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Title: George Graham, Ohio to his parents, Co. Londonderry.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileGraham, George/48
SenderGraham, George
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer?
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDungannon, Ohio, USA
DestinationCo. Derry, N.Ireland
Recipient Gendermale-female
Relationshipson to his parents
SourceD 3666/D/6: Deposited by Mr G. Mawhinney.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9102094
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 25:02:1994.
Word Count594
TranscriptDungannon December 3rd 1847

Dear Father and Mother
I lift up my pen to inform
you that I am well at present thank God for it
hoping that these few lines will find you all
in the same state of health as health together
with contentment is the greatest blessing
that we can enjoy in this the land of our
pilgrimages & I received your kind and
affectionate letter which was more welcome to
me than an inn to a bewildered Traveller.
Dear Father and Mother You stated to me in
your letter that I was got so negligent
that I had forsaked you alltogether [altogether?] But
let you's not imagine it Because that
home is ten times more dearer to me than
ever and you may depend upon my word
that I shall not forget writing to you
occasionally. I have nothing to say
about Cousin George for I have not
heard from him this two months &,,
Flour here is five Dollars per Barrell [Barrel?]
potatoes is worth only twenty cents per Bushel
I was glad to here [hear?] that John Hamilton
Stoped [Stopped?] at home this year on account of
so much disorders as what was in the
vessels this Summer, I have nothing particular
to inform you about and I conclude
in Sending my best respects to Father
Mother Sisters & Brothers also to To John Graham
and family not forgetting Uncle John
to James Graham and family to Robert
Orr and family Misses McCullaugh
and family not forgetting the old woman
to Uncle Robert and family also to
Big Robert and family as we always
called him, to Mr and Misses McGowan
and family To Thomas Totten
and all his Students to Michael
[Connory?] and family To Uncl [Uncle?] Samuel
and family, please give my best respects
to Cousin Thomas Graham also To Thomas
Bell and Misses and to all over the
mountain friends as the [they?] are to [too?] numerous
to mention No more at present but
remains your affectionate son to death
George Graham

James Hagan and family is well

he sends his Best respects to His Father
and he said for him to be on his look
out in the coure [course?] of two or three weeks that
he will send a present of a one pound note
to his father and one to his sister and one
aunt Susy and one to uncle Bryan,
on a draft payable to John Stevenson Esq.
Henry McCullaugh and family is well
Michael McCullaugh and family is well
I would be Glad if Brother Thomas would
ask Patrick Kielt of Glenvigen [Glenviggan?] if his Brother
in Law Patrick Grimes has died last summer.
His Brother Thomas Grimes is uneasy to here [hear?]
whether it is the case or not & you may
let Widow Walls know that I gave the letter
to her son James and he told me that he
would write in a few days after to her &
all the letters that was sent with
me I delivered them safe Yours with
respect George Graham

You may let cousin John Graham know that I
do not expect to Be Hunting after Wild Ducks
this Christmas day along Mayola River G. Graham

Dear Thomas I may let you know
that I have only heard the fiddl [fiddle?] aplaying
a few times, this state of Ohio is that new
that there is scarcely a musician in it - remember
me to Thomas Philips and I hope that I will
have days to here [hear?] you and him playing together (home sweet home)

[addressed to:]
Pd [Paid?] 10
Mr George Graham
Draperstown post
office County Derry

Dec 3rd