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Title: W. Thompson, Philadelphia, To Brother [Co Londonderry?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileThompson, William/21
SenderThompson, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationon unemployment benefits
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
DestinationCo. Derry? N.Ireland
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT.1866/4: Copied By Permission of Miss E M Thompson, Wayside, Articlave, Co. Londonderry, Ireland. #TYPE EMG Wm Thompson, Philadelphia, U.S.A., To His Brother, [Articlave, Co. Londonderry]. 18th September [18]78.
ArchivePublic Record Office Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8810065
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log10:10:1988 GC created 06:12:1988 ET input 11:01:19
Word Count360
TranscriptSept. 18th 1878

My Dear Brother,
I now take up my pen to write you a few line letting you
know of our good health and safe arrival of my folks. I should write to
you before this time but knowing that Robert had wrote to sister Ann I knew
you would here [hear?] that they had arrived all right though they had it
rather rough coming home. Robert [said?] it would look like flattery of me
if I was to try to return thanks to you all for the kindness they [had?] of
you one and all.
So I content myself that I shall ever be thankfull [thankful?] to you
and your wife and my other friends and I know that Catherine and Robert will
ever look on themselves as being under a great [comfort?] to you all.
I may say to you that while I write this in my upper room I can feel
the benefit you don [done?] me also when I picked up your telescope which
you made a present of where it lays at my side. I can view at least one
hundred vessels from where I sit with it, there are from the smallest
class of Boat to the largest sea going Steam Ship.
I was glad to here [hear?] that your son got a situation and I
earnestly hope he shall be of benefit to you and himself as it is a great
blessing to Parents to see their family doing well also feel proud see that
you are so fortunate at the Flower and Vegetable Store and that Ellen was
fortunate with her house also I think it is a great encouragement to the
poorer class to do well
I have not been doing anything since the first of August by am still
under pay. My sister Ann will think that I ought to have wrote to her
before this time. I will write to her soon and I know she will forgive me
though she is last she is not least thought of. You will remember Catherine
Robert and myself to you and your family and father and mother and all of my
Your Brother
William Thompson 210 Allin St.