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Title: Andrew Greenlees, Glensharrold, Kansas to his brother.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileGreenlees, Andrew/22
SenderGreenlees, Andrew
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginGlensharrold, Kansas, USA
DestinationMagheramore, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
RecipientGreenlees, John
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 2046/24: Copied by Permission of Aiken McClelland Esq., 3 Beechhill Park Avenue, Belfast.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9006208
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 01:11:1993.
Word Count518

October 14th/7- [14th 1878?]

Dear Brother
This beautiful
October morning finds me alone
for a few hours. I will improve
the spare time by writing to you
I find your last bears date of May 22d
it is something unusual for me to
neglect answering so long; but we
have been very busy since then
harvest commenced about the 12 of
June, and lasted a month.
then threshing hauling of wheat
paying of liabilities incurred through
harvest and before it. Preparing the
ground and sowing wheat for another
crop all this has kept us very busy
besides putting up hay for our
stock, having accomplished all this
we will not be drove so hard from this
forward markets are very low
but our harvest was a good one
the best we ever raised
we had upwards of two thousand
bushel of wheat for market
this puts us in a position to discharge
a liability of 600 dollars which we were
obliged to have in order to get started here
besides what we got from you
grasshopper season it takes a great
deal to open up a row farm and get
it in paying condition we have got
ours now that it seems like living
again I think I have never told you
how we thresh here I had a ste---- [steamer?]
thresh for me we were about three
[?] days threshing 2900 two thousand
nine hundred bushels wheat & oats
I required 16 or 17 hands to pitch
the unthrashed grain to the thrasher [thresher?]
to take care of it after it was seperat [separated?]
and cleaned for market and [stack?] the
straw that is a little quicker than
the flail. I think I
told you of our planting hedge
all round the farm and also of
of cross hedges. I would here say

that they are a complete
success another years growth
and the [they?] will turn stock
and we are glad of it for we are
hemmed in on evey [every?] side there is
a colony of Irish Cathilocs [Catholics?] from
New York has bought up all
the unoccupied land in this neighbourhood
150 families all together
the first squad are already here
and plenty more coming this is about
the first of that element in this
County, we hope it will be [?] [?]
for the best.
I had almost forgot to tell you
I am Grandpa, a veritable
Grand Father. still I dont feel any older
than usual
May has a fine boy about three
weeks old, Charles William

Mother and babe are both
well. Charles A. has been going
to school for some time his health
is not good he is troubled with
heart disease we hope he will
out grow it. Lucy also goes with
him the rest of us are well
you enquire of Aunt Moore she is
dead nearly a year John wrote
to his cousin in belfast sometime
ago no answer as yet. kindest
love to Ellen Lucy Hugh &
family we are glad that Ellen
pulls so comfortably in her new
we all join in best regards
for you & wife