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Title: Robert Givin, Alabama, to his Father John Givin.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileGivin, Robert/19
SenderGivin, Robert
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmanual labourer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginMobile, Alabama, USA
DestinationCo. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientGivin, John
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 1141/1/5: Presented by Greer, Hamilton and Gaily, Solicitors, High Street, Ballymoney, County Antrim.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9011018
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by C.R., 02:12:1993.
Word Count285
TranscriptFROM: Robert Givin, Saint Stephens, State of Alabama, U.S.A.

TO: His Father John, [Lisconnan, County Antrim, Ireland?]

Saint Stephens Sept 10th 1821

Dear Father I Received your letter a few days ago dated 15th
April & am glad to hear of all your good healths I have been
living With Mr [Sossaimand?] Since 8th March - I had a letter
from my Uncle James & they Are All in good Health he Says you
Intend Sending Some Money to me if you send it to him I Can
get it it would Enable me to try & do Something On My Way home
I Can make money Enough to keep me descent [decent?] here but
it is hard to Make a large fortune My Wages is little Only 50
Dol P [Dollars per?] Month but Expect to Rise [----?] soon I
pay from 12s [shillings?] to £1 for a pair of Shoes & then
[they?] Wont last 6 Weeks - the Sickly Moths [Months?] is
past Nearly & Things Will Start My Employer lost his only
Child & Sister in Law -
We have been Making two Coffins At one time they Cost from 20
to 100 Dols p- [Dollars a piece?] No news but a good Crop of
Cotton & Corn I am laying up all I Can to try & Come to
Something Independent this Country is [d---s?] in All the
States & let the people Stay at home I heard in Spring last
Henry Wynne Was Well in Orleans John Stuart is in good Health
So is Billy - there is a Man here has Made Money by Marrying
A Widdow [Widow?] of the Name of Deal from Novely - My best
Respects to All My Acquaintances & I Am your

Obedient Son Robert Givin

My Friendship to James Gilm--- [Gilmore?]