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Title: J. Heather, New York, to Thos. Greeves, Dungannon.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHeather, James/11
SenderHeather, James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationruns some sort of business
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew York, USA
DestinationDungannon, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientGreeves, Thomas
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends, business
SourceD 593/48: Obtained: Lt. Col. J. H. R. Greeves, c/o Messrs J. & T. M. Greeves, Conway Street, Belfast.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9601083
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 05:01:96.
Word Count429
TranscriptNew York 385
Greenwich St
15th October 1844

Dear Thomas,

I take my pen,
to inform you, I wrote you by
the Packet ship, Patrick [Hennessy?]
for Liverpool on the 6th Inst, enclosing
the rect [receipt?], which you sent me
fearing anything might happen on
her passage, that is the reason I
write to you now, and having left
the boarding House, I was in, when I
wrote you last, I wish you to direct
as above to the care of Mr Saul
Burrell, if you have not wrote before
this reaches you, I should like you
would remit me the order, & send it
in time to come out by the Brittania,
which leaves on the 4th [Nov?], if not
by the very first packet ship that leaves
after that date, nothing new since
I wrote you last, but on the one
of a Presidential Election, which will
be hotly contested, business pretty much
on a stand here to see how the Election
will go, one candidate for free trade, &
one for a protective Tariff, the Election
[holds?] for this City & State on the 5th [Nov?]
I will send you a paper, which will
let you know how it goes, I hope your
health is improved, very soon & I'm in
good health, [he?] unites with me in
best respects believe me to be
Yours very truly
turn over Jas [James?] Heather

As I mentioned in my last if you
hear anything from my wifes
friends, or any other person, relative
to having left her, dont believe any
thing you hear, as I understand she
[he?] has wrote [home?] to her friends,
& talks about going home & taking my daughter
with her, against my inclination,
I have tried every way to persuade Sarah
[Olivia?] to come to me, where I have
a [good?] home for her, but she will
not consent to leave her mother, &
if she goes with her mother, she will
be stuck up with her friends, and the
end will be marry a Roman Catholic
which will tend to her ruin, as it
has nearly been the case with myself,
she is not of age, & I think I can take
her from her by force, [through?] her
mothers means she has no affection for
neither her brothers nor I, but no matter
for that, she is my child & I must
look after her, she is acting foolish
for herself, & will repent of her stuberness
[stubbornness?] and not obeying me, but I
cant [can't] altogether blame her as she
is put up to it by her mother,

J H [James Heather?]