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Title: John Orr, New York, To Mrs John Orr, Portaferry.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileOrr, John M/27
SenderOrr, John Malcolm
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew York, USA
DestinationPortaferry, Co. Down, USA
RecipientMrs Orr
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained By John McCleery, 80 Circular Road, Belfast, BT4 2GD.
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh.
Doc. No.9701192
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 15:01:97.
Word Count199
NoteN.B. John Malcolm died in 1851 (Did various jobs and decided to go west where he expected to do some kind of business)
TranscriptNew York 19 July 1847

My Dear Mother

I send you a Dagueriotype Portrait
of your big son. I hear it a good likeness, you
can judge for yourself. I am in a great hurry
to day as I start for Chicago to morrow morning
and have got a good deal to do, I should not
much wonder if by the time you get this you will
have an account of my travels westward, I will
be about 5000 miles from Portaferry, it wont
be more than a fortnights trip shortly -
and that wont be much.
I send this by Capt Lawrence who is going
to Liverpool and will visit Belfast before he
leaves. It was tremendously warm last night
the pespiration [perspiration?] was running off me so much
that my nightshirt was completely wet and I had
to get up rub myself dry and put on dry one
the thermometer is about 95 to day, rather hot that.
What is the matter with you all that none of
you have written a scrape, I was very much
disappointed that I did not get a letter by the
mail yesterday, the news about the grain market
is going to play the mischief here

I am dear Mother
direct to Chicago Your affect [affectionate?] son
Illinois John M Orr

Mrs Orr

Rev John Orr