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Title: William McElderry, Virginia, to Thomas McElderry, Ballymoney
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMcElderry, William/13
SenderMcElderry, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionPresbyterian
OriginLynchburg, Virginia, USA
DestinationBallymoney, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientMcElderry, Thomas
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 2414/15: Copied by Permission of Dr Helen Megaw, c/o 66 Malone Road, Belfast 9. #TYPE EMG Wm.[William?] McElderry, Lynchburg, Virginia, [U.S.A.?], to Thomas McElderry, [Ballymoney?], [County Antrim?], [Ireland?], 26 May 1856.
ArchivePublic Record Office Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9007116
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log30:07:1990 JM created 05:10:1990 CD input 08:10:19
Word Count311
TranscriptTo:- Thomas McEldery [McElderry?]. Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland?]
Lynchburg May 26th 1856
Dear Thomas
Robert has opened a store in this place and
I think is getting his share of the business in town
you will see by the card that I enclose the kind of business
that he is in and to come to the point for which
I am writing to you for is to see what chance there
is of him getting some more money from hoome [home?] he
has as much money as he wants at this time but
would require more for the winter stock and would
suggest that if you could send him about the same
am[oun?]t that you have sent as a lone [loan?] for 18 or 24 mo[nth?]s
that it would enable him to get along better
If you think there is any chance of your
being able to get it let me know as soon as you
can so that he might know what to go upon
I would rather not have any thing to do with
this but could not get over it I am sure I could
not have don[e?] it if the money was for myself
but I am in no want of money I gave him all
I had when he went North first and would be
glad if he could have don[e?] without any more
from home It requires More capital to start in
business here than it do[e?]s at home and the profit
is also larger There is one reason that I did not
want to write this and that was that father has
been building and would require all the money that
he could raise for that purpose and I told Robert
that was the only objection that I had in writing
for him but he seam [seems?] to think it will be all
right and I hope so
Hoping soon to hear from you I remain
Your affectonate brother
W[illia?]m McElderry