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Title: Incomplete letter from NY, to "My Dear Uncle."
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Sender Genderunknown
Sender Occupationjust arrived in America
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNYC, USA
Recipient Gendermale
SourceDonated by Mrs. I.J. Beattie, 120 Carsonstown Rd., Lisowen, Saintfield, Ballynahinch, Co. Down, BT24 7JN
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9903184
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 19:03:99.
Word Count214
TranscriptSt James Hotel
Broadway N.Y. [New York?]

5th April 78.

My dear Uncle
I am sure you
will be anxiously
expecting the news
of our safe arrival
so I have determined
to write you by
the first mail, which
leaves tomorrow. We had
a good passage over
excepting the Sunday
following our departure
from Ireland when
we experienced very
rough weather indeed
& were very sick, but
after that I was at
most well (sic) throughout
the passage
poor Miss Fullerton
was more or less sick
all the way as for
Papa nothing affects
him in the way
of heavy seas. I hope
dear Auntie is quite
well, Tell her I shall
soon have an opportunity
of giving Uncle
John her kind present
& delivering her
good wishes along
with it, for Papa
telegraphed to Uncle
yesterday & had a
reply shortly after
in which Uncle
John asked Papa
to meet him in
Buffalo on Saturday
as he was leaving
Erie for that place
Tonight, So here we
are all alone in
the great city of New
York, Papa started
a few minutes ago
for Buffalo. We
expect Papa & Uncle
John here on
Sunday morning
You can scarcely form
any idea of this last
place unless you
saw it & even then
it baffles description
There is a great
variety of Magnif
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