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Title: John McClorg, New York, To David McClorg, Templemoyle.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Filemcclorg, john/100
SenderMcClorg, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationruns errands for his employer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew York, USA
DestinationTemplemoyle, Co. Derry, N.Ireland
RecipientDavid McClorg and Mrs McClorg
Recipient Gendermale-female
SourceT.1227/19: Photocopied by Courtesy of Mr A MacLurg. #TYPE EMG John McClorg, New York, To David McClorg, Temple Moyle, Newtownlimavady Co. Londonderry. 28th December 1829.
ArchivePublic Record Office Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8905197
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log28:06:1989 GC created 05:11:1990 CD input 05:11:19
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Mr David McClorg
Temple Moyle
County Derry
Care Ann Wilson
Newtown Limavady
New York December 28th 1829
Dear Father & Mother
I Take this opportunity
to inform you that I have shipped to you
one hogshead of the first quality, Long
Island flax-seed all expence [expense?] is paid on it
except the port Charges at Londonderry
enclosed is a bill of Lading which you
will please to present to Captain
Britton (on board the ship Robert
Fulton at Londonderry) on receipt of this
letter and the seed will be delivered to you
the cask is markd [marked?] David McClorg Temple Moyle
County Derry.
Dear Father & Mother Brothers & sisters I take
this oppertunity [opportunity?] of Letting you know i [I?] am in Good
health at present Thanks be to God for all
his Mercies to Me hopeing [hoping?] these few lines will
find you all enjoying the same blessing i [I?] received your
letter & present from the Captain of the Fame i [I?] still
remain with Mr Dunshee he allways [always?] acts More like a father
to me than a stranger i [I?] took the stage Last summer and
went one hundred Miles into a wild rocky Country
i [I?] returned on friday & on thursday took the stage again
and went forty Miles where i [I?] was Met by Mr Tomkins two
sons & waggon [wagon?] according to appointment & took me home
to their fathers he is brother to the late Governer [Governor?] of this
state i [I?] stayed two Days and never seen more friendship
in any place some Days i [I?] pay Money and others i [I?] Collect
there is scarce a Day that i [I?] am not on board of some
ship some Days five times Mr Dunshee Carries on
Great [?]trade & knows how Dear Father & Mother i [I?] had
My passage taken Last fall a year ago but being told by
a freind [friend?] in new york that it would not be agreeable to
some of the family i [I?] turned right round & told Mr
Dunshee i [I?] would not go he said he was Glad and we
immadetly [immediately?] agreed for a year he then took out his Drawer
and Give me a present of twenty five Dollars the Clerk
Go to bed at nine every night & we shut about eleven the [they?]
open in the Morning & we rise about seven Mr Hunter
Mr Goys son & Mr Mcnallys two sons & i [I?] spent a pleasent [pleasant?]
Day together Last summer the [they?] were on their jowrney [journey?]
to pitsburg [Pittsburg?] the [they?] Give me More information than any
i [I?] have seen since i [I?] Left there hugh Devlin is well i [I?] seen
him about two weeks ago our freinds [friends?] is all well i [I?] went
on board twice to see Mr Devine but Did not see him
i [I?] had some things to send home if i [I?] had seen him
Mr Hunter went to see robert Last summer & he
scarce asked for any off [of?] the family times is Dull no
Money nor no work & numbers of robberys [robberies?] Commited [committed?]
if you Could send me four shirt cloths not made i [I?] will send
you the full value about sixteen hundred fine i [I?] allow
brother william My watch write as soon as possible
remember Me to uncles & Aunts Cousins John & robert
Cousins [o?]liver & John no More but remains your
Loving son John McClorg