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Title: Edward J. Hanlon to Michael Hanlon
CollectionUlster Migration to America. Letters from three Irish Families [R.A. Wells]
SenderHanlon, Edward J
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationstore keeper
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPittsburgh, Penn., USA
DestinationBallymote, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
RecipientHanlon, Mick
Recipient Gendermale
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Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count255
Genrework, family, friends
TranscriptFrom: Pittsburgh
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
our pictures.
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
New York.
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