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Title: George Moore, U.S.A. to John Moore Jun. County Down
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMoore, George/5
SenderMoore, George
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationaccountant
Sender Religionunknown
Origintown on Lake Erie, USA
DestinationCo. Down, N.Ireland
RecipientMoore, John
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD877/24: Presented by Mr John Moore, The Grange, Killough, Co. Down.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9809202
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 23:09:98.
Word Count458
TranscriptMy dear Father,

We have been here for a few
weeks and have made up our minds
to remain for the present and I think
we will be able to get along here
tolerably well. I have commenced the
business of an accountant which
promises well. William James has put himself
to learn the carpenter trade. He will have
about œ8 [all?] [found?] for the first year
and I think by that time he will be able
to get along tolerably well on his own account
and no doubt be able to make a good deal of money
at it, it is the best trade I see here. Margaret
is quite recovered and expects to get the organ
in the first church at the end of six months
when the present occupants time will be up
and is not giving satisfaction she also expects
to get a good many music pupils
This is one of the handsomest cities I have
seen in America it is as large as Belfast but not
quite as thickly populated it is beautifully
situated on Lake Erie and is just like a gate
between the Eastern and western states
as every think [everything?] must pass
through by either Railroad or Canal business
has been very much depressed here this last
winter on account of all the Banks have failed
but in time this will become a great place
I should supppose second to NewYork [New York?]
only you would be surprised at the quantity of fine
steamers on the lakes and some ships as large
as five hundred tons and a greatmany [great many?]
smaller sizes, the people live much better here than
in any part of the world that I have been in
I like this place much better than NewYork [New York?]
The people are much more friendly and like home
I hope wou will write as soon as you receive this
as we are very anxious to hear from you.
I hope this will find you in good health as it leaves us
all in much better health than we have been since
we left Old Ireland I should like to get a Newspaper
now and then if you can send them f[r?] [--?] if
not no matter, we have delightful weather here
now the canals were open for Traffick [traffic?]
yesterday and in a few days business will be very brisk
remember us kindly to all our friends and tell John
[Lowry?] I often think of him now I hope Mary Anne is
quite well I suppose there is a young [Lowry?] by this
time I should not wonder if Maggy beats her
yet now that she has got into a decent climate

I remain your affectionate Son,