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Title: James Gamble, Oregon, U. S. A, to Abel Gamble, County Down.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileGamble, James/41
SenderGamble, James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationcurrently unemployed
Sender Religionunknown
OriginOregon, USA
DestinationCo. Down, N.Ireland
RecipientGamble, Abel
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD/3305/1/8 : Deposited by Dr. K. A. Miller.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9805350
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 14:05:98.
Word Count476
TranscriptCanion [Canyon ?] city December 22nd 1864

Dear Brother i recieved [received?] your letter on the
first of this mouth [month?] and i am very glad to
hear that you are all well as i am at present and as
for andrew he is dead six years ago past last summer
stone cutting was very dull in new Jersey at the time
and he went to panama a very sickly place and he got
the panama fever and he came home to newark new Jersey
and died i am informed that he died very easey [easy?]
he was buried in bloomfield in his Wifes fathers
burying ground in the state of new Jersey its not a
great ways from new york City to it there is a train
runs out to it how i found that out his wifes brother
is here in this place and he told me all about it his
wifes name is nancy closh and she has two children to
andrew both girls the oldest is about eleven years and
the other nine the oldests name is rose ann and the
others name is elisa jane what money he had was about
six hundred dollars and that was left to his children
when the [they?] would become of age in care of her
father but since that time her father is dead her
brother here thinks that his sister is with her
brother the name of her brother is David closh he has
considerable of property and his wife is dead and he
lives in a town the name of orange near bloomfield the
father came from near ballamena [ballymena?] in the co
Antrim her brother says that he wrote to you and me
about andrews death but i think not or you would have
heard something about it i think it very strange that
he is so long dead and we heard no account of it. dear
abel times is very dull here at the present time its
very cold here and a hard frost and some snow on the
ground there is very little doing here only those that
are working in tunnels as for my part i have done nothing
this month you spek [speak?] about me coming
home i would if i had the means to come and live there
without working. there is a draft in this letter to my
mother for the sum of ten pounds on the royal bank of
ireland write as soon as you get this canion [Canyon ?] city
Grant county state of oregon you might send john and
malcoms [malcolms?] directions and as for thomas he is not
mentioned in any of the letters lately i thought that
he was dead by the remark that my mother made in a
letter i send my love to you all and ever remember me
as your affectionate brother James Gamble