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Title: James Buchanan, Augusta to Robert Buchanan, New York
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBuchanan, James/33
SenderBuchanan, James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmentions giving up business
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAugusta, Georgia, USA
DestinationNew York, USA
RecipientBuchanan, Robert
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD1473: Presented by K. Baxter, Milford, Co.Donegal
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N.Ireland
Doc. No.9705033
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 01:05:97
Word Count356
Transcript228 Broad Street
Augusta 18th December 1876.

Dear Bob
I was very glad to receive two or three letters
letters from you, as I began to be uneasy about you,
there must be mismanagement about the Mails here as
your letters only came last week, however I am glad
you are well and still at work. I also got the
registered letter, with the enclosure from my
Father. With regards to Uncle Wm's [William's?]
proposal I hardly know what to think of it at
present as I have not given the subject much
I don't know that his tenant-right interest in
Moyagh is really worth much, as there is only a year
of his lease to expire and I rather think at the end
of that time the Landlord if he pleases can take
possession, however when I have more time I will
think the matter over, - one thing is certain I will
soon be compelled to give up business, my feet are
much worse since I came down here, and the Doctor
tells me they will never get better so long as I
continue to stand on them so much so maybe necessity
will compel me to retire to Moyagh, or somewhere
else, I have not had an hour since I came here, but
am at work from « past six in the morning until ten
and eleven at night. I would have given up before
this but have been holding on until Christmas, as I
expect after that it will not be so hard, but unless
I get some rest I can not stand it much longer.
I wrote to Alex Scott and had a few lines from him
but he had no news to give me. I told him to tell
his Father that I would rather employ a good Lawyer
to look after the matter, as I would be very glad to
have it satisfactorily settled.
I have not written home since I came here indeed I
had no leisure to do anything but I must write the
first chance.
Wishing you a happier Christmas than I am likely
to enjoy. I am
Your Affectionate Brother