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Title: John James Murphy to Martin Murphy, 20 May 1870
CollectionArgentina - Murphy
SenderMurphy, John James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationcattle breeder
Sender Religionunknown
OriginUncalito, Argentina
DestinationHaysland, Co. Wexford, Ireland
RecipientMurphy, Martin
Recipient Gendermale
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Partial Date
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Word Count460
Genreutensils arrived safely, sending for people, political unrest
TranscriptFlor del Uncalito

Dear Brother Martin,
I wrote you [a] letter on May 16th enclosing one to Father Reville & one to brother James. I understand in your letter to send us out the woman Mrs. Evoy as quickly as possible, but to take no steps. Thought her nephew Roche coming as his brother & sister out here don't wish to encourage him in no way, neither do you encourage him. I have got the harness safe. I like them very well but there is a couple of parts short which Hore did not send. These two articles are the two straps that make fast the collar & harness to the end of the pole. Hore himself will likely remember of not having sent them. Tell him to get ready to send by the woman if there be no man coming at the same time or before. In Father Reville's letter I told him to adjust you getting out the woman. But it is not necessary for me to say any more on the mother as my last letter to you. If you get it you ____ all particulars. There has another revolution broke out in the upper provinces, chiefly confined to the province of Enteris [Entre Ríos]. The Governor, General Orquiso [Urquiza], & his two sons has been assassinated. It was he that upset old Rosas in Bs. As. His influence was very great & his power was very great through all the upper provinces & he is looked upon us a great loss to the National Government. He was assassinated by a party of cut- throats headed by his own son- in-law, who did so for the power which was held by his victim. But he will be severely chastised as the National Government has taken very action steps to chaist [chasten] his party, who has accused him in running this revolution. It is expected it will not extend outside the province of Entreris, which will be a blessing to all. Our love to all, your dear brother,
John J. Murphy

P.S. Tell the woman to see Kate Cormack immediately after arriving & she will send her out to us without any trouble to herself. Kate lives in Calle* Victoria N° 313. Mrs. Austin can also tell her the particulars. There has nine men commenced the job of fencing. They are now four days at work, & are going on well. You never told me what the harness cost. The same here that is if there be any like them would at least cost about £80 stg. We are all well & hope this to find you all the same & I remain your dear brother,
John J. Murphy