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Title: Arthur Quin, Barrytown, U.S.A., to his Brother and Sister.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileQuin, Arthur/12
SenderQuin, Arthur
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationlabourer
Sender ReligionCatholic
OriginBarrytown, New York, USA
Recipient Gendermale-female
SourceD.1819/7: Presented by Samuel Park, Esq., The Square, Stewartstown, County Tyrone, [Ireland?].
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9403027
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 08:03:1994.
Word Count449
TranscriptBarrytown March 14th 1876

Dear Brother & Sister I now find
time to write you these few lines
Hoping to find you all Well as
this leaves us at present thanks
be to God for his kind Mercies to
us all you may think that we
have forgotten you but we be often
talking and thinking about you's all
there is no change here for the
better as yet for the work is
very slack and the wages low
there is hundreds going about and
Cannot get one tap to do. when the [they?]
cannot get Employ the [they?] [burst?] open
Stores and there is a great deal
worse places than here, for the
factories and public works is stopped
I am always at the same work
but the wages is a great
deal lower than what
it was when i come here
and patrick helps me
a good deal and thank
god we have all good health
we had no sickness since
we come here it is hard for
a working man that has
a large family to get along
as the wages is small and
provisions is not much lower
you said in your last letter
that Mary had always a
mind to come out there
but the times is changed
so mich [much?] i would not
be the one that would
advice [advise?] any person to come
out here at present
but it is expected that
their [there?] will be a change
as they will soon be
electing a new president
we think it a great blessing
that we can here [hear?] mass
on sundays we have our
new church finished and
we had the first mass
that was said in it on
christmas day and it
was the greatest crowd
of people ever was seen
in Barrytown the day
the corner stone was laid
it was laid by the
reverend father Quin [Quinn?]
from New York we had
a very favourable winter
we had very little
frost or snow sister
[Colen?] is weell [well?] and
husband and sends
her love to yous all
write me a long letter
about the country when
you get this for i always
like to here [hear?] from my
old friends and neighbours
and let me know how
they are all getting allong [along?]
Mary would lik [like?] you to
let her know in your
letter if you see her brother
Hugh and let her know
how they are all getting along
and how her aunt Sally's
[temper?] is Mary Joins me
in sending our love to yous
all and family to brother
francis wife and family
to Brother Patrick and family
no more at present but remains
your affectionate brother to death [12?]