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Title: Tom Black, Chicago to Thomas Hall, County Armagh
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBlack, Tom/26
SenderBlack, Tom
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginChicago, Illinois, USA
DestinationLoughgall, Co. Armagh, N.Ireland
RecipientHall, Thomas Sr
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 2041/13: Purchased from J.A. Gamble Esquire, 44 Taunton Avenue, Belfast 15
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9310730
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by C.R., 26:10:1993.
Word Count304
TranscriptTo: Thomas Hall,
Eden Cottage,
County Armagh,

342 Winchester Av [Avenue?]
18th June 1890

My Dear Grandpapa
I hope you are quite well & has completely got
over your influenza. This is a beautiful city & the parks
are something excelllent. I guess you would like them. it
has been very warm you bet this last two or three day
[sic] you could go naked it would boil the gravy out of
you. yesterday was decoration day & we all went to the
park it was very pleasant. there are about one hundred
boats on the lakes & it is very nice watching them all
sailing through each other.
I applied for a position in one of the housefurnishing
houses. It is about the size of the Bank Building but
there was no vacancy at present.
There is a row of trees up the streets here they are very
pleasant. I have not been quarter over the City as yet,
but I intend going further from this next week then I
will see more of it. I believe State St [Street?] is one
of the nicest streets in the city.
I suppose your fruit is not ripe yet. We have
strawberries all the year round we got a box Yesterday &
the day before at 5 cents or 2 1/2d [pence?] of your
money a pound so that is very cheap We have new potatoes
every day the [they?] are sold at 1s [shilling 3 1/4d
B[pence?] a peck They were using them long before we came
here so you see we are very early here.
I hope your crop are doing well & that all your cattle
are in good form.
I must close now with love to Grandmamma & all my Uncles
& Aunts I remain
Dear Grandpapa
your affect [affectionate?] Grandson
P.S. I hope Aunt Annie is keeping strong & in good
fighting form