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Title: John Gallier, New York to [Elizabeth Carlisle, Co. Armagh?].
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileGallier, John/3
SenderGallier, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmentions something about a political party, politician?
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew York, USA
RecipientCarlisle, Elizabeth
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT 1790/4/9: No publication without the Permission of Miss D. Quinn, Merriview, Quayhill, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8903133
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 21:10:1993.
Word Count527
Transcript16 East 25th Street

New York Feby [February?] 28th 1868
My Dear Cousin
I received your very kind
letter of Nov 20th in due time, for which
'although at this late date' I beg you to accept
my thanks - I took a cold, with severe cough
& fevers - in November and altho' [although?] a good deal
better than I have been, I find the cough very
troublesome yet - this is my excuse for not sooner writing.
I hope Mr. Locke and yourself
and all your children continue to enjoy good
health, It would afford me great pleasure
to hear of you all more frequently - although
a very irregular correspondent myself -
I hope this will not prevent you writing as
often as you can make it convenient -
I have been expecting a letter from my sister
Mrs. McDonald for a very long time - her last was
written in August last, which I answered
soon after its receipt - I hope she and her son Wm [William?]
are well - I would be pleased to hear from them
- Do you hear from your brother James
who resides at Washington?
Our party politicians are at present very active
in creating excitement throughout this country
both parties "Republicans & Democrats" are working
hard, with a view of gaining strength for
the Presidential election, that takes place next
November, there will be continued excitement
until that is over - at present it is thought
Gen [General?] Grant will be elected to that high office,
though I see some of our news papers [newspapers?], speak of
Mr. Adams 'our minister at St. James' as likely
to be nominated - on his return home; should
this be so, he would stand a good chance of being
our next President - he is very popular, and
I believe a very good man.
In the daily accounts of the silly and
wicked doings of the Fenians in Ireland, and
that it is thought, their plans are concocted
& formed in this Country - this may possibly be
the case, altho [although?] we see or hear very little of it
in this place. - do you think that country
will ever be free from those kind of agitations and
troubles - I doubt that it ever will be.
Margaret & her family are all
very well - Mary whose health has been
very poor for a long time, has been with us

here since Decr [December?] last - her Physician in Cincinnatti [Cincinnati?]
advised a change of air - which has turned out to be most
beneficial, as she is now much stronger and
better than for at least two years; We are
in hopes that she will continue to improve
until her health is fully established. They
both desire their Love to you and to Mr. Locke
and the children.
I sometimes think I will take a trip
across the Atlantic this coming summer
- this as yet is merely an idea, and may not
get further than that - I have such a
nervous dread of a sea voyage.
Please present my kindest regard
and love to Mr. Locke & the children
and accept the same yourself
from - your Affectionate cousin
John Gallier