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Title: George C. Nicholl, New York.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileNicholl, George C/28
SenderNicholl, George
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew York, USA
DestinationBallymena, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientGault, Robert
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 2035/5: Copied by Permission of Dr. E. R. R. Green, History Dept., University of Manchester, Manchester, 13.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8809179
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 27:09:1993.
Word Count507
TranscriptDear Sir, I hope you will not neglect the first opportunity
of writing to me, if you could send them to me by post - you
would oblige me very much, as I want to have the first sight
myself, if the [they?] come by hand the [they?] go to
Uncle's, first and the [they?] expect to see them if you
would write me two letters one a private one and give me as
much about politics or anything else you like as the letter
cost me little, I shall make them as easy for you as I can.
In the next you write you would oblige me very much if you
would not say anything about receiving these letters, so
make a sort of appology [apology?] in it [&?] John's if he
names it in it I shall tell you the reason that I write
without letting my parents know. I would write at home, I
could not do it to please both Mother & Father & myself I
tried two letters, but it was no go. My Father wants them
wrote very gramaticaly [grammatically?] which you know does
not agree with me as I am a bad hand at grammar, Mother
wants them wrote in a Mass feeling tone, & I want to [?]
myself, & them too if I could, Mother is thinking about
writing but she is long of begining [beginning?] she
promised to, send Aunt Mary, the Fashions and as she is out
very little in the public she has a had [hard?] chance to
get them, I might send them myself if Aunt Mary wishes I
used to take [?] to them and will again if it will oblige my
Aunt, Joseph Nicholl is fit and well again. The times is
very hard indeed there is hundreds of employ
[unemployment?], the number of emigrants which is coming out
here is great, now I will tell you a fast, the Irish in
general, have got an idea that if the [they?] can only get
to America the [they?] will be well. The [they?] spend
their in trifling articles, thinking the [they?] have no use
for money here, now this is a great mistake which many find
out to their cost the American people know how to take care
of their money, full as well a the [as they?] do, and [?]
the Irish is greatly out of repute, here owing to their
conclusion, in Politics, if you know any coming out here
for their own good warn them to get all the money the
[they?] can get for it is getting scarce here and will be of
equal use to them here I could not advise anyone to come out
here till the times get better. I feel in a humour for
writing now if I know anyone close that would answer me, I
have got a great [?] for news from home but it is my
misfortune I can't get enough do write soon. No more
at present but

Remain yours

[G.C.?] Nicholl