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Title: James Buchanan, Milford to Robert Buchanan, New York.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBuchanan, James/83
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.9705035
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 01:05:97.
Word Count320
Co Donegal
10th December 1893.

Dear Robert
I received your letter and am glad to
know you are well. I regret that your job
at Maguire's has not been permanent, but
I suppose employment is slack in New York
this Winter. You were fortunate to strike
a job so soon I hope it may continue. We
are all pretty much as usual here. My
father is still able to move about, but he
keeps his bed rather more this cold Winter.
My Aunt continues about as usual, but she
don't go out much. The times are not very
good either in England, Scotland, or Ireland.
The Coal Strikes have hurt business of every
kind. It is dull enough about Milford just
now, I see Robert Hazlett and his father
repairing the old Mill-Wheel down at
[Bu--ly---?]. Miss Gilliland bids me tell
you to come home if you get out of a job as
you have made the house warmer and more
comfortable than it was last Winter.
I have read the letters Maggie sent you,
of course you could not support her, poor
unfortunate girl she has got into bad ways
and I suppose she could spend more money
than you earn. I seldom go to bed at nights
without thinking of her and Joe, I could
have shared my last crust with them, but
they would have their own way, and now that
they have it, they are the sufferers. I do
not suppose you know anything of their
Mother, but if you could put Maggie on the
way of finding her, it might do them good.
Have you heard anything of Joe since you
went back, Maggie said she was going to see
him, poor boy! I suppose he is going about
in hunger and rags, without a home or a
shelter, when he might have been comfortable.
Miss Gilliland sends her best regards.
Write soon
Your Affectionate Brother
James Buchanan