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Title: Robert Brown, Troy, to "Dear Brother".
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBrown, Robert/15
SenderBrown, Robert
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmanual labourer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginTroy, Michigan, USA
Recipient Gendermale
SourceCopyright Retained by Margaret Graham Browne, Rathneeny*, Laghy, County Donegal, 073-21816. mgtgraham@tinet.ie
ArchiveMargaret Graham Browne
Doc. No.4000189
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 05:05:00.
Word Count362
Transcript$$H6 Part of the Margaret Graham Browne Catalogue$$H

Troy (Michigan)
August 10th 1877

Dear Brother
I suppose that You think an [I am?] [dead?]
on som thing [something?] grate [great?] has
hapned [happened?] me when i never answered
your last letter but i had amind [a mind?] to
leave Canada at the time. I scent [sent?] the
last letter to you so in the spring i went to
Saginaw, State of Michigan, so i did not like
to wright [write?] till i would see how
i liked the place then i must say that this
is as fine a country as ever i have been in but
however i [think?] a grate deal of [long?] loss
for twelve months i have not see [seen?] a man
i new [knew?] yet i work one month in a saw
mill at [$8?] so i thought that to [too?] small
so i left there So then i went about one hundred
miles in to the Country i got work on the Detroit
and Milwaukee railroad. I worked about four weeks
there in a place called Pontiac with in twenty
miles of detroit. I lived out with a farmer for
four months at $50 dollars so i have that time
up now but am going to work another month for him
and then i am going to the [lomby?] woods for the
winter. I can get there $26 dollars [thats?] the
going pay as from $20 to $26 dollars p.m [per month?]
So i want you to wright [write] as soon as you get
this letter for i will be going a way [away?] and let
me now [know] if you ar [are] going home this fall
if you would stop to next fall i would be going home
so i can get you a job here if you would like it but
when you wright [write?] let me know if all the fellows
are in [Saugey?] yet on what pay you get
there how you will excuse this wrighting [writing].
Wright [write] soon and tell me all the news you can.

Good by.

Robert Brown

Robt J Brown.

Pontiac, Michigan.

I [put?] a letter [to?] [me?] [came?]
[in?] [answer?] there are so manny [many]
Robt. [Robert?] Browns here that i might not get
your letter.

(* The owner of these documents has informed us that this
townland is spelt "Rathneeny" and that the older spellings of it
are "Roniney" or "Raneny". In the "Index To The Townlands and
Towns, Parishes and Baronies of Ireland" the spelling is