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Title: John Anderson, Cincinnati to brother, William, Co. Tyrone.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileAnderson, John/19
SenderAnderson, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCincinnati, USA
DestinationCo. Tyrone, N. Ireland
RecipientAnderson, William
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 1664/1/5: Copied by Permission of J. G. T. Anderson, Lurgan, Co. Armagh.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8903123
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 21:10:1993.
Word Count1260
TranscriptCincinnati June 28 1847

Dear Brother Wm [William?]
A great many events & changes have
taken place since my last letter to you, I acknowledge
I have been indolent in not writing to you sooner As
I have received 3 letters from you, without Answering,
one gave an account of the settlement of Fathers affairs,
and another was carried by cousin John Wells, the last
was dated March 8th, all of them gave me a great deal of
satisfaction to know that you were all in the enjoyment
of good health, and that the failure of the crops does
not appear to affect you, their [there?] has been a great deal of
simpathy [sympathy?] in this country for to receive the sufferings
of the Irish, as their [there?] was a vast amount of money and
provisions, Contributed for their relief, this City gave between
8 & 10 thousand Dollars, and the farmers in the vicinity
have been very liberal and have contributed largely,
the accounts in the newspapers of the suffering is very
lamentable, the suffering appears to be worse in the
south than it is in the north, Their [there?] has been a great
Amount of money made in this Country by the advence [advance?]
in the price of Bread stuffs, And the demand for
Bread stuffs in Europe has been so great that the prices
are higher now than the [they?] have been at any previous
time since i came to this Country, times is very good hear [here?]
& their [there?] is employment for all persons wishing to work
and those not likeing [liking?] to work can become soldiers and
go to fight with Mexico, so their [there?] is an opportunity for
men to please themselves in their occupations, & the
prices does not affect the people as it would have
done if times had been dull and men out of employment
so that their [there?] is an opportuniy for people to be comfortable
in this country, which i am sorry is not the case with
multitudes in Ireland, who has neither food nor clothing,
I have not mutch [much?] news to communicate at
present Brother George and family is well, Mr Miller
& Mr McCullough & Mr Flack, is all well, as is all
my acquaintances, you wish to know if Bro [brother?] George has
cleared mutch [much?] of his farm, he has about 35 acres clear
and is farming the most of it, he raises a good deal of
corn and fats a good many hogs, which is generally very
profitable, and a good deal of hay which sells well in
this City as their [there?] is a great many horses employed in
the different occupations in which the [they?] are needed is
a great many, their [there?] is some thousands in livery stables where
persons wishing to ride out on horse back, or in carriages
goe [go?] and hire one for what ever length of time the [they?]
need, their [there?] is also thousands employed in Waggons [Wagons?] & Drays & a great many ways to [too?] tedious to mention all of them

requiring a great deal of feed, which causes hay & grain to
sell well in this City, & he raises Wheat & oats for his
own use also potatoes, which is the principal product
of his farm, he always gets a large quantity of Wood cut
in the Winter season to keep a stock on hand to allow
it time to get dry before he Bring it to market as it
is lighter hauling, he is getting along very well and property
Convenient to this City is increaseing [increasing?] in value very fast
so that his farm is worth double what he gave for it.
I should be glad if you was hear [here?] to purchase land where it
would be your own, and no person would be comeing [coming?] to your door
to tell you that your rent was due and you must pay or abide
the consequences, all that is to here is a tax part of which
goe [go?] to support schools & part to repair roads and other necessary
expenses, & all improvements that you make is for yourself
and not for a landlord who can turn you off at pleasure & not
allow you any recompence [recompense?] for all you have done, onely [only?]
charge you more rent for all your improements [improvements?] if he let you
remain on it

My dear Son My
As you have heard sister Ann Jane was down hear [here?]
last winter upon a visit, She looks well, & her children
is fine interresting [interesting?], children, they were sick at the time
she returned, & continued so untill [until?] her return home,
her last letter states that they are quite well again, & also
that all our Pitsburg [Pittsburg?] friends is well, that cousin John Kells
stops at uncle Holmes, the linen you sent by him i have
not received yet, i have sent to sister to have it sent down
As soon as possible, the reason of it not comeing [coming?] to hand
was sister thought i would go up and see them, but she was
disappointed As business was good and my employers could
not spare me the time required for makeing [making?] a visit so
i thought it more prudent to remain at home.
I suppose before this reaches you that you have heard
of my marriage, as Mr Flack told me he wrote to that
effect, the ceremony was performed upon the 18th March
by Rev James Presley in Presence of Bro [Brother?] George & Wife and
Messers [Messrs?] Miller Mccullough Flack & Johnston & several other
acquaintances, my partners name was Jane Scott, she came
from the vicinity of Belfast, her mother & two Brothers
live in this city & she has two Married sisters that live
in Ireland, I am very well pleased with the change it
has wrought for me, I have very littel [little?] more to say at
present, Bro [Brother?] George & family was in to see us one week
agoe [ago?] they are all well as is all my [acquaintances?],
the by I had almost forgot that, John costello or [Bard?]
that used to fiddle & tell pomes [poems?], is in this city & has
been quite sick so that he was not expected to live
he is recovering, As respects the letter you mention to

have sent by James Crawford, i have never received
Give my respects to all my Uncles & aunts & cousins & friends
Jane join me in sending our love to Mother & Brothers & sisters &
I remain your Affectionate Brother John Anderson

P.S. As respects the settle ment [settlement?] of Fathers affairs I
have little to say onely [only?] I am glad I left him as I
thought I was not treated as the rest of his children
& his last act strengthens that opinion as he repeatedly
sent word to George & Anne that the Property of [Annt?]
hall, would be theirs, but he had altered his
opinions as i find that a share of it is left to me upon
certain consideration, which i could not comply with,
so i may be satisfied with what i have received, I wonder
if he recollected the time when he could not provide
me with clothes like his other children, So that mother
told i was a church man, I must refrain and leave the event
to a higher Tower, I would have wrote sooner but for this, J.A.