|Title:||Edward J. Hanlon to Michael Hanlon|
|Collection||Ulster Migration to America. Letters from three Irish Families [R.A. Wells]|
|Sender||Hanlon, Edward J|
|Sender Occupation||store keeper|
|Origin||Pittsburgh, Penn., USA|
|Destination||Ballymote, Co. Down, Northern Ireland|
|Genre||work, family, friends|
Date: 20 July 1873
Dear Brother Michael,
I received your kind and welcome letter and was glad to hear you are all being
in good health as this leaves us all enjoying the same at present, thank God.
I am getting along very well and like this country. I got a rise of wages on last
Saturday night. I don't know what has come on father, why he never writes to me.
I haven't had anything but the one letter from him since I came here. Mother and
Rose might write also. You can tell Mrs. Parkinson that Mary and I will send her
James McKee doesn't like this country at all, but at any rate he has very hard to
work. From = past 5 o'clock in the morning to = past 9 o'c[lock] at night is no easy
job, and it is not the way he was in Bains. Henry Bradley is doing very well. I haven't seen him this last three or four weeks. We are going to have a great pic-nic in our
church on 30th July. Mary Kate, Bill Connolly and I are all for it. Give my love to
Mrs. Stewart and tell her I sent the letter to P. I. Watterson as I did not see him in
Write soon and let father do it also. Let mother not be uneasy about me as I expect
I will get along very well.
Your affectionate brother