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Title: George & Catherine Hunt, U.S.A. to John Gallagher, U.S.A.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHunt, George & Catherine/13
SenderHunt, George and Catherine (n. Gallagher)
Sender Gendermale-female
Sender OccupationGeorge chops firewood,
Sender Religionunknown
OriginChesterfield, Mass., USA
DestinationClearmont Co., Ohio, USA
RecipientGallagher, John
Recipient Gendermale
RelationshipJohn is Catherine's brother
SourceDonated by J. Patrick Gallagher, 6248 31st Ave S.E., Salem, Oregon 97301, U.S.A.
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9802807
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 17:02:98.
Word Count431
TranscriptLetter from George and Catherine Hunt
Addresssed to John Gallagher, Branch Hill Post
Office, Clearmont Co., Ohio.

Dec the 3 1848 [3 December 1848?]
Chesterfield Essexe County [Massachusetts?]

Dear Brother and Sisters
We received your letter of Oct the 23 and little as it
contained were very glad to receive it. We are all well and
God grant that these few lines will find you enjoying
the same blessing. We have nothing in particular to write
only I have been to see John Kelly since we got your letter
but it was no use going for I got nothing from him but a
promnise to send the money in two weeks time but he has
not sent it. I have been to Plattsburg with the due bill
and received the pay in goods. I have not wrote home since
you left me nor don't intend to until I hear from you
again. But I want you to write to my Father and give him
the directions to write to me. I want you to write to me
what route Nancy and the rest of them will have to come
whether they will come by New York for I should like to meet
them before they go to you that I may be in company with
them. Write to us how much money it will take to bear our
expenses to where you are and what will be our route.

John Goff says tell John that he sends his best respects
to him and say he has not forgotten (sic) you if you have
him and hopes in his next letter he will not forget to
give him a description of the country as he promised.
Catherine says tell brother Thomas not to spend all the money
he has on the rest of them but save enough to buy her a nice
rocking chair for it will be too far to carry the one she had
when you left here and she is going to leave it in a present
to Mrs Goff. By the way, Mrs. Goff sends her best respects
to John and Hannah and hopes they will not be so taken up
with new acquaintances as to forget old ones all together.
I am getting along very well now with my chopping, there is
no snow. As yet little Ann is well and grows a little now
but she had a sore gathering in her ear but she is well of it
now. We make a comfortable living here. We want for nothing
now only to see you. Write as soon as you receive this.
We have nothing more to write so we close by Subscribing
ourselves your affectionate brother and sister. This is to
you all,
From George and Catharine [Catherine?]Hunt
to John Thomas and Hannah

Notes: George Hunt at the time of this letter made his living
cutting firewood.
Catherine Gallagher Hunt, born 1812 in Meenbane, Co. Donegal,
died 1895 in Indiana, had three children :
Ann, married Hillary Ash - no children.

John Gallagher, died 14 Nov 1893, age 80, came to America
about 1847, but returned to Ireland later. The letter
anticipates the emigration of Nancy Gallagher, Manuseh (Manus)
Gallagher, and John Gery from March 13 to May 7, 1849.
Thomas is apparently financing their move.
This copy prepared from the original letter by
J. Patrick Gallagher
6248 31st Ave SE Salem Oregon USA
Telephone (503) 3628679
Internet E-Mail: galacres@teleport.com