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Title: Letters to and from Robert Taylor, Pennsylvania.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileClandinen, Thomas/183
SenderClandinen, Thomas
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer?
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCo. Down, N.Ireland
DestinationPennsylvania, USA
RecipientTaylor, Robert and Jane
Recipient Gendermale-female
SourceT 1435: Copied by Permission of Mrs W.A.F. Martin, Tobermoney, Co Down. #TYPE EMG Extracts from Letters, Taylor Family, Ballygoskin & Rathcunningham, Co Down, to Robert Taylor, Buffalo Valley, Pennsylvania U.S.A. 1799 - 1827.
ArchivePublic Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.9001021
Date01/01/1799 (This par
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log16:01:1990 LT created 24:08:1990 CD input 29:08:19
Word Count311
TranscriptDr. [Dear?] Robert and Jane:
I take this oppertunity [opportunity?] of writing to you, to let you know
that me and my wife are Both in good health at present, thank God for it,
hope this will find you and your wife in the same. Your father-in-law is in
a very Poor State of Health this long time and apears [apperas?] not to get
aney [any?] better, my wife and me, we are both very much surprised that you
never send us a letter to let us Know how you and your family are we have
very hard times here at present, for all poor people, provession
[provision?] of every sort is very high and Cloth and yarn is remarkebly
[remarkably?] cheap as I ever saw it and no word of it getting aney [any?]
better, you could buy good ten hundred webs for 10 per yard, and every other
sort in the same Proportion, so that its very hard on some people at this
time to make aney [any?] sort of living here.
Old James Neighboney is dead three years ago and Andrew Cuffs Daughter, pegy
[Peggy?], is dead about one year ago, and old William McKellvy, 1 year ago.
Alexander McKellvey and John Gowrley. Both of them Rase [raise?] sory
[sorry?] families of them on Chiloes. Your father-in-law and mine (John
Gordon) have maid [made?] some great Bargains since you Left this country,
he haise [has?] built three great houses in Killileagh and [ra?]ise, the
white Gate field which you ust [used?] to have at 50 per acre for 31 years
and three lives and Peggy Cuffey was one of the three lives. When you
receive this, I will Expect an answer from you Immedatly [immediately?] and
its allowed to be a good Bargan [bargain?] and I am your ever well wishing
friend and your Humble servant.
Ballymacaroon, the 4 of May, 1817 Thomas Clandinen.