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Title: Will. & Ann Forrest, Philadelphia To David McClorg, Templemoyle
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileForrest, William & Ann/48
SenderForrest, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
DestinationTemplemoyle, Co. Derry, N.Ireland
RecipientMcClorg, David
Recipient Gendermale
RelationshipWilliam and Ann write to her family
SourceT.1227/29: Photocopied by Courtesy of Mr A Mac Lurg. #TYPE EMG William and Ann Forrest, Philadelphia, To David McClorg, Templemoyle, Co. Londonderry. 17th September 1835.
ArchivePublic Record Office Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8905204
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log28:06:1989 GC created 03:12:1990 CD input 05:12:19
Word Count462
Mr David McClorge
of Teample Moile [Templemoyle?]
County Dearry [Derry?]
Philadelphia september 17th 1835
Dear Father & Mother I am still yet alive
hoping this will find you all in the same
Enjoyin [enjoying?] good health I received no leatter [letter?]
from you this season I thought you would
not for got [forgot?] me so soon I wish you to rite [write?] as
soon as posable [possible?] and leat [let?] me know how you
get a long [along?] Brother William came here in the
month of March he was well at that time
he lives 80 miles up the river from New York
his Brother John and Famley [family?] was well at that
time he promised to rite [write?] to me in July I did
not hear from him since I can give you no
acount [account?] of him I do not know whether he is dead
Robert I doe [do?] not know anything about him
or alive I did get any acount [account?] of Brother Josep[h's?]
famley [family?] this long time Brother David I do not
incurage [encourage?] you to Come to this country it is a hard
Country for men to come here for hard work
as ever I did see and the heat is so great that you
never Could standed it
the people in ierland [Ireland?] thinks them self well
that in america and the people in america thinks
them Self well of that in ierland [Ireland?] in a healthy
country but I would not dis courage [discourage?] any person
my old man is not in good health at present
some times he talks of gan [going?] home in spring
I have nothing to write at present but perhaps
I might see you wance [once?] more I have no more
at present but remans [remains?] your afectionate [affectionate?]
son and daughter Wm [William?] & Aann [Ann?]
Forest till death
Miss Ross is well Mr Wm [William?] Ross and familey [family?]
is well Mr thomson and familey [family?] is well
Mr John Adams and famley [family?] is well
Miss Margaret Aann [Ann?] Care is well
Mr Anderson and famley [family?] is well Mathew
and james and famles [families?] is well George Forest is
is well remember to sister Mearg and Brother
and Muirs famlys [families?] famlys [families?]
dear Moather I send you A small present
of half a pound of tea it is what we call imperial
likes two dollars A half of money I would send
you more but I am A fraid [afraid?] of it being lost
and the are nobody gaon [going?] that is willing to take
any thing this leater [letter?] goes by the care of Robert
Smith I hope the [they?] will have A safe passage
home to ierland [Ireland?] when you write dereck [direct?]
to the care of William Forest walnut streat [street?]
s[cull?]kill Nov [November?] 8th