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Title: Jane & James McCague, Allegheny Co. To "Dear Brother", David [McClure?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMcCague, Jane and James/36
SenderMcCague, Jane and James
Sender Gendermale-female
Sender Occupationunemployed
Sender Religionunknown
OriginTurtle Creek, Allegheny Co., Penn., USA
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT3102/1/6: Photocopied by courtesy of Mr. R.D. McClure.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9501068
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT/JW, 09:01:1995.
Word Count534
TranscriptTurtle Creek Dec 9 1873

Dear Brother we received yours
of the 8th Nov [November?] was glad to hear
from you been well and we
are all well at present but i am
sorry to say since we last
wrote to you times as took a
great change pretty near all the
operators in business is broake [broke?]
up you will have herd [heard?] of this
money panic. I will tell you this
country is in a very bad state
at present i would not be afread [afraid?]
to say just around Pittsburgh
that they is 20000 men out of work
and all over the country
is the same and it will be worse
if things does not take a change
before long it might end in
Rebellian [Rebellion?] some dont care how
soon we have not done any
Work for two months and
we do not know when we shall
work any this Country has been
growing fast since the war
building railroads and trying
to make every city into a Paris
and now the fall as come all
at once but for my part i wish they
would square things up soon and
commence on some sound bases
once more i believe be what we
understand in your letter that you
injoy [enjoy?] yourself in a soldiers life
we are glad to hear it we would
think you would gladly have
excepted the offer to have gone
recruiting we would think you
would have more liberty and
leashure [leisure?] and see more fun
but you say you dont care to
except it but you should know
The best we hope you gave them
our respects but i would not
know one half of them now
and peoples ways Changes as
they grow older but you say in
your letter that you did not say
any thing to any one only Thomas
Henry about us that is all right
i think he acted right mean
in not answering your letter
but it is as you said with some
people out of sight out of mind
for i wrote to Esabala [Isabella?] and got
not answer and i wrote to
William to New York and could
not hear anything but weather
they received my letter i know
not but it does not make much
difference as we are all growing
older but i am glad to think
i have one Brother that i can
Correspond as i felt lost
since my Mother died and
i hope this Country will get over
this money panic and peace
and happyness [happiness?] will reighn [reign?]
when my sister Mary came to this
Country i thought i would be happy
but Mother and her could not agree
she was one of the boldest girls i ever
saw and one house would not hold
them both and they was great disturbance
so Mary went to live out and i have
not heard from her this long time
i have heard but not saw her she
is in Pittsburgh she might have
been at home with me if she had
been more [seady?] steady So we will
Close for this time hoping to
here from you soon again so
good night from your ever true
Sister and Brother James & Jane McCague
Turtle Creek Allegheny County PA
James McCague
Turtle Creek Allegheny