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Title: John Hilton, New York to William Brown, Garvagh, Ireland.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHilton, John/21
SenderHilton, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew York, USA
DestinationGarvagh, Co. Derry, N.Ireland
RecipientBrown, William
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 1226/2: presented by Mr Benson Garvagh, Co Londonderry. #TYPE EMG John Hilton, New York to William Brown, Ireland: 21 November 1812.
ArchivePublic Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.8911051
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log13:11:1989 LT created 22:06:1990 JF input 22:06:19
Word Count228
TranscriptTo Mr Wm [William?] Brown
Lt M
Ireland Or Else Where

[9?] Derry Rgt [Regiment?]
Co Derry

New york Novr [November?] 21st 1812
Dear William
I ought to have a Great Deal of news to Send you by this time, and Such as
would have been agreeable but from the Situation of the times I have but
Little that I can mention at present. I arived [arrived?] in New York the
8th of Novr [November?] 1811 and has had a tolerable Good Portion of
health I have not been confined to bed one day Since I Came in to amerrica
[America?] thanks be to the almighty for all his mercies, and I earnestly
hope these few Lines will find you and all my relations in good health I
have not received any Letters as yet and I have wrote twice One Letter dated
Novr [November?] 1811 and the other Aprl [April?] 1812 this is a good
Country but I Could wish to see some of my relations here the Crops were in
Generall [general?] Poore [poor?] this season provision Seems to rise Flax
Seed sells from Eight to 9 Dollars per hogshead wheat has been 18s per
bushell [bushel?] rye seven and Corn six shillings per bushell [bushel?]
beef 8d per lb I have not farmed any since I came in to this Country only a
few Days
Give my love to all enquiring friends and relations I add no more at present
but remains [remain?] your loving friend
John Hilton