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Title: Joseph Mahon, Canada to D. Mahon, Co Tyrone
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Filemahon, joseph/36
SenderMahon, Joseph
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmanuall worker/day labourer?
Sender Religionunknown
OriginL'Épiphanie, Quebec, Canada
DestinationGortin, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientMahon, D
Recipient Gendermale-female
SourceCopyright Retained by Alice Mahon, 34 Glenside, Derry Road, Strabane BT82 8PU, Co Tyrone, NI
ArchiveAlice Mahon
Doc. No.303010
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 14:03:03.
Word Count396
TranscriptEnvelope Addressed to
Mr D Mahon
Co Tyrone


Dear Parents,
I received your letter on
Saturday I had been working about 10
miles from this place this last 3 weeks
& I don't know how long the
letter may have been here, there
will be work here till Xmas if the
weather don t be too cold I may
stop till then. I am going to save
up all I can I don't mean to work
always. I am sending you 10 Dollars
£2 & some odd money. I hope you will
receive it all right it is a Post
Office Order as I never sent money
before I will be anxious to hear from
you as soon as you get this letter
and let me know if you received
it all right. I am glad Andrew
is getting on well. But I am Sorry about
Johnny I have lost the Address of my
Aunt Mary you might send it again
I don't know where I will go after this
job is finished I am all right here
only for the cold I lost £2 out of my
pocket about a week ago whether it
was stolen or not I don't know
I drew 21 Dollars & 60 cents for two weeks
last pay that is over £4 and my
board paid as well. I don't like
to see you in want at home as long
as I have it I intend to save up all.
I can and perhaps start some
business if I had some one with
me I could trust but I have not
met them here yet. Perhaps I will
send you some again. You
might write & send me Andrews
address I mislaid it. You might
send me a paper if you can remember
I am getting along very well
and I hope you are all in
good health as this leaves me
at present perhaps I may not
[be?] here when your letter comes
but I think I will if I don't I
can get it sent on to me. I
suppouse [suppose?] you don't hear from
Uncle Patrick or Frank at all
if you do you can tell them I
am getting along well. I enclose
you the Money Order hoping you
will receive it all right & write
as soon as you get it hoping
you are all well.
I remain
Your affectionate son
Joseph Mahon

Transcribed by Jonathan Engstrand