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Title: James Buchanan, Milford to Robert Buchanan, New York.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBuchanan, James/10
SenderBuchanan, James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginMilford, Co. Donegal, Ireland
DestinationNew York, USA
RecipientBuchanan, Robert
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD1473: Presented by K. Baxter, Milford, Co.Donegal.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N.Ireland.
Doc. No.9705026
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 01:05:97.
Word Count333
Co Donegal

13th April 1892.

My dear Robert
I received your two letters all right, one
came yesterday, to-day I have also received a
letter from Alice Simpson saying that you had
been on twice and that everything is all right
she has sold the house and got paid for it, she
sent me a hundred dollars and banked the balance
with Drexel the Bankers, until She or I put it out
at interest. She may be able to invest some of it
in ground rent and I may be able to lend some of it
safely here.
I will write and let you know how it will be
invested. But I will have to live very economically
now until I find a profitable use for the money, as
they gain little or no interest at the Bank.
I would have no trouble in finding lots of people
about Milford who would willingly take the loan of
money, but I will take good care that any one to
whom I lend I will have it so fixed that I can make
them pay me back.
You will have heard of the death of Lord Leitrim
It will be a great loss to Milford as he was going
to improve it greatly. I went down to the funeral
which was a very large one being attended by nearly
all the tenantry.
We had lovely weather here a few weeks ago and I
had nearly all my seeds sown in the garden but for
the past few days we have had frost and snow,
however the Sun is getting stronger and I hope we
will soon have pleasant weather.
I do not hear of any news in town, indeed I don't
gossip much as I spend most of my time in the field
or in the garden or about the yard, and I find
plenty to do. My father keeps very well, he and
Miss Gilliland desire to be remembered.
Your Affectionate Brother
James Buchanan
I will write again soon.