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Title: J Carlisle, Brooklyn USA, To His Mother, [Co. Armagh?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCarlisle, J/21
SenderCarlisle, J.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationjust left his job at a dry goods store
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBrooklyn, NYC, USA
DestinationCo. Armagh, N.Ireland
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT.1790/5/3: No Publication Without Permission of Miss D Quinn, Merriview, Quay Hill, Ballycastle, Co Antrim #TYPE EMG J Carlisle, Brooklyn, America, To His Mother, [Forkhill, Co. Armagh, Ireland]. 27th June 1857.
ArchivePublic Record Office Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8810023
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log04:10:1988 GC created 16:08:1989 ET input 23:08:19
Word Count1050
Transcript142 [Myrtle?] Avenue Brooklyn
June 27th 1851
Dear Mother
I again take the opportunity of addressing
a fue [few?] lines to you hoping they may find you in good health
all as they thus leave me at present, I could have
written to you on this but expecting to have recd. [received?] an answer
to my last letter, I do not know whether you recd. [received?] it or
not, I wrote it some time before I recd. [received?] your Newspaper
so I thought I would again write to you and tell you
how I am getting on and also to know how you are
all at home. Joseph Murdock did not call with
me if he came out as you told me he was to have done
I am not now in the same place for the last month in
which I was, I was asked by an English man to
go and attend in a dry goods store, and I went but
found him so harsh that I could not remain only
one week, so I am not at present in any situation
but I do not stay idle, I strive always to turn my
hand to some means to pay my board when I am not
in a situation, There is many a changing scene
here before a person can get permenantly [permanently?] and satisfactorily
settled, there is many a harsh word and many a dark
frown to be born with to get through life here, but
still [Dear?] Mother I have one [inestimable?] satisfaction
that the Lord is with me in all places, I have his kind
providential hand with me [since?] even I left you
I meet with kind and feeling friends where ever I go
though I very often meet many to the Contrary
hower [however?] I pay no attention to things of that kind
There are two things which cheer me greatly in this strange
land they are the hope of being [put?] of use to some of
those I have left behind me, and the hope of a rest
from toil and Sorrow in my Fathers House above.
If Joseph has still a [wish?] for drawing tell
him to continue at it and endeavour to improve
it all he can, and if I and he are spared I expect
to be able to get him a very nice business here,
it is light and easy and one at which there is much
to be made let him be a good boy and when he
is old enough I will try to take him out.
I have never herd [heard?] from Eliza Cany yet I would
like very much to hear from her, If I do not rec. [receive?] a
letter from her soon, I will write to her again,
The warm weather is just coming in now I do
not feel its effects as much as I thought, I hope you
have a prospect of a good harvest, the crops of
every kind look exceedingly well here, Dear Mother
I do not know of any thing more I can say of
worldly matters which will be of much interest
to you. My Health up to the present has never been
the least impaired, the Lord has been exceedingly
Kind to me, and I have a right never to forget him
and Dear Mother I am determined by his grace
I never shall, I am not (as I have often said
to you in my letters before) afraid of ever wanting
I believe a Kind providence will never forsake
me which I strive to live to his glory, I have
just two desires, first to Serve God and get to
Heaven, & second, to be of use and comfort to those
whom I love. I sometimes feel pressed down
with the [cares?] and [anxieties?] of live [life?], but I just then
remember that our mourning days will soon be oer
some of the [Host?] have crossed the flood and some
are crossing now, & we too soon shall bid adieu
to Earth and all its [cares?] and disappointments.
I would not live always
I ask not to stay
Where storm after storm
Rise's dark o'er our day
I would not live always
Away from My God
Away from Non Heaven
That blissful abode
[Dear?] Mother my heart is full of joy while
I write, My Father has said he will take
care of me and All is well. I will expect to
have a long letter from you soon and one from
Wm [William?] Locke and when I write to you I think it
the same as writing to them, I hope all is
going on well with them I would like to hear
that they are comfortably settled, and though I
am thousands of miles from you, while I write
I feel as though I was amongst you, and if I can
do no more I will call for Gods blessing upon you
I feel determined to worke [work?] and pray, and perhaps I
may yet see you all fact to face in the body, but
if not I expect there is a happier meeting in wait
for us, and if you pass before, stand and hail me
on your brightest shore, [Dear?] Mother I must now conclude
write to me Soon and tell me all the News you Can I enclose a Small
[note to?] brother Wm [William?] I did not know his address or I would
have also sent him a Newspaper [you?] can however send him this
accompanying one when you have done with it it would have been a religious
one only I had not an opportunity at present of getting one, [yet?]
there is much interesting and useful News in it the small note
which I enclosed in my last letter to Jno [John?] [Bourke?] I forgot
to put his address on the back but I suppose you knew it was for him,
give my love to Jno [John?] Joseph Wm [William?] Locke and Eliza
and all my old friends - direct to the care of Mr [Gill?] 142 [Myrtle?]
Avenue Brooklyn N York I kindly bid you all adieu for the present
and in [love?] remember your affectionate Son
James Carlisle
N.B. tell me in your next what [preachers?] you have now, J C.