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Title: James Means, Boston to Uncle Rev. Thomas Mayne, Garvagh.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMeans, James/62
SenderMeans, James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationsolicitor?
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBoston, Mass., USA
DestinationGarvagh, Co. Derry, N.Ireland
RecipientRev Thomas Mayne
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 2284/1/5: Presented by Dr E. R. R. Green, Manchester University History Dept., Manchester 13.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8809193
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 29:09:1993.
Word Count363
TranscriptBoston, January 5th 1825.

Dear Uncle,

I wrote you on 1st November, a young man David Auld
bound to your vicinity and forwarded by him some
certificates relating to the decease of your son Robert also
a package containing a morocco Pocket Bible, his Brass Stamp
formerly used in marking linen in Ireland a Physician's vade
mecum, a large breat pin [breastpin?] with hair work, a harp crown etc.,
marked on it, all of which I hope you will have received
before this arrives, and these facts are all that can be
obtained here and I should think sufficient for the
satisfaction of any Court.

I herewith enclose you duplicates of the affidavits
etc. hoping you may receive them safely and answer the
purpose of relieving Mrs. R. Main and family and it would be
extremely gratifying to me to hear of the purpose being
accomplished, and of your health and prosperity, as well as
yours and family. I informed you in my last of my nephew
Robert Means being settled in New York, he is now here on a
visit, and is very well and seems pleased with his situation
and hopes in time to advance his fortune but the competition
is so very great, that a young man has to labour some years
before he can do much to advantage. Myself and family are
well, Brother Isaac is also in good health we both continue
in the same line of business and have great reason to be
thankful to the Giver of every good and perfect Gift, for
the abundance he has bestowed on us of temporal blessings,
and I would hope that we are not unmindful to implore his
blessing on a right use of them and above all to grant us
the Influences of his Holy Spirit to quicken us in the
discharge of every encum bent duty, and grant us grade to
seek that good part which shall never be taken away from us.

Please give my kind regards to Mrs. Main and family and
all my relatives and friends, my wife joins me in love to
you and family and believe me to be your sincere friend and

James Means