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Title: Andrew Greenlees, Beckmanton USA, to his Brother.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileGreenlees, Andrew/28(2)
SenderGreenlees, Andrew
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBeckmanton, Mohawk Valley, New York, USA
DestinationMagheramore, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
RecipientGreenlees, John
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 2046/6: Copied by Permission of Aiken McClelland Esq. 3 Beechill Pk Ave., Saintfield Rd. Belfast 8. #TYPE EMG Emigrant Letter from Andrew Greenlees, Beckmanton U.S.A. to his Brother, Giving a Brief Account of his Return to Good Health Since he Left Troy
ArchivePublic Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.8911023
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log13:11:1989 LT created 02:07:1990 JF input 31:07:19
Word Count488
TranscriptBeckmanton Sept [September?] 2d / 84

My dear Brother
you will observe by the date
of my letter that I have again changed my place of residence
I intimated in my last that I would leave Troy my health was gradually
declining and it was not deemed prudent that I should remain in the city any longer I then started for Aunt Reas or I might say home for indeed I had a welcome home and was kindly taken care of by them all, as also I was by my friends in Troy since I came here my health is greatly improven [improved?] and I expect to resume buisness [business?] in a week or so, I hope you will not be anything alarmed about me, when I wrote my last letter my health was indeed very feeble, but now it is pretty good and I think it wont be necessary for me to come home this time yet I feel very thankfull
[thankful?] to Father Mother and you all for your kind offer and welcome to
home but I think it prudent to stay a little longer and see what the winter
will do for me I have not made up my mind yet as to where I shall pitch my
my tent next it may probably be in the far west, but whether it be in the
west or in the east, sickness or health life or death, May God in his kind
Providence grant us a Holy resignation to his will whatever it may be that
with St Paul we may learn in whatsoever state we are in there with to be
content the Doctor says my complaint is nothing dangerous I am perfectely
[perfectly?] free from any signs of consumption as yet, my complaint was
nervousness my head being a little troubled and my mind inclining to
weakness, when I left Troy I could not settle my mind to write any or I
would have wrote to you sooner as I know you will be anxious to hear from
me Cousin A McDowall said he would write to Father as I was unable to do so
I then had some thoughts of going home in the fall but I feel so much better now that it wont be necessary Aunt Bea and Isabella and all the family joins in sending their respects to Father & Mother Aunt Brown and you all remember me affectionately to all my friends
your loving Brother
Andrew Greenlees

P.S. this is the first short letter
I have written but you must excuse
my briefness as the state of my mind
won't allow me to sit or think much at once
please write soon and direct to Plattsburgh
whether I be here or not my letter will be forwarded
Fathers letter was duly recieved [received?] I expect to
be able to write a longer letter the next time
Good-bye [goodbye?] for the present A G [Andrew Greenlees?]

From my brother Andrew
Sept [September?] 18th 1854