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Title: James & Mary Toal, New York to Edward Toal, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileToal, James/27
SenderToal, James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionProtestant? Catholic?
OriginNew York, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
Recipient Gendermale-female
Relationshipfather-daughter / uncle-nephew
SourceT 1543: Copied by Permission of J. McCauley Esq., 58 Rockmore Road, Belfast.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9006125
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 25:02:1994.
Word Count609
TranscriptBrothers and Sister Sends there [their?] love to you and hopes
to have the Happiness of Seeing you soon in the Spring
So May god and my Blessing be on you and Conduct
your Self [yourself?] as Becomes A young woman in your
Situation So no more at present but Remains
your loving father till [until?] Death
James Toal

Dear Nephew I am happy to have pleasure
Once more to write to you hoping
these few lines will find you and your family
in good health I am happy to have the pleasure
of letting you know that I Received your kind
Letters = you wish to be Informed in Regard to the
Baking Bisness [Business?] here it is in great Demand
here only it is like adale [a deal?] of other Bisness [Business?] there are
too Many at it = Master Bakers Can do Pretty
god [good?] Busness [Business?] But Jurney [Journey?] men has [not?] great
wages here young men has Sixteen Shillings British
a week and there [their?] Board there is Many
women in this Country that Bakes their own
Bread your Aunt Bakes her own and She gets
A twelve pound loaf Baked with the Baker
for one penny British Money. we buy our own
flower [flour?] by the Barrel we get 196 lb of flower [flour?]
for 21s British money. we wish you and all
our friends ware [were?] here as this Country Comes
To be quite famialiar [familiar?] to us Now we have
A geat [great?] Many Acquaintances Calls to See us
here. William Dorrian we See frequently and his
family and your Cousin James Stood Sponsor
for a Child of his About three week
Back and the Priest Christened it John
me and your Cousin [Catrine?] was at the Christening
likewise and the Coach Came to the house for us
and took William Dorrian and the gosips [gossips?] and me
to the Catholick [Catholic?] Church and Back to the house
Again Catholick [Catholic?] Chileren [Children?] has all to be taken to
the Catholick [Catholic?] Church to be Chrisned [Christened?] Barnard
Craford [Crawford?] and his Mrs we See frequently
and his Brother and Sister likewise Hugh Dorrian
and Charley Dorrian Came to See us Shortly after
They Came here but I did Not See mary Dorrian yet
but Cathrine got the little present that
her Cousin Calley Sent to her John Coan of
portaferry Coms [Comes?] to See us often and John [Girrin?]
Also and A greate [great?] Dale [Deal?] of other Acquaintances
too tedious to Mention Dear Nephew I wish
you and your family ware [were?] all here and all our friends

as I Prefer this Country for good Employment
and good living than there is in Ireland yet
I allways [always?] Respect the land of my berth [birth?] More
than I Do This Country you will give our love
to your Mrs and to Mr and Mrs Rice
and we wish to know how Mary An [Ann?] Murry is and
how She is Situated. William your Brother is here
with us and sends his love to you all Remember
our love to your Brother James and wishes he was
here with us - I wish you Could Send my love to my
Sister Nancy and to all the famely [family?] if that She
be [alive?] as I know that She was A loving Sister
So no More at present only Write Soon if you
Please as I am happy to here [hear?] from you So Remains
your loving Uncle and ant [Aunt?]
James and Mary Toal
Dear Nephew write Soon and Direct as
Usual Corner of 17 St [Street?] and 7th Avenue

To Edward Toal [stamped:] 13 1845
To the Care of LIVERPOOL
Bernard Hughes 71 S H I P
Donegal Street