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Title: J. Gamble, San Francisco to "Dear Mother", Co. Down.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileGamble, James/4
SenderGamble, James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginSan Francisco, California, USA
DestinationCo. Down, N.Ireland
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD/3305/1/18: Deposited by Dr. K.A. Miller
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9806316
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 15:06:98.
Word Count271
TranscriptMontgomery's Hotel,
227 & 229 SECOND STREET,
Chas. [Charles ?] Montgomery, Proprietor.
Febuary [February?] the 5th San Francisco, Cal.
[California ?], 1873

Dear mother I recieved [received?] your letter
yesterday I am Glad to hear that you are well and I am
also glad to hear that sarah and patrick abel and
thomas is well I got no word from William or malcom
[malcolm ?] lately the Last letter I got from malcom
[malcolm ?] it was about eighteen months Ago I wrote
him a letter at that time but I got no Answer from it
I thought the [they?] might be removed but I will write
him another letter soon I may let you know that I have
sent for my son to come out and his Wife I sent him
twenty pounds to pay his way to new york and I bought
them tickets to fetch them fom [from?] new york here
the tickets cost a hundred and nine dollars in coin
on the 2nd class train the passage is a little higher
than it was he has got three children the [they?] go
free on the train as the [they?] are under five years
of age all under five goes free on the train
dear mother I will send you ten pounds as I am here
this time I may be here to my son comes I am not sure
what time he will come he was always wanting if I did
not go home to come to me I will write sarah a letter
in a few days write as soon as you get this write to
this hotel I send my respects to you all and all my
acquaintance about magherascouse I remain your loving
and affectionate son
James Gamble