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Title: C. Hogg, Randalstown to George Kirkpatrick, Ballymena
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHogg, C/37
SenderHogg, C.
Sender Genderunknown
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginRandalstown, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
DestinationBallymena, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientRev. George Kirkpatrick
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 1604/114: Presented by Rev. Robert Kirkpatrick, Breezemount, The Roddens, Larne, County Antrim.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9012028
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogAction By Date Document added by B.W. 06:12:1993
Word Count493
TranscriptTo: Reverend George?] Kirkpatrick
[Ballymena, Ireland?]

From: Randalstown
31st Jany [January?] - 1853

My dear Mr. Kirkpatrick
I trust you
will pardon me, in
taking up yr [your?] precious
time, for a few
moments - I am aware
you were greatly
interested & did a great
deal for a Man of the name of James
Beatty, who was Deaf & Dumb
I know not if you are
aware that more than
two years since, he
went to America leaving
a Wife & four helpless
Children in this
village - a short time
after he went to America,
he sent them some
little relief, but for
the last year & half
he seems totally to have
forgotten them; as he
has not [?] Written
his Wife's name was
Whelan, she is gone with
her Children back to
live with her Mother,
who really has not the
means of supporting
them. They requested
that I would write you
this statement - I am
doing so, with great
reluctance, but I knew
not how to refuse them
as far as is in
our power we are
assisting them; but
the poor GrandMother

thought that it you
knew how badly off the
poor children were - You
w----d [would?] assist them also
a little - Should you
my dear Mr Kirkpatrick
think of doing so - I will
lay it out in Clothing
& make them myself,
for the poor children
I did make some for
them, but we have so
many to do for I could
not give them what
I wished - I w----d [would? consider
it a pity to send them
into the poor House
as we have them at
our Sabbath; & our daily
Schools & They really are
nice Children. The
poor Grandmother was
with me this morning
in the deepest distress
of mind, about them -
I know you will forgive
the liberty an old
friends takes in this
[?]ing you, but the
cause is my only apology
We expect to
move into our new
House on the 1st May
I trust we shall often
have the pleasure
of seeing you in it -
I have Sincerely neglected
not having it yet
in my power to
visit Mrs Kirkpatrick
we have not got a
Horse, & Dr Hogg's
time is so engrossed
that I never can get
him to give me a
day - but if we live
till Summer such

must not be the case
I often hear from Eliza
P[?], she is not yet
married. What can
excellent Clergyman
Francis Fleming is
My Brother & his Wife
were here in October
he preached a Sermon
for the Jews here - He likes
Cool [mine?] very much
he says the people
are very friendly &
he has very pleasant
neighbours - Will
you kindly present
our united regards
to Mrs Kirkpatrick & y--r [your?]
Sons - & believe me
with sincere regard
Y--r [your?] affectionate friend
C Hogg

I do not know the
name of y--r [your?] place