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Title: [C. Taylor?], Linsfort to Ellen [McIntyre, Co. Tyrone?].
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileTaylor, C/54
SenderTaylor, C.
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginLisnfort, Co. Donegal, N.Ireland
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT 2722/16: Copied by Permission of Miss E. Throne, Bready, Strabane, Co. Tyrone.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9007195
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 25:02:1994.
Word Count497
TranscriptLinsfort August 31

Dear Ellen you may think
it strange I did not write
sooner but I have put off
from week to week as I expected
to have more news of importance
as yet I dont know how it
will be setlled but Mr Miller
has been talking to John he
tells him it is best for him
to give up the [school?] and he
will see what Harvey will do
about giving a pension he used
to assist him with his Books
and now he is not [?]
[?] to have [?]
I regret very much coming
back, there is little change
for the better and to think of
going into a strange neighbourhood
is out of the question,
I did not wonder
you expected more news but
Lizzy seemd [seemed?] so unwilling to answer
my note it made me careless about
writing. I know they have friends Enough
without being bothered with me,
She merely told me her Ma was going
to Castlerock. I met Mr Sample, the [day?]
I come home but he seemd [seemed?] in a great
hurry and I did not like to keep him
standing on the street Mrs Rabe [Robb?]
was quite well she was both glad
and sorry to me she is [?]
as ever and disapointed [disappointed?] when
I left she has two nice little girls
and henry is quite a nice boy his
mother is a clean smart old woman
and cooks nicely but she cant speak
english which makes it unpleasant
for her Jonny [Johnny?] was returned from
a trip to Pheledelphia [Philadelphia?] he was in
the store at that time I spent two
days in Brooklin [Brooklyn?] with Mrs Brown
I always feel at home with her
I could not bigin [begin?] to write about the
house and fammily [family?] it would
take a large sheet. I did not see
your Brother Mrs Bond I went one

evening but it was meeting of Synod
and he was there she had a fine
boy six weeks old I spent a very
pleasant time people said times
were very bad for a great many
but I found my friends in a very
prosperious [prosperous?] way they have five
girls at home all schoolteachers
one has twelve hundred a year
another has 6..40, another &
the other have 4 hundred each
they own a very handsome house
which they bought since I was
there you see how they are
paid for teaching school
in Amerrica [America?], I promised to
write to Mrs Rabe [Robb?] if you have
her address please send it
as I paid no attention to the
number she talked much about
you and William she felt more
at home there than any [where?]
else I suppose you had the
pleasure of seeing Miss Thompson
at Castlerock I heard they were down
I need not think of going up
at present when I write again
I expect to have more news,
with kind regards yours truly C. Taylor