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Title: Patrick and Margaret Hall, Ireland to Sam Hall, [Maryland?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHall, Margaret & Patrick/171
SenderHall, Margaret & Patrick
Sender Gendermale-female
Sender Occupationfarmers
Sender Religionunknown
DestinationMaryland, USA
RecipientHall, Sam
Recipient Gendermale
SourceCopyright retained by Eleanor Hallfreese.,12 Brighton St, Rochester, New York 14607, U.S.A.
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9509124
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 29:09:95.
Word Count533
TranscriptHolly Hill 25th March 1820

Dear Sam
Your last of the 8th Dec came to hand in due time and brought us
the pleasing intelligence that you and your little family were
then all well. -
It appears by your letter that all kinds of
business is dull in the States, but you may be assured it is not
more so than it is here, Rents, Tyths [tithes?], and Taxes, are extremely
high, and all kinds of produce so very low that we are not able
to meet the demands as they come against us. Farms that cost
some hundreds a few years ago, are now lying waste, and many
more ready to become so, and in all human probability the whole
country will be broke in a short time if some changes does not
take place in a short time, but blessed be the Lord he can bring
order out of confusion and can support his own in the worst of
times, a few short years will end our troubles and commence our
joys. "Why should we receive good at the hand of god and not
receive evil also". We have not had a letter from your brother
and sister in Philadelphia this 12 months, but we hear that they
are well and doing well, and that they are both careful and
industrious making money fast. I had a letter from Ja. [James?]
parker he writes me that his eldest son and daughter with their
families have all removed into the state of Ohio are well suited
and highly pleased with their change. There has no alteration
happened in our little family except what old age has brought
upon your mother. Indeed we are much upon the decline, I can do
little or nothing, she still does a little at the wheel. Jr.
Drivas [works?] at the Loom, but has litle for her labour, the
Cloth that he used to get from 2 to 2/2d he can't get more
for now than 15 to 16d per yard. The linnen
[linen] trade which was the principal support of this country is
quite stagnated, and has rendered money extremely scarce, as for
Jas [James?] he labours stoutly at the farm, and all has enough to do.
But when the Lord pleases, he will mend the times with us. Your
sister Mary, and Tom, live over the way, in the little house at
the end of the River he works close, and they live comfortable -

William Anose [Knox?] and family, came over here last
summer, he had got a fall off a [sleas?] loaded with timber, and
was almost killed, his [physician?] advised him to try the sea
for the recovery of his health which proved effectual, he has
got quite well, and will be the bearer of this he has
taken his passage Phila Da [Philadelphia] to sail the first fair
wind after tomorrow.
Nothing further occurs to me at present worth your notice
only to remind you of your Duty to God, remember above all
things the one thing needfull Your Brothers and sister join us
in our prayers for you and your families temporal and eternal
We remain your loving parents
Patrick and Margaret Hall

[Somus?] Point Ship 14«
15 May
Mr Samuel Hall
New Windsor Orange County
State of New York

the answer to this Sept 12th 1821

This came to hand 27th May 1820