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Title: Benjamin Neely, [Ireland?] to his Brother, [U.S.A.?].
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileNeely, Benjamin/51
SenderNeely, Benjamin
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCo. Derry, N.Ireland
DestinationS. Carolina, USA
RecipientNeely, Samuel
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 3508: Deposited by Winthrop College, South Carolina.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.95010157
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT/JW, 18:01:1995.
Word Count484
TranscriptBurnally October 18th
Dear Brother 1835
I imbrace [embrace?] this opertunity [opportunity?] of letting you
know that I am in a good steat [state?] of health at present
and in hopes you are so likewis [likewise?]. I have nothing
verry [very?] particular to comunicate [communicate?] to you at presant
[present?]. the only thing worth of comunicating [communicating?] to you is the purchis [purchase?] I have made of your farm which you held in
Burnally. I have the whole of the [--------?] which
my Father held with six Akers [acres?] I purchased from
Wm [William?] Neely. the property I now have in Burnally
I would not Give for all the Hundred Akers [acres?] you
have gottin [gotten?]in South Carolina that is Counting the
Buildings and Improvements I have made since I
come home. I understand it is to be a General
[----?] thrive out the United Steats [States?] to Liberate the
Neagroes [Negroes?] which surely will be a [---?] threat to you
and manny [many?] others your Chozen [chosen?] Wm [William?] Neely is Dead and
left a wife and sone [son?] to Enjoy his property in Burnally
ther [there?] is a great Deal of Improvements in Burnally
and negroe [negro?] James Scott has built a fine Hous [house?] in
Burnally too [two?] sories [storeys?] High John Cherry has took the
Roof off the [-ald?] House and Raised it to be a too [two?]
Storie [Storey?] House - (twin)
pleas [please?] let me know if you had anny [any?] Acount [Account?] from
Wm Neely [?] Shortly and what he is About. there
has been fine Crops in this part of the Contry [Country?] this
Season. Nathin [Nathan?] Cherry is Dad [dead?] some time a goe [ago?] there
is none of that famly [family?] living now but Marey [Mary?] a
daughter of Nathins [Nathan?]. Hendery [Henry?] Willson [Wilson?] is Dead some
time a Goe [ago?]. your Sister Hannah and Bells famly [family?]
are all well at presant [present?] your Sister Rebeca [Rebecca?] is Dead
Shortly she lived in Garvaugh and Died ther [their?] (Dear Brother
I have nothing more particular to inform you of
at presant [present?]. my wife joins in sending her best
Respects and wish [wishes?] to you and her sister. and be so
good to giv [give?] my best wishes to your Daughter Nancy
and Bettey [Betty?] and Benjamin pleas [please?] let him to know
I wish him a Great Deal of Joy in his maried [married?]
steat [state?]. he has [----?] writing to me I must Doe [do?]
without it. Dear Brother I must Concluid [conclude?] by
my Desire of your wellfair [welfare?] in this world and that
to come whilst I conclud [conclude?] and believe me to be
your cincer [sincere?] and Afectionate [affectionate?] Brother

Dear Brother I hope you will not Benjm [Benjamin?] Neely
forget writing to me after
this is the second Letter I hav [have?] wrot [wrote?] this year