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Title: Margaret Orr, Portaferry, to John Orr, Chicago.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileOrr, Margaret/92
SenderOrr, Margaret
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPortaferry, Co. Down, N.Ireland
DestinationChicago, Illinois, USA
RecipientOrr, John M
Recipient Gendermale
SourceCopyright retained by John McCleery, 80 Circular Road, Belfast,BT4 2GD.
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9702148
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 10:02:97.
Word Count234
TranscriptMy dear John
On looking over what Jane Ellen has written
I find she has told you all the news and not left me
anything worth saying. You may be sure she is breaking
her heart now not a beau in town but James Warnock Pat
Savage and Doctor tom and they were all laid on the
shelf long ago. I think you might very well send us a few
(as I hear they are very plenty in America) and so prevent
us from all dying old maids. This is the fourth epistle
that has been written to you I hope you have received
some of the others. The two first were directed to the New
York Post Office. You did not tell us if you were sick
on your passage out. I guess you were though. We are
all waiting anxiously for another letter from you to
learn what you are about and whether you like America
as much as you did and all other particulars - George
Greer is here at present and looks as sedate as a man
of sixty seven. I really do not know of anything more
that would interest you so I must make a conclusion to
this grand affair. Mrs Welsh is in her usual health
and she unites with us in love to you - I am as ever
Dear John Your attached sister
Margaret Orr*
[*Anonymous genealogical note 'who later married Hamilton