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Title: John Hall, Pennsylvania, to Lytle Black, Chicago.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHall, John L/60
SenderHall, John L.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationnight school teacher
Sender Religionunknown
OriginMcDonald, Pennsylvania, USA
DestinationChicago, Illinois, USA
RecipientBlack, Lytle
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 2041/13: Purchased From J.A. Gamble Esq., 44 Taunton Avenue, Belfast 15
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9310521
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by C.R., 15:10:1993.
Word Count313
TranscriptTo: Lytle Black,
342 Winchester Avenue,

Mc Donald
Washington Co [County?]
Pa [Pennsylvania?]
9th Decr [December?] 1889

Dear Lytle
I am sure you will indeed think me very
ungrateful for not writing you before now; but to tell you
the truth I have been knocked around so much this last month
going out to the country to night school & not
getting home till about 11 OC [o'clock?] at night so you
have no idea what it is tramping muddy roads up to one's
knees weather like this, and add to the trouble we lost our
School Room out there so I have been running back &
forth trying to get another fitted up so expect to have
things in going order this coming week__ of course I am
not making a fortune out of it; but will be satisfied if I
can make ends meet. I save a little to bring me out of this
in a month or two so I don't think you need expect me
before early Spring; but if I could make a raise before that
I would not stay here an hour longer that I could avoid. You
need not be afraid of me spending any money foolishly for my
sole aim is to save up all I can and get out of here as soon
as possible, for there is no infatuation for me here.
I hope you are doing well & if you are doing
half as well as I would wish you to do you would have no
cause to complain.
I hope to be able to reach your City very soon &
may say there is nothing would give me more pleasure
than meeting you, Maggie & the children once more
Thanking you for your past kindness & good wishes.
I remain
Yours Sincerely

John L Hall
P.S. Drop me another line or two and give little
particulars about how you are doing & like the town you are