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Title: William Dray, New York to Robert Buchanan, Milford.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileDray, William/101
SenderDray, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationcarpenter? Construction worker?
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.9705034
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 01:05:97.
Word Count484
TranscriptNew York
Dec 5th 1892.

Friend Bob
I received your letter and was much pleased to
hear from you. I am sorry to hear that you have had
such bad weather over there we have had very fine
weather all the full fishing they say has been very
good for Striped Bass and Tommies up the Hudson I have
not been fishing I did not care for going alone if you
decide to come back and if I can keep in Work we will
try and Hook some of them. I met terry a short time
ago he is still working for McGuire & Slone [Sloane?]
he says they have been taking on men I can't tell how
business will be in the Spring as I have not been around
lately but I think it be good them that I know are Working
and there is some looking for work that is always so
at this time of the Year. Johnny Curran came after me
twice but I was working down in Ile in a Jobing [jobbing?]
Shop but got slack and could make no steady time so I left
it and am working for the young Boss de Camp in the
Block here in 43rd St. i have no doubt but you will
get work when you get back your old Bed is all right
and we will try and make you as comfortable as we can.
I would like to see you back again I think you can do
better here than there anyway we received the papers
all right the Mrs says she likes the last one very much
we are much obliged for the papers. Willie has got
all right again and full of mischief Edna is getting
better she has been under the weather we are all in
fair health and Hope this finds you and yours in the
of the same Blessing. Clark is in the Hospital with
Consumption they say he will not live long. I must
come to a close as it is getting late I hope to hear
from you soon with kind regards from all. Hoping you
will spend a pleasant Christmas we are just going to
have a pint wouldn't you like to have one with us
good night
Yours Truly
William Dray
P.S. Bob I has asked Will to ask you if you should
come back to please bring me some smoked bloaters
they are about 4 cents apiece they are packed in small
wooden boxes but I do not know if they would charge
duty on them but anyhow please try and but me a few
anyhow, and a small amount of mixed tea, Will says I
want to gather them in again, an old expression of you
is you remember. The newspaper woman was asking for
you to send respects to you for her, I must close now
With best regards
Yours respectfully
Edith Dray