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Title: Jane Houghton, Massachusetts, to Robert Moore,County Donegal.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHoughton, Jane/70
SenderHoughton, Jane
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDorchester, Mas., USA
DestinationCardonagh, Co. Donegal, Ireland
RecipientMoore, Robert
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends, business
SourceT 2799/1/25: Papers of Robert Moore and John Norris Thompson, Carndonagh, County Donegal. Photocopied by courtesy of Mrs. R. Moore
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9310024
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by C. R., 01:10:1993
Word Count293
TranscriptDorchester, Mass. [Massachusetts?]
Mr. Robert Moore.

Dear Sir,
I am writing to ask you to do me a favor, as I have no one else upon whom I can rely and that is to sell my place for me.
As my family or I would never care to go again, I should like very much to have the value of it here.
I feel that perhaps if my sister had not been there and proved herself to be such a nuisance, I would have been able to let since my parents have died [--------?] are now, I received mere nothing from it as the Lynch's have it so cheap, but it is a chance for them if they want to buy it.
I have no idea as to its real value, but about twelve years ago when I was in Ireland your father told me then that it was worth a 100 £ [£100?] to me any day.
I would hate to have my aunt disturbed while she lives, but of course I do not know about her house, you have in your books as to her claim.
I thought that this would be a good time of the year to

have it auctioned.
If I have any repairs made on the house it costs me the double price of them, so I would like very much to sell it before the winter and so I am going to depend upon you as an honest friend to give it to the auctioneers
and have him sell at the best possible advantage and them [then?] pay him and yourself and send the remains to me.
Sincerely yours,
Jane Houghton

37 Millet St. [Street?]
Mass. [Massachusetts?] Amer [America?]

It would be well worth 150 £ [£150?] to the Lynch's as they would have the town to themselves.