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Title: John Park, Staunton, Illinois [U.S.A.], to His Brother, [Ireland]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FilePark, John/14
SenderPark, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginStaunton, Illinois, USA
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD.1819/10: Presented by Samuel Park, Stewartstown, County Tyrone.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9407002
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 01:07:1994.
Word Count510
TranscriptStaunton, Illinois, May 11

Brother it seems a long
time to me now since I heard
from you I wrote to you when I
was in New york But I have not heard
from any of you since then I like
to hear from you all often if I
possibly could I don't think it
would trouble you much to answer
my letter you need not be afraid
I hope and trust in God that he
will never see me want for any
thing I must say God has been
very good to me after all
I sold out that time
and went to New york I thought to
get in to something else but that
the times was so very dull at
that time I could not yet get in to
anything I stopped with my Brother
inlaw Six weeks and worked their [there?]
one month so we found out we could
not get along their [there?] so we packed up
and came right back to buy another
Spot and Build me a house
for my family it left me a little
in Debt But thanks be to God
I'm over it now and doing
Right well again I have got a
fine cow and soon will have
another of my own Raising So
after all I have been very lucky
I had a very strong notion to take a
trip home at that time if I could
have done any way well I have a
fine house now I pay no rent
So it dont [don't] cost me much to
live, we are all quite well at
present hoping this letter
will find you all enjoying
good health I have got 3
children all Girls Elizabeth
Sarah and Mary Ellen Park
the oldest is going to school
every day give my love to all
my Brothers and Sisters and
the love of all my family
when you write to me let me
know all particulars about
my folks and also about home
I seen Henry Clements
& Bessie in Brooklyn New york
and a great many other Neighbours
I Seen May Anne McManus
and all the O'Neills folks from
Glenoe I was in Bessie Clements
house in Brooklyn Henry looks
a little old he says I stand
it very well I'm getting Bald
headed he says James has no
hair on his head all he told
me you were doing right well
I was very glad to hear it I think
any person that trys to do for
themselves in a right way God
will help the only way I got
out my trouble was buy [by?] hard
work Let me know when you
heard from Robert give our love
to your wife & Children and accept
the same yourself please write
as soon as you receive this as
I'm axious [anxious?] to hear from you
all let me Know how James farm
is and how my Sister Sarah also
Now I will conclude & remain
your loving Brother & [Sistes----]

PS. address John & [Bridel?] Park
your letters -----------------
John Park
Staunton [Ma------]
P.0. Box 196
United States of america