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Title: Archbishop John Hughes, New York to Vere Foster.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHughes, Archbishop John/20
SenderArchbishop John Hughes
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationclergyman
Sender ReligionCatholic
OriginNew York, USA
DestinationNorth America? Ireland?
RecipientFoster, Vere
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipnot acquainted
SourceD.3618/D/3/2: Deposited by the late A.C. May.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9310201
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Dcoument added by C.R., 08:10:1993.
Word Count93
TranscriptLetter from John Hughes, Archbishop of New York son of an
emigrant family from Co. Tyrone, to Foster,
supporting his philanthropic work and recommending him to
all catholic clergymen and other individuals in America
and Canada for assistance in his work.

New York - August 27.
Archbishop Hughes
introduction of V.F. [Vere Foster ?]

New York Aug. 27th 1856.

Mr Vere Foster, the bearer of this
has been introduced to me under auspices highly honourable
to himself and to the cause to which he is engaged. That
cause is philanthropic and has a reference to the emigration
of poor persons from Europe, or, I might better say, from
Ireland to this country.
As he desires to consult Catholic clergymen and others
in the United States & Canada on this subject, I beg leave to
recommend him to the kind attention of such Catholic
clergymen as he may have occasion to call on.
+ John Hughes Abp [Archbishop ?] of N. York