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Title: Thomas Gallagher, Sheskinmore, to Catherine Hunt, Indiana.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileGallagher, Thomas/43
SenderGallagher, Thomas
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginSheskinmore, Co. Donegal, Ireland
DestinationIndiana, USA
RecipientHunt (n. Gallagher), Catherine
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceDonated by J. Patrick Gallagher, 6248 31st Ave S.E., Salem,Oregon, 97301, U.S.A.
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9802812
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 17:02:98.
Word Count317
TranscriptJune 6th 1873

Dear sister I write these few lines to let you know
we are all well. You want to know if your people
suffered anything from the bad crop, but they did not.
All they suffered was a great bit of marrying they took
before Lent. Catherine got married to Thomas Doherty, a
son to Bessy Kerrigan. Thye live at Mournweather. He
is much like herself I suppose. They think that the like
of themselves does not go into Ballybofey. His father and
mother live with them. I went with Catherine, left her at
home. It is a good place. Also Thomas Garey is got married
to Bridget Huston [Houston?], a daughter of Mary Holmes of
Meenbane. They want for nothing yet. I send my love to Ann
and Hannah and to Joseph, and I would be glad to hear of yous
doing well. Maggy and family is well. Ellen, husband, and
family is well. Brother Patrick, wife and family is well and
is getting rich. He received your letter this day week and
were glad to hear of yous been well. Hugh and family is well.
Markets is not too dear in this country. Indian meal is
from 8 shilling and six pense [pence?] up a hundred. Oat
[meal?] six pence a hundred, flour 20 shillings, potatoes
from 5 to six shillings per hundred, butter one shilling
a pound, bacon from 6 pence to 8 pence a pound, beef
9 pence a pound, eggs 7« to 9 pence a dozen.

I send my love to brother Manis, wife and family, to John
Jones, wife and family, to sister Hannah and I feel she
will do something for your girls for she [torn] I send my
love to Mrs Downing. I would like to hear from yous often.
If you would write [torn] your nieces to send me.

So I remain your affectionate brother to death, Thomas

Notes: This letter is in a much deteriorated condition.
A summary of the letter made by Mary Gallagher in 1979
and was used to decipher parts of the letter.
This copy made by: J. Patrick Gallagher
6248 31st Ave SE Salem Oregon USA
Telephone (503) 3628679
Internet E-Mail: galacres@teleport.com