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Title: James Buchanan, Milford to Robert Buchanan, New York.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBuchanan, James/68
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.9705020
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 01:05:97.
Word Count323
Transcript Milford
Co Donegal
24th August 1893.

Dear Robert
Although I sent you a letter not very
long ago, yet as we have had no word from
you now for a long time, I now write a few
lines to let you know we are all tolerably
well. Miss Gilliland bids me tell you to
write as soon as you receive this letter
and let us know how you are, and whether
you are still in work.
We are reading about the great panic in
the U. [United?] States and the number of
people who are thrown out of work.
I suppose it would not be pleasant for
you: if you are out of a job to return here
again so soon, but if you are likely to be
out of work for any length of time, I think
the best thing you could do would be just
to return here and stay until things get
settled. We will at any rate have plenty
to eat here, although we may not have much
Willie Waters and his wife have been over
here for a month, they go away again
Yesterday some one told me that Anthony
Buchanan came over for a visit, and is
likely to stay a few months, I expect there
will be a good many Americans coming over
here until things get better in the States.
I think in a former letter I mentioned
that Mary Ann and Margaret Buchanan and a
Nephew had been over here on a visit. They
staid [stayed?] here for a couple of weeks,
and then left to travel through Ireland,
England and Scotland. I had a few lines
last week from the boy saying he had gone
over to France, and I expect them all back
here this week, they will stay here until
they sail about the 7th September. My
father keeps as usual. Miss Gilliland
desires to be kindly remembered.
Your Affectionate Brother
James Buchanan write soon.