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Title: O'Brien, Joseph Sinton to O'Brien, William, 1842
CollectionThe Transatlantic Letters of an Irish Quaker Family_1818-1877 [B. Jackson]
SenderO'Brien, Joseph Sinton
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationclerk
Sender ReligionQuaker
OriginNYC, USA
DestinationCollins, Lake Erie, NY, USA
RecipientO'Brien, William
Recipient Gendermale
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Word Count432
Genremoney, enquires about the farm
TranscriptNew York 29th 7 mo 1842

Dear Father
Mother's letter is received and it advises me to keep the money rill some of the merchants come to N.Y. and pay
it to them; but as I asked Abram for it to supply my place in haying time and he drew the check the day after
sending my letter, not knowing I had sent that letter, he thinks I have sent this. As it is payable to thy order, I could
not draw the money myself. I concluded to send it and thee could do as thee thinks best with it. Above, thee has
Abraham's check for twenty-five dollars ($25) on the City Bank certified by the Teller of the Bank, and as good
as twenty-five dollars in silver. I was in hopes that thee would hire some in haying with it, but will leave it with
thyself to do what thee likes with It, as I am sure thee will lay it out to the best advantage. I wish it was in my power
to send more.
I am glad to hear that thy meadows are pretty good and hope that you will have plenty of hay next winter. If you
are not likely to have hay enough, be sure to sell of some of the stock and not have to be buying hay in the spring.
I dont like to have Pompey sold, yet if it were necessary twould be better maybe to sell him than to sacrifice
anything to keep him. He would bring $130 here in a moment if he were in good condition. Would the steers do
all your work another spring? Could you sell the old mare if you would let the colt go with her? Offer her to
William Southwick: you can persuade him to take her if you try. I wish thee would tell me how much thee owes
in all, the next time thee writes, for I have had so much else to think of that I have forgotten all such like things.
A. has been very good to me and if anything better still since Rebecca came home. Does thee think that I get
enough for the first year and how much ought I to get for the next? I saw the letter thee wrote to Abram: I suppose
that he has not answered it you, or he would have told me of it.
Mother has written so long a letter that I must write in answer to it. Hoping that I have done right in sending this,
I remain

thy affectionate