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Title: James Horner, Vienna, Maryland to Thomas Horner, Bovevagh.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHorner, James/45
SenderHorner, James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationstore keeper
Sender Religionunknown
OriginVienna, Maryland, USA
DestinationCo. Derry, N.Ireland
RecipientHorner, Thomas
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 1592/18: Copied by Permission of Hugh Conn Esq., Limavady, Co. Londonderry.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9006135
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 25:02:1994.
Word Count449
TranscriptVienna Dorchester County
State of Maryland Nov 1st 1810

Dear Father & Mother

Long have I neglected the daily incumbent
upon me in writing to you, but either
from not having an oppertunity [opportunity?] or otherwise I have
left myself open to your remonstrance.
I am happy to learn of your being in good health
as also my friends which may the author of our
being continue. I am thankful I am in good
health and have been well ever since I left you
Except a little this spring. I recd [received?] a letter from
Brother Thos [Thomas?] in which I am glad to understand he
is doing well. I am now in Philadelphia
puchasing my fall good and finding a vessel
gooing [going?] to my country I could not pass it over
without informing you of my being on the land
of Liberty. I have been keeping Store this
year past and doing well
My Brother wished me to return but at present
it is out of my power as I am engaged in bussiness [business?]
but should any of my brothers think it prudent
and come over here I might be the means
of getting them into business if they would be
satisfied to leave their parents and relations
but should I advise them and things turn
out contrary to their expectation I should
be blamed, and probably might be the cause of
their unhappiness for life. Nevertheless if
they think proper and venture as I have
done I am led to believe they will live
in more opulence than ever they can
do in Ireland. I live in a part of the
country where few of my country men [countrymen?]
come to settle in and of course I am out
of the reach of seeing any of the late comers [latecomers?]
some of our countrymen do well others are
on the other side of the question.
but I find men that will take care and make
themselves respectable they will be taken into
the first rank of society. Nothing have I
to inform you off that is very interesting
as to politicks [politics?] I shall not say any thing [anything?]
of; my last wish is that peace and harmony
may prevale [prevail?] between our countries
Our markets of grain are high flaxseed also
I suppose you may not expect me over [stained]
[stained] native country never [Unless?] as long [stained]
I am a batchalor [bachelor?] some hope may remain
of my return but God only knows the
With love and affection remember me
to all my dear friend and neighbours
as if I had named them by name,
whilst I remain your affectionate Son
James Horner
Dr [Dear?] Parents Excuse my Errors

[addressed to:]
[?] to [stamped:] LARNE DERRY
Mr Thomas Horner [-8?] 112
Bovevagh SHP
County Londonderry
Ireland N. L. [Newtown Limavady?] Derry
Ship Mary