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Title: Bob [?], New London, U.S. to "My Dear Mother", Ireland.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew London, Connecticut?, USA
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD2480/6/3/2: Presented by Major Perceval-Maxwell, Co.Down.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9503278
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 27:03:1995.
Word Count252
TranscriptHarbour Road
New London
July 21st/91

My dear Mother
I came here instead of
going to Chicago yesterday
as I got a letter from Mrs
Norrie asking me and
I was only too glad to get
out of New York to the
sea - they are awfully
kind people but of course
there is not really much
to do - I was out for a
sail this morning & we
caught a few mackrel [mackerel?]
This evening we had a
progressive [Euka?] party
which was rather amusing.
Americans certainly
have a very funny way
of putting things every now
& then the way they said
something tickled me so
I could hardly keep my
Tomorrow I am going
to see a big ship launched
& in the afternoon, I'm
to play tennis & bathe
which will be better
than the launching I
I shall probably leave
this on Thursday for
Chicago via New York
& Albany.
The Philadelphia & some
other American men of
War were in here but
left this morning.
In the after noon the
Atlantic Yacht Squadron,
came in about 20 or 30
it was very pretty
some were schooners
but most were cutters
& one or two English
built ones at least
so they said.
It was very hot when I
left New York & the journey
down was pretty hot too however
except in the very middle of the
day it is lovely here
With very best love
Y. [Your?] Affate [Affectionate?]
son "Bob"
I enclose a note for nan -