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Title: Robert J. Alexander, California to [David Alexander, Co. Armagh?].
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileAlexander, Robert J/2
SenderAlexander, Robert J.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCalifornia, USA
DestinationCo. Armagh, N.Ireland?
RecipientAlexander, David?
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 2461/2/2: Photocopied by Courtesy of John Boyd Esq.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9007046
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 07:02:1994
Word Count284
TranscriptGuerneville Jany [January?] 27th 1880

Dear Brother
I received both your letters in due time
with the certificate of baptism. And was pleased to
hear that you had got things arranged and settled at
Larrycormick. but am sorry to see that your
unhappy disposition still has the upper hand of you
You never will be content unless you try and master
that disposition you say you wish you had gone
to Australia too when you came to Larrycormick in
1869 you said the same thing and when you spoke of
it in your letters last spring I encouraged the idea but
in your next you said you had concluded to remain on
in Ireland and let your children emigrate if nec--ary [necessary?]
Now you [surely?] had long enough to make up your
mind what you [?] is more decision & character
I know very well times are bad in Ireland just
now but they will not remain so to very long I hope
I will do what I said but [faded] [do?] it [faded]
I have an opportunity of going to San Francisco
which will be a few weeks or perhaps a couple of months
yet but I will keep my promise good unless some
calamity should overtake me in the meantime.
I [wont?] say how much it will be until you get it
I hope you succeeded in getting that money
from the bank to help you out until you hear
from me again.
Try and make yourself content and if you
find out that the folks all like Australia and
that you are still dissatisfied with Ireland then
go out too. I expect to go some time [sometime?] this
year myself.
Hoping you are all well

Your affct [affectionate?] brother
R. [Robert?] J. Alexander