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Title: John Moore, Georgia to Eleanor Wallace, Newtownards.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMoore, John/5
SenderMoore, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAugusta, Georgia, USA
DestinationNewtownards, Co. Down, N.Ireland
RecipientWallace, Eleanor
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD 1195/3/2: Presented by J. W. Russell & Co Solicitors, 4 High Street, Newtownards, County Down.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9403052
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 09:03:1994.
Word Count422
TranscriptTo: Mrs. Eleanor Wallace
[County Down?]

From: John Moore
April 8th 1843

Augusta April 8th 1843

Dear Sister,
I have a letter of yours a long time
on hand unanswered, owing to my natural indolence
and a particular dislike I have to writing I am
now a very indifferent correspondent the opportunity
now presented however is so favourable that I cannot
let it pass. My Brotherinlaw [Brother-in-law?] and his family (Mr. &
Mrs John Bones and their Niece Miss Longstreet)
intending to visit their friends in the north of Ireland
have prevailed on Mrs Moore and Myself to permit
our eldest Daughter Elizabeth to accompany them
Mr. & Mrs. Bones intend spending about two
months with their friends near Randlestown [Randalstown?]
aportion [a portion?] at least of which time I wish Elizabeth
to spend with Brother James's family in Newton Ards [Newtownards?]
Mr. & Mrs. B [Bones?] intend visiting Glascow [Glasgow?],
Edinboro [Edinburgh?] and London and from thence
to cross over to the continent the [they?] will therefore not
return by the way of Dublin. I have written Brother James to
arrange this matter with Mr. Bones and to give Elizabeth
some time to spend with you before they finally [quit?]
Ireland. Elizabeth is about sixteen years of Age. She has
grown up very rapidly within the last two or three years and
that together with her close attention to her studies
has I think in some degree impaired her health. The voyage
across the Atalantic [Atlantic?] will I hope improve it, Make
her more familiar with the forms of Society and give her an
oppertunity [opportunity?] of becoming acquainted with her
relations in Ireland, She only left school about ten days
ago to prepare for this Journey. Henry is still at Princeton
College, he expects to Graduate next fall and will I expect
take a very fair if not high grade he spent the Vacation with
us last summer, I wrote for him to come home as the
confinement or the Northern climate had made him assume the
aspect of a student __ he looked pale, he however gained ten
pounds in weight during his five weeks soujourn [sojourn?] at home, and
left in good spirits__ but why should I enter into details
with regard to family matters, I refer you to Elizabeth
for every information you require with regard to your friends
here. Mr. & Mrs. Clarke & Mrs Moore are in the enjoyment of
their usual health. Mrs M [Moore?] and all our little family
join in kind and affectionate regards to yourself Sister Fanny
Mr Wallace and your Daughter Eleanor with Dr [Dear?] Sister
Your Affectionate Brother
John Moore