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Title: John and Rachael McCullough, New York to their Brother
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMcCullough, John (1)/22
SenderMcCullough, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNYC, USA
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 3681/5
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9309084
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by C. R., 01:09:1993
Word Count298
Transcript336 West 23rd Street
New York
June 29th, 1872.

My Dear Sir,
After an almost "unpardonable" silence (which I hope you
will excuse) I embrace this opportunity of writing. Three times have
I tried to fulfill [fulfil?] my engagements by sending our Mary's
"Likeness" and each time we got disapointed [disappointed?] by her being
taken suddenly Ill. This week I have been successful as you will see on
the arrival of this. I told Rachel we would go and have a picture taken
last week and so we went out and got disapointed [disappointed?] as we
could get no artist to take a likeness in the afternoon as we had to come
home quite discouraged. Next day baby was taken sick and had two "spasms"
(or Fits) which are very fatal to children in this city and next day I
took her and got the inclosed [enclosed?] taken which is not a perfect
picture by any means. We have a true picture which cannot be sent by mail
it is taken on porcelian [porcelain?] and is as natural as life, and if
some of our old neighbours had let us know that they were returning home
we could have sent you a true likeness, but hoping that our circumstances
in a little time will allow us to make the tour of Europe we may all yet
appear in our proper person. All are now well hoping this may reach you
and family in the best of health as this leaves us at this present time
we remain as ever your affectionate Brother and Sister
John and Rachel McCullough
31 North Moon St. [Street?]
N. [New?] York
N. Y. [New York?]
P.S. [post script?] We are living at 336 West 23rd St. [Street?] for
the summer months as Rachel's old Mrs. [Mr. Miss?] Boyd is now in Europe
traveling [travelling?] for the summer and we have the care of their house
untill [until?] September
J.M [John McCullough?]