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Title: John Hilton, New York, to James Hilton, Garvagh, Ireland.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHilton, John/22
SenderHilton, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationweaver
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew York, USA
DestinationGarvagh, Co. Derry, N.Ireland
RecipientHilton, James
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 1226/3: Presented by Mr Benson, Garvagh, Co. Londonderry. #TYPE EMG John Hilton, New York to James Hilton, Dullaghy, Garvagh, Co Londonderry: 4 December 1812.
ArchivePublic Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.8911049
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log13:11:1989 LT created 03:07:1990 CD input 10:07:19
Word Count353
TranscriptTo James Hilton
Dullaghy Care Mr John
Wallace Garvagh

New York Decr [December?] 4th 1812

Dear James
I take this oppertunity [opportunity?] of writing [writing?] to you to Let
know that I am in good health at present, thanks be to the almighty for
all his mercies and hopes these few Lines will find you and all the
family in the Same, perhaps you will think 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 Sittuation [Situation?]
of the times I have but little and that little not of an agreeable nature
when I entred [entered?] into this Country the Nonintercource was said to be
verry [very?] Injurious to trade and also the Declaration of war appears to
be much more so, manufactorys [manufactories?] are increasing weaving is a
tolerable good business here any person that wishes to weave might make out
verry [very?] well, a farmer Can have from 10 to 12 Dolars [Dollars?] per
month wheat has been from 14s to 18s per bushel Rye 9s and Barley [Barley?]
7s and Corn 9s or 10s pork and Beef from 6d to 8d per lb potatoes 4s per
bushell [bushel?] I did weave some weeks and Could make out Considerable I
have Cleared by weaving 5s to 8s in one day and found in every thing; I have
not heard from you Since I Left Ireland I Could wish to see you here if the
times answed [answered?] you to Come but I know that yous [you?] think it
Strange to Live in this Country, I have wrote twice to my father and has
[have?] received no answer and as soon as their [there?] is an oppertunity
[opportunity?] write to me and in form me of the Situation of the Country
and how trade is doing and if there is any Deaths or marriges [marriages?]
in the Neighbourhood Give my Love to all my uncles and aunts and familys
[families?] and all Enquiring friends and Neighbours no more at present but
remains your Loving Brother
John Hilton
When you write Direct to the Care of J & W Sterling New york