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Title: J. S. [U.S.?] to Robert Buchanan, New York.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSwan, Jim/89
SenderSwan, Jim
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionFreemason
Originsomewhere in the New York area
DestinationNew York, USA
RecipientBuchanan, Robert
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD/1473: Presented by K. Baxter, Milford, Co. Donegal.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N.Ireland.
Doc. No.9705305
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 23:05:97.
Word Count418
TranscriptSunday Morning

Dear Robert
Last night when I came home, Maggie had got home
before me, fixed herself and went out again, she did
not come home until the gas was out and I had gone to
bed, about eleven oclock.
During the time Maggie was out, Joe called whilst I
was at Dinner, he told Miss Gilliland and I that Maggie
has not been at work a single day last week, that she
and another girl have been on the town all week, and
that if she brought home any money to pay her board, it
has been earned on the streets, and not at work. Joe
says whilst he was on his route yesterday serving his
customers with ice, he saw Maggie and the girl walking
the streets and two fellows with them, Joe got into a
row with the fellows and the other Iceman came to his
assistance when there was a regular fight on the street
a Policeman came and arrested one of the fellows that
were with the girls, the other got away. Joe said he
called last night to give Maggie a whipping, but I told
him there was no use in doing that, I have said nothing
to her yet, until I go over to New York and see whether
she has ever been to work.
When she came to me from Pecks after night and had no
where [nowhere?] to go, what could I do but take her in
and shelter her and put her on the way of helping to make
her living, but she is so head-strong that she will do
just as she pleases, last Sunday she was out with that
girl all the afternoon, then after night the girl called
for her again, I told her not to go out, but she went,
this morning I see she has her head all filled with
newspaper curls. I expect she is for the road again
today, I have paid her board now for two weeks, and have
given her a dollar and a half a week for car money to
New York. She leaves the house every morning at 7 and
gets back at night about the same hour, but if it is on
the streets, and not at work she is, her residence with
me will be very brief, Miss Gilliland told me she is very
anxious to go and see her Mother, I have had nothing but
trouble with the lot, and all for no good.