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Title: William J. Howard, Dublin to Joseph Anderson, Co. Tyrone.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHoward, William J/23
SenderHoward, William J
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDublin, Ireland
DestinationCo. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientAnderson, Joseph
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends? relatives? business
SourceT 1664/1/21: Copied by Permission of J. G. T. Anderson, Lurgan, County Armagh.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9006141
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by JM 25:02:1994.
Word Count349
Transcript45 Lr [Lower?] Mountpleasant Avenue
March 23rd 1869

Dear Mr. Anderson

I beg to acknowledge
receipt of Two Bags of Potatoes
which arrived here on Saturday for
which I return you my sincere
thanks - they are more prized as
having come from the North, than
even the value of them - I hope
you have not left yourselves
scarce by sending so many up
here. The Potatoes now sold in
Dublin are very bad, soft and
ill tasted, as well as very dear
in price. We always fancy
the potatoes in the north, are
of a different and agreeable
flavour, from any brought to
the Dublin Markets. I accept
your present as from one
friend or relative to another,
and not from any trouble I
have taken in making the necessary
enquiries concerning the "Mackay"
Estate, as I will always feel
proud and gratified to be able
to be of service to my Cousin
"Susanna" (Mrs. Anderson) or any
friend or relation without fee
or reward - and sincerely hope
you will be able to become the
purchaser of at least [stained]
farm, which I will be proud
to hear. I was sorry to hear
from your letter that Mr. Chamber's
daughter was at the point of death,
as he appeared to be very fond of
her, and talked greatly about her
when here - but I had a letter from
him yesterday stating that she
appeared to have taken a turn for
the better, I hope sincerely she
may get over her sickness, as it
would be great trouble and
grief to her parents if she dies.

- we thought a great deal of
Mr. Chambers when he was
up, he is such a decent respectable
[stained] man. When you
see him tell him I received
his letter - and will expect another
letter from him if his daughter
recovers to tell us - if it is willed
for her to be taken away just now
we will hear it soon enough.
Hoping this will find you
Mrs. Anderson & family in good health
as it leaves us at present. I
am Dr [Dear?] Sir
Yr [Yours?] very truly
Wm [William?] J Howard