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Title: Charly [?], Bronx, New York, To Charles Connor, Belfast
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbuilder or plumber
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNYC, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientConnor, Charles
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 2085: Copied By Permission Of Mrs P.McLaughlin, 18 Stockman's Crescent, Belfast 9. #TYPE EMG From Charly [?], 1925 Prospect Avenue, Bronx, New York, To Charles Connor, 6 Trinity Street, Belfast, Ireland. 18 March, 1907.
ArchivePublic Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9005223
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log22:05:1990 GMcE#CREATE created 03:09:1991 SQ input
Word Count530
TranscriptTo: Charles Connor
6 Trinity Street

1925 Prospect Ave [Avenue?]

March 18 - 07 [1907?]

Dear Charley
Received yours
Ok. was beginnning to think you
were married, as it seems to be
the fashion over there, I thought
something like that would happen
to Joe Leat. (As they [the?] fox runs far
but caught at last) & I think the
best thing for him to do is content
himself with Mrs in Belfast. As
regards maybe sending him his ticket
I dont think it very manly of him to
leave his wife for its not all sun shine over
here if he is working I would advice [advise?] him
to stop there. I will tell you the truth
about America. they [the?] people here has to
be very saving with their money to get
along for the people in all Foreign Countries
hear such reports that the [they?] get USA on
the Brain. & when ever the [they?] arrive here the [they?] cant
get the money to bring him home again
so the [they?] have to remain here. Any how if a
fellow went home again & told them that
this country was rotten they [the?] folks wouldnt
beleive [believe?] him they would say to themselves
that fellow was Lazy & didnt want to work.
I say Charley there are thousands of people
coming here every day the [they?] all make their
home either in New York. Phila [Philadelphia?] & Chicago
that the [they?] work for next to nothing and
of course the bosses take advantage
of these people. the building trade in this
City is worse than Belfast the last
night I was down at society. 1700
plumbers out of work so you can have
an Idea of the others, I struck it pretty
lucky. I was only out of work one week
sinse [since?] I came back. & my advice if a fellow [is?]
working to stay home but of Course Charley
dont say anything to Joe about this to discourage
him I feel sorry for him so I hope you will
keep. any [away?] from the girls as they are a nuisance
I had to laugh when you said you belong
to AOH [Ancient Order of Hibernians?] I seen a few members for Ireland
thought. the order would. see him alright.
when the [they?] arrived here, they [the?] division would
want 5$ [5 dollars?] for Initiation perhaps the
fellow wouldnt have 5 cents. They had
a great parade..on 16th March
saturday [Saturday?] on account of 17th being Sunday
they certainly were a credit..I was
surprised to hear of McCrudden being
on the R.I.C. [Royal Irish Constabulary?] of course that will suit
him he can carry on some of his mean
dirty tricks as usual. I am sending
you the paper to see the way the [they?]
decorate the front pages. I had a
letter from Jennie [O'Mylie ?] a week ago
saying she hasnt seen you in a long
time so dont be so long in writting [writing?]
If you dont prepare for a fight next
time so give my regards to all the boys

How is
that Exhibition
in Dublin getting along
so I draw to a Close give
my regards to all home.
I remain
Your old chum