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Title: William Gass, Marshall, Ca., to his Brother Sam, Co Armagh
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileGass, William/73
SenderGass, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmilks cows on a farm
Sender Religionunknown
OriginMarshall, Marin Co., California
DestinationCo. Armagh, N.Ireland
RecipientGass, Samuel
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 1396/20: Copied by Permission of S. Gass Esq., 26 Howard Street, Belfast #TYPE EMG William [Gass, Marshall, Marin County, California], U.S.A. to his Brother Sam [Markethill, Co Armagh, Ireland], 15 November 1899.
ArchivePublic Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.8905234
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log28:06:1989 LT created 05:12:1990 GC input 06:12:19
Word Count403
Marin Co
Nov 15th 1899

Dear brother Sam
I am sure you will be
surprised At getting a letter
from me. I received a letter
a short time ago and the [they?]
told me you had been
in Markethill factory
but that you did not
stay a very long time. So
I thought I would write
to you and see if you
would not like to come
out here. I think it would
be the best thing you
could do I would like
you would start in January
if you think of coming I
would get you a job of
milking here I like this
place to work. I always liked
milking and I like the
country well And I have
not regretted coming out
here I have often heard
of people being home sick
but I have not got
the disease yet, if you
come there is no need for
you bringing a whole lot
of shirts and stuff for
you can buy them as
cheap here as you can
at home. If you come you
ask Uncle Hugh for the loan
of twenty pounds or,
whatever it takes to pay your
passage and make you ready
And if you come and get
the loan of the money
write and tell me the amount
you get and I will send
it to him. I could send
the money to bring you
out myself but you would
not have time to get
a letter and the money;
for I would like you to
start not latter [later?] than the
fifteenth or the twentyth [twentieth?]
of January so you would
get learned to milk before
we would go out of the
barn when we go outside
every one has his own string
of cows to milk, their [there?] is no
use for you to bring a tea pot
or tea, or coffee, along with you
you can bring some cheese,
and canned beef and a few
little things to eat on the
train you can get a meal
some times when the train
stops & you can buy bread
and things along the way.
Now you make up your
mind and let me know
if you will come and I
will get William Mitchell
to keep you a job, then
you and I would be hear [here?]
together, and you would
have a chance to make some
money for yourself and
you can send some home as
I did