|Title:||Thomas Brown, Philadelphia, USA to James Brown, Belfast, NI|
|Collection||Irish Emigration Database|
|Sender Occupation||linen trader|
|Origin||Philadelphia, Penn., USA|
|Source||D 3688: Deposited by C. MacLaughlin Esq.|
|Archive||The Public Record Office, Northern Ireland|
|Log||Document added by LT, 20:10:1994.|
|Transcript||Philadelphia March 30th 1834|
Years have roll'd by since I
heard from you - while your correspondent, William, lived
I heard of you occasionally, but now alas, marriages &
Death take place & I hear of either by mere chance.
My Mother, Sam & family are well; Jane is at present
at New Orleans - I have enjoyed an uncommon share
of good health, as likewise Mrs Brown & my children.
How are my sisters, remember me affectionately to them
& to those who yet recollect me -
I have been induced to write from being
informed, [Woodburn?] Potter, intends visiting your town
& may impose himself on you as a relation of mine -
do not receive him as such, he is unworthy [sic] your
notice - I am sorry I have to be so plain, but his
actions towards his Father, (who is now Dead) & myself
warrant my so doing. His Father disowned him sometime
previous to his death (which was hastened by his unpardonable
conduct) - Have you heard from Ballymena lately -
does Mr Aickin [?] still reside there? I have not heard
from him a long time - I wrote to him on the same
unpleasant subject, warning not to be deceived as I
have been - Business is dull - The past has been
one of the mildest winters ever experienced here.
I should like to hear from you soon & to know if
W. P. has made himself known to you or any of my
family - he has been vending a medical syrup in this
City & likely will elsewhere.
No. 238 Market St. [.......?]
I must not close without asking about your Brothers
& Sisters, tell them I think of them much oftener than they
do of me - Mrs. Brown & family joins in Best Wishes to
you & them.