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Title: Letter from William Beatty , America to his Brother .
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBeatty, William/15
SenderBeatty, William R.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNYC, USA
RecipientBeatty, Thomas
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 3561/A/18 Papers of Prof. E.R.R. Green. Presented by Miss I Embleton, Ulster-Scot Historical Society.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9311527
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by C. McK,. 19:11:19
Word Count451
TranscriptPapers of Prof. E.R.R. Green.
(Copies of emigrant letters collected by and sent to
E.R.R. Green as part of his research project on emigration.)
Deposited by Dr. P. R. Green. [The following letters were sent to Dr. Green by Miss I
Embleton, secretary to the Ulster-Scot Historical Society,
Chichester Street, Belfast. She received them in connection
with a request for family research from Mr. E. G. Burnside
of Toronto, Canada. The Beatty family concerned were settled
in Corlough, Aghalurcher Parish, County Fermanagh, in the
early 18th century.]

August 13th, 1874

Dear brother I once more take this opportunity of writing
yous (sic) a few lines to let you know that I am well at
present thank God for all His kind mercies to me + hoping
that these few lines find you in the same Dear Thomas I
was glad to hear that you were well you did not mention
James in your letter I think you should have told me how
he was getting along or what he was working at or whether
he was thinking of going home yet or going to Canada let
me know if you are coming here and what time I would like
to see you now I suppose I would not know you now you say
you would not know me. I am not a [as ?] big as I look
to be in the picture I am only about five foot 8 or 9
inches I suppose you are far more yourself I suppose you
have not wrote [written ?] home yet My Mother told me to
send your letter home when I would get it so I sent your
last home the [they ?] sent me my papper [paper ?] from
home after the twelfth the orangemen had a great time
there was no day in the year I cared so much about as the
12th of July the [they ?] say Canada is a great place for
them too the [they ?] are very weag [weak ?] here the
[they ?] dare not walk here except the [they ?] were
protected by the policeman I suppose there are more of
them there or all I hear or all I hear (sic) from cousin
Hugh Reid has got married in Pittsburgh he is on the Police
the last letter I got from home they were all well they
said that the crops were good this year I suppose you
remember the Kidneys of the Row that kept the shop they
are all here I go to see them very often they are very
nice folks the [they ?] are all well there is one of them
a painter + he can make from 25 to 30 dollars a week if
he works well times is very bad here this summer every
kind of trade is dull I have not much more to say at
present when you be coming here the best way to come is
to take the 10th Avenue street cars + the [they ?] will

bring you within one street of me I suppose you know my
address is No. 370 Ninth Avenue corner of 31st New York
no more at present but remains your brother truly unto
William R Beatty