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Title: James Buchanan, Milford to Robert Buchanan, New York.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBuchanan, James/46
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.9705009
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 01:05:97.
Word Count276
Co Donegal
1st June 1893.

Dear Robert
I received your letter yesterday, and I now
hasten to write you in reply. I am sorry to
hear that you have been sick again with them
biles, and that you have again been thrown
out of work.
It is too bad, but you are not worse than
thousands of others in America at the present
In your letter you stated that you intended
to see Mr Maguire next day. I hope you have
been successful in getting a job. I know what
an unpleasant thing it is going about New York
on a Winter day looking for work, but I hope
you have got something to do before this. I
will have two or three pounds next week, and
just as soon as I get it I will send it to
you, as if you are still out of work I am sure
you will need it. So perhaps, in less than a
week you may look out for a letter from me.
If there is no good prospect of work the best
thing you can do is just to come home again and
live quietly here until better times.
You may not like to do this but after all it
might be the best thing you could do. Miss
Gilliland bids me tell you to be sure and come,
food is cheap and plenty here, but money is
scarce here too.
My father still keeps as usual. Miss
Gilliland desires to be remembered, and bids me
tell you just to come and stay until better
times. Write soon and let me know how you are
Your Affectionate Brother
James Buchanan