
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
DestinationNew York, USA
RecipientLaughlin, James
Recipient Gendermale
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9309119
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by C. R., 01:09:1993
Word Count614
TranscriptJanuary the 8th 1843

Dear Son and Daughter I write these few lines to inform you that we are
all well since you left us last. Dear Daughter it appears to us that you
forgot your contract that you made in Belfast, you said that when you and
I parted that you would write to me, but you failed in that, and also I
think it very strange that when your father-in-law wrote home, that
neither your Husbands name nor your name nor even your childs [child's?]
name was not mentioned, Dear Children, we feel very uneasy about your
situation of life to know if you are both getting your health as you had
it here, and if you are not both content at your removal my place is for
you if you think you will return, and if you think that country
[answers?] us we would rather go to you not to be a burden uppon [upon?]
you for if you would be nothing the better you would be nothing the worse
of us. Dear children, when this reaches your length write on the moment
in order that we would have time to part of the place in time to be ready
for spring if your [you are?] encouraging us to go. I hope you will not
fail as you have hitherto done for if we are to go we have no time to
delay and if we are to stop here we would wish to know to get on with our
labour as usual Give our love to the child Charles [V,U?] Loughlin may God
protect him Dear children we can get no rest or contentment not knowing
how you are thinking sometimes that you are in want and plenty here for we
would have little where we would not divide with you Dear children if you
wish us to go to you if the are (sic) anything that you think necessary for
us to bring we will purchase it and have them with us to you but do not
deceive us for if you do you will deceive yourselves for what we have it is
for you wer [we are?] helping it for Dear Daughter you are now come to know
the feellings [feelings?] of Parents to their children, and you may judge
how you would feel if your children as far (sic) from you as you are from
us, and getting no account so long, all I can say is that your Mother and I
is in a most [x.raly?] state, we understand that that country you are in is
not as good as it was some time past and if you are not in a prosperous way
of doing we advise you to return, and we shall receive you with open arms
and you will all three be more wellcome [welcome?] than if you never had
left us, I am about to let you know that your cousin [stained] you is
[stained] [Garry?] also Nancy [stained] cousin is married to John Lagan the
Sadler [Saddler?] we got no account from Bidy Haggan yet we have Bidy slamen yet we conclude with letting you know that your uncles and their families are all well
No more at present but we send you our love and blessing I am your
Charles Haggan

your uncle Francis did not forget old times he sends his love to you and
wishes to let you know that he has got a Daughter her name is Nancy he says
it is for Nancy Laughlin that he got his Nancy named and he hopes the Nancys will all meet together if not in this world I hope in the next