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Title: J. Carlisle, Brooklyn to his sister, Forkhill, Co. Armagh.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCarlisle, J/11
SenderCarlisle, J.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBrooklyn, NYC, USA
DestinationCo. Armagh, N.Ireland
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT 1790/5/2: No Publication without Permission of Miss D. Quinn, Merriview, Quay Hill, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9403179
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 14:03:1994.
Word Count312
TranscriptBrooklyn March 3rd 1857

Dear Sister
I recd [received?] yours, of the 10, of July on
yesterday morning, & immediately do I drop
a few lines to you in acknowledgement of its
receipt, can not [cannot?] tell how I feel on the a/c [account?]
that I should cause you or any of you the
least unneasiness [uneasiness?], but I have written to you
and also to Wm [William?] Locke in the beginning of
January, but I think it had not time to reach
you ere [before?] you wrote yours, as the packet did not
arrive in Liverpool untill [until?] the 9th of July,
but I expect it could not be many days after your
writing this untill [until?] you recd [received?] it, I was
exceedingly rejoiced to hear that circumstances have turned
out so favourable, & if I have once grived [grieved?]
a Mother's heart in neglecting to write, it shall be
the last time, & indeed properly speaking
I cannot call it neglect, I know the inconvenience
that existed, I will call to see those men tomorrow
whom you mentined [mentioned?] & whether I suceed [succeed?] with them
or not I am [endeavouring?] to find something better
than that wherein I am at present engaged,
I will write in the course of a few weeks more
as I only send you these few lines hurridly [hurriedly?]
lest you did not rec [receive?] my other letters, remember
me to all, & with love to them & to you, I will [now?]
conclude, I recd [received?] none of the Newspapers
- Thos [Thomas?] McDonald and all are well, direct to
162 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y. [New York?] -
I am
Your affectionate Brother
J. Carlisle

I must certainly feel grateful to Mr. Hudson
for his kind interference in my behalf

When life's fleeting scenes are o'er
I'll meet you on that happier shore,
"may such be ours".