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Title: John James Murphy to Martin Murphy, 12 December 1865
CollectionArgentina - Murphy
SenderMurphy, John James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationcattle breeder
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBuenos Aires, Argentina
DestinationHaysland, Co. Wexford, Ireland
RecipientMurphy, Martin
Recipient Gendermale
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Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count316
Genrefamily, profits, money, request for labourers
TranscriptBuenos Aires

My Dear Friends,

I expect to start for the camp on tomorrow. Brothers William and Patt are in Buenos Aires also. They have came in with their wool. The prices are very low and ordinary conditioned wool’s difficult to sell. I have sold mine at 75 dollars per arroba of 25 lb., a price much less than it have been sold for this last eight years. I wrote you by the last packet, but fearing it did not reach you in time to find Frank Whitty’s sister and husband by the Zíngara. I write you these few lines with further instructions how to act in this case. If it should be happen that you could not or can not send them by the Zíngara, and have the cash that’s invested in the National Bank Liverpool still at your command, you can send them by the steamers from Liverpool and pay their passage fare. If not, you must only wait for the earliest opportunity that offers. From what Margaret Roche has told me of them, I think they will answer me and I am very much in need of a couple like them. All the people you know of out here are well and I hope this will find all friends in the old country enjoying the same blessing. I cannot dispose of my new place this year as the sales of these lands is not to take place till next July. Even if they do this I shall be able [to] make no changes till the following March. Do not wait for further instructions from me about sending out Kate Whitty and her husband, but manage to send them as soon and the best way you can. Excuse the short note. I shall write you soon again and I remain your Dear Brother, John Murphy