|Title:||Jane Houghton, Massachusetts, to Robert Moore,County Donegal.|
|Collection||Irish Emigration Database|
|Origin||Dorchester, Mas., USA|
|Destination||Cardonagh, Co. Donegal, Ireland|
|Source||T 2799/1/25: Papers of Robert Moore and John Norris Thompson, Carndonagh, County Donegal. Photocopied by courtesy of Mrs. R. Moore|
|Archive||The Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.|
|Log||Action By Date Document added by C. R., 01:10:1993|
|Transcript||Dorchester, Mass. [Massachusetts?]|
Mr. Robert Moore.
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.
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.