Main content

Title: John James Murphy to Martin Murphy, Undated [June 1865]
CollectionArgentina - Murphy
SenderMurphy, John James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationcattle breeder
Sender Religionunknown
OriginUncalito, Argentina
DestinationHaysland, Co. Wexford, Ireland
RecipientMurphy, Martin
Recipient Gendermale
Doc. No.
Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count348
Genrerequest for labourers, decease, bills
TranscriptDear Brother, I will let you by next packet have many men I shall send for. I believe Katy Cormack is about to send for one of her sisters. She can come with the boys that I send for. All the people out here is well. James Pender was buried on last week. He died of a broken down constitution caused by drink, as is supposed. He leaves a family: a wife and five children, and badly provided for. Another Irishman from Westmeath threw himself into a well, and was drowned on the same day, all from grog. I can get now of the papers [that] you send me, they are generally mislaid or taken by others. I have no particular news to send you, hoping this will find you all in the enjoyment of good health, a blessing which is the constant wish [of] your dear affectionate brother,
John Murphy

Dear brother, I made a serious mistake in getting out the enclosed bill. In place of being for William Furlong it should be for Moses Brown, Kishah. Mick Brown’s father sent to him by daughter Bridget. What caused this mistake was that Mary Furlong was to get me to get out the bill for her, that she sent home two or three months ago, but I could not come to town to do so. I would get out a new bill but knowing that there will be no trouble about it, as William Furlong will know by his daughter Mary’s letter that this bill cannot be for him. I will tell Mary Furlong to write to her father about the matter. You will see by Bridget Brown’s letter to her father that the six pounds were for her father, and not for William Furlong. You will be obliged to take William Furlong with you to see the bill cashed. But I am sure he will agreeably give over to Moses Browne the six pounds and the other two pounds to you for Doyle. Your dear brother, J. M.