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Title: Archibald Carson, Philadelphia, To His Mother.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCarson, Archibald/11
SenderCarson, Archibald
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationattendant at a hospital
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT.2077/5: Copied By Permission of William Carson Esq, Artiferal, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, Ireland. #TYPE EMG Mr Archibald Carson, c/o Dr Kirkbride, Insane Hospital, Philadelphia, To His Mother. 29th April 1856.
ArchivePublic Record Office Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8810042
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log06:10:1988 GC created 31:01:1989 ET input 01:02:19
Word Count460
TranscriptPhiladelphia 29th April 1836

Dear Mother,
I receive your kind letter long since and must apologise in not
writing you long since But having nothing important to say about it
all and indeed I have but little at present. But wishing
to let you know that all is well here and trusting to have a letter
from you soon stating the same I am always anxious to hear from home
and as you are the only person I am corresponding with I shall feel
happy to hear from you soon, and please give my best regards to all
your friends and my acquaintances. I need such particulars which
by now as you find them all- Nancy, Robert and family and Mrs Manns.
Andrew and James my two sons here is well and Danny well. They
send their Best love to you and all and their friends at home Andrew
got into a grocery store after he arrived and was very fortunate in
getting a respectable establishement the money is not much at present
he has a Nine Dollar per month [founds?] funds, James has finished
his apprenticeship and is engaged at ten dollars per week without
boards. With respect myself I purpose [propose?]staying here
until a better offer which may be some time the work is not hard but
close attention required you mentioned in your will about the fifty
pounds that I was to get at your death-
I certainly had to sign it over to M Crackon before I could get
away to satisfy him and then for the property of my poor wife, and
I believe they treated her most cruely [cruelly], in Ballymena locked up in
a cold garret and I may say at least I am doubtfull starved her
to death. But the almighty will avenge just judgement on the
world of [Eternity?]. But I trust she will get forgiveness on this
world for the many wrongs now to me and my poor wife after all the
[trouble] me of kept Andrew Biller these there years working hard enough
and his to them that I had brought him to come out along with me
and the ten pounds you paid him kept it and charged him for
repairs of shoes and clothes till it came to all But three pounds
some shillings barely what paid his passage to New York and when
he got here was without a penny he was obliged to stop there at
a friends house knowing my address wrote you and I had to send
money to bring him on that was the last of the treatments
and I hope will finish all future [ ? ]
Please write soon and give me there news and remember me to all
their old friends Your Son

Mr Archibald Carson
Care Doctor McBride
Insane Hospital