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Title: William Dray, New York to Robert Buchanan, Milford.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileDray, William/34
SenderDray, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew York, USA
DestinationMilford, Co.Donegal, Ireland
RecipientBuchanan, Robert
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD1473: Presented by K. Baxter, Milford, Co.Donegal.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N.Ireland.
Doc. No.9705006
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 01:05:97.
Word Count334
Transcript568 Eleventh Ave
New York

Friend Bob
You must excuse not answering your letter
before but I have been laid up since before
Christmas with Exyma [eczema?] all over my face
and hands my eyes were all swollen up but am
just getting a little better. We were sorry
to hear that you had been laid up too with your
neck boils are very painful I know but I hope by
this time you have just recovered. We have had a
very bad winter here, it was over three weeks of
intense cold colder than it has been in 22 years
so work as [has?] been pretty scarce. We missed
our big stove then. We had one card from the Lodge
a Dollar fine if you did not attend the Meeting
I have not been able to go out so was not
able to see any of your friends. Hope your
stair case was a success.
Jim Dobbs is partner with his father now so he
is amongst the archetie's [architect's?] and the
say the prospects are good for Spring I hope they
are. Willie and Edna have so far kept very well
this winter, Edna says Bob is coming back in summer,
I asked who told her so she said Bob did Willie say
Yes he come to see me in the ship boat he speaks so
plain and is as saucy as he can be poor Edna hair
[her?] suffer at times with him. We received your
paper safely with thanks I shall send you some with
this letter I guess they are catching fine fish at
the Banks now this cold weather. Don't you wish you
were there. We all send our best respect hoping this
will find all in good health. Hoping to hear from
you soon
Yours truly
William Dray
P.S. You must excuse all mistakes as I had to write
it as Will's [William's?] hand are bad. Don't forget
the Bloaters if possible but don't bother so much
looking for them.
Edith Dray