|James Morrow, Pennsylvania to Catherine & James Armstrong.
|Irish Emigration Database
|Butler, Pennsylvania, USA
|Armstrong, Catherine and James
|niece to aunt and uncle
|The Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
|Document added by LT, 27:04:1994.
|To: Catherine and James Armstrong.
From: James Morrow,
Butler Co. [County?],
Butler, November 1, 1844.
Dear Aunt and Uncle,
I take this opportunity of writing a few lines to you to
let you know that our Aunt is the same as she was when I
was up and Uncle is about the same.
I received a letter from sister Jane, she writes in good
spirits. Her letter was in the Post Office, when I came
down from your house. She writes that it would be better
for me to have a good Mechanical trade as any $500. She
wants me to go down to Philadelpia [Philadelphia?] this fall and learn
a trade. I will put in a few words of her letter. She
says, "I like the dressmaking the best, it agrees with
my health and eyes. I never enjoyed better health in my
life than what I do at present. I am busy all the week at
work. On Sunday I have a class at a Sabbath School, where
I go at Half past 8 o'clock in the morning and stays untill [until?]
8 o'clock in the evening. I am like wise [likewise?] a great temperance
person. I belong to a society called The Harrison Union.
They hold their meetings every Tuesday I attend them regularly.
I pay 25c a month, after 12 months in the society any of
the members, at their death are entitled to defray the expenses
of the funeral". This is all I can put in at present.
I received a letter from Mr George Wilson last Monday.
I went to Dr James Graham and told him I had wrote to him
and had received no answer. He then wrote to him and then
I received a letter from him. He writes for me to go down
to Lancaster and I think I will start next week, sometime
in the beginning, if I get some money. Mr Wilson wrote
for me to get as much money from John P. Franklin as would
pay my way down.
I have some things here I want to give to my cousins, if
you come down for them as they are of no use to me.
Uncle says, he cannot get any money for me. I want to raise
a little money for a little change on the way down. I shall
write a letter to you when I get situated at a trade and
if spared for five or six, I think I shall come out here
and see you.
I send my greatest respects to my cousins. No more at present.
But remains your [yours?] most affectionately until death.