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Title: John L Hall, Pennsylvania, to Lytle Black, Chicago, America.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHall, John L/53
SenderHall, John L.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginMcDonald, Pennsylvania, USA
DestinationChicago, Illinois, USA
RecipientBlack, Lytle
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 2041/13: From the papers of Thomas Hall, Loughgall, County Armagh, solicitor; purchased from J. A. Gamble Esq., 44 Taunton Avenue, Belfast 15.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9311011
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by C McK., 02:11:199
Word Count295
Washington Co
Pa [Pennsylvania?]
28th Oct 1889

Dear Lytle
Yours of the 24th duly received this morning.
With reference to my being a T.T. [teetotaller?] I need
only say that I have been so for some time and am determined
to continue so as I am convinced that it is by far the better
plan in every way - if I had not a solemn determination to
abandon all such indulgences I would not say so; but you may
depend upon it I have seen the folly of all such & am going
to profit by it too. I an well aware of what you say that a
person may not think much harm in taking an occasional drink
& even there was no harm where is the benefit? so that the
only safe and sure way is not to touch it at all.
I cannot indeed but thank you for the kind offer you make
and will indeed be glad to embrace it. So if you send me a
Postal Order for $12.00 I think that would be enough, and
possibly I might be able to obtain a ticket for even less than
that as I know two young fellows from here who got their
tickets for $22.60 and believe through McCormack of Pittsburgh
I can get it at the lowest figure obtainable and of course I
would rather travel over the Fort Wayne Road than over the
Pennslyvania Road, this of course would make it come lighter
on you and answer the same pursose [purpose?], besides I would
have to go into Pittsburgh to get a few little things that I
Awaiting your reply - with the further assurance that
drink through me will not be cause of any trouble to you
I remain
Yours sincerely
John L Hall.