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Title: John James Murphy to Martin Murphy, 16 March 1873
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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TranscriptFlor del Uncalito

Dear Brother and Friends,
I fear that my letters of late (being so frequent) have become to you more a nuisance than anything else. But same circumstance as another seems to turn up each month to induce me to drop you a line, though having nothing interesting to communicate to you, save the news of our good health. My principal object for writing to you now is that I want to send some cash home for others, and for different purposes. For this reason, I send you a bill for 30 £ to be disposed of in the following manner: 16 £ sixteen pounds for Mary Pender, Hill, James’s sister, to enable her to pay her way out to this country. He was to write to her more particulars about it. To Fr Murphy, P.P. (Tagmond), 12 £ 15 s, with the enclosed note with instructions how he has to dispose of it. In his note I tell him to write to you and let you know where in Wexford you may leave the cash for him to receive it or, if you have an opportunity to send it to him by some person going to Tagmond. If Anne Flood (as we hear is coming out), if she is not about to come out to us, speak to Pender’s sister to see if she comes. James is to mention it to her in his letter, but to leave her entirely to herself to choose coming out here or remaining in the City. The money to Fr Murphy is from Mary Evoy. Same for her father and the rest collected for the new Chapel of Tagmond. We are as I said before without receiving a letter from home any one from home by post this last six months. There must be the same screw loose either in Europe or in this country. As we don’t know Fr Murphy the parish priest’s name, I leave the enclosed for you to direct it, or if an opportunity offers you may be able to send, send by hand both the cash and itself together. The trifle that remain of 30 £ do what you like with it. I can’t go this time either to Buenos Aires as I expected, so I hope to trust the business to others. It is likely I shall be in the City in a week or two from now. The man is waiting to take this to post it. I must conclude by expressing once more my love to you all. I remain your dear brother,