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Title: John James Murphy to Martin Murphy, 12 March 1876
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 Count355
Genreleasing Uncalito, employees, cattle business
TranscriptPass the 12 £ to William Roche and the enclosed note from his son James.

Flor del Uncalito

My Dear Brother Martin,
I have been putting off writing to you from time to time expecting I would be able [to] inform you of having disposed of Uncalito on lease for a term of five years. But the business is hanging on so long that I shall not wait longer, and as James Roche requests me to send a trifle of money to his father William of Kilrane, that I shall this time drop you a line or two only to say that I will write at a greater length very soon. I trust the money I sent last December reached you safe. I thought from the fact of John Connor living so long with you that I had got a treasure in his coming to me. I find him a very different to what I expected, and [one] of the fondest men of grog I know. And when he get the chance will drink till he is much the worse of it. Since he came here I have shown him great indulgence on account of his many years in the family, and his age to boot. There was one passage in the letter you sent by him that drew my attention. J. C. I think he will answer you, if he stops with you he may improve. All this month past has been very busy with arranging flocks for the year, and dipping for the scab. I have three flocks outside the wire on the new purchase. All the rest is rented. I will rent it all so soon as matters suit. I have four puestos or stations rented at 12,000 $ dollars each per year, and four more at 10,000 $ each. This rent will frighten Nick and James. All Friends are well. I shall write soon again. I cannot send more in this. Ellen joins [me] in sending love to Margaret, James and all the chicks. Accept yourself the same, your dear brother,