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Title: John Hanlon, [New York?] to Bernard Hanlon, [Downpatrick?].
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHanlon, John/23
SenderHanlon, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunemployed
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew York, USA
DestinationDownpatrick, Co.Down, N.Ireland
RecipientHanlon, Bernard
Recipient Gendermale
SourcePresented by Mrs M. Leathem, Ballymote, Downpatrick, County Down.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office Nothern Ireland.
Doc. No.201120
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, Td by Peter Best, 07:01:02.
Word Count252
Transcript415 9th Ave [Avenue?]
July 6th 1876

Dear Father & Mother
I arrived
here yesterday a long journey
I am greatly fatigued
after the long ride I think
I will not commence the
baking as I would not be
able to stand it at all
& have not good health
in this country since
I came I like the country
very well but it does not
like me. I am about twenty
pound failed since I have
come here the times is very
bad at present now
Dan says he would not
advise me to stay here
Dan is very kindly
he says that if I would
commence to work and
not to be stand it & loose [lose?]
my health for by so I think
I will not say very much
about what time I will go
but I will write after I got a letter
from Mary she told me
that if I would go Dan would
lend me the money and you
could send it, it is
very hard to ask it from you
Eddie has his wages pulled
down from 12$ to 9$ it takes
6 of that to board & washing
Mary & Kate lifted 40$ out
of the bank after there could
be nothing to do
So if nothing comes up
between this & Saturday week
I think I'll have to
start as I will have to
for while & stop here I
I will not say
much more at this time,
some future day.
I remain your
affectionate son
John Hanlon.

(Transcribed by Peter Best.)