|James Buchanan, Milford to Robert Buchanan, New York.
|Irish Emigration Database
|Milford, Co. Donegal, Ireland
|New York, USA
|D1473: Presented by K. Baxter, Milford, Co.Donegal.
|The Public Record Office, N.Ireland.
|Document added by LT, 01:05:97.
8th February 1894.
In your last letter you stated that you
intended next day seeing Mr McGuire about a
job, I hope before this that you have got to
work again. But lest you should not I now
send you two pounds and Miss Gilliland had a
Sovereign of a Keepsake which she makes me
send you, in the hope that it may be useful
It is all the money we can muster at
present, and I don't expect to have any more
before the middle of next month.
If there is no sign of a job very soon,
although you may not like it, I think the
best thing you can do is to come home again
until there are better times in America.
If you don't have much money here, you at
least need not go hungry.
The times are not good here but Indian Meal
and potatoes are plentiful. At the Post
Office you will likely be questioned where
the Order is from, I got it in Ramelton as I
did not wish to let them know here, that I
was sending you money. If you have no money
to pay your passage home you might write to
Mrs Simpson, and she will be likely to send
it to you if she has it. You went out in the
Cabin- you may have to return in the
Write as soon as you get this and let me
know how you are, and what the prospects are.
There is no news here, we are pretty much
as you left us, living very quietly but
having enought to eat and drink. Miss
Gilliland desires to be remembered, and bids
me to tell you to come home.
Your Affectionate Brother