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Title: J. E. Hunter, Solicitor, U.S.A. to Postmaster, Armagh.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHunter, Jay E/38
SenderHunter, Jay E.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationsolicitor
Sender Religionunknown
OriginL.A., California, USA
DestinationArmagh, Co. Armagh, N.Ireland
Recipientthe Postmaster in Armagh
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD/889/7/1: Deposited by Messrs. Joshua Peel & Son, Solicitors, Armagh.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9810035
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 27:10:98.
Word Count320
TranscriptStimson Block
Jay E. Hunter
Attorney at Law TELEPHONE MAIN 528
Los Angeles, Cal [California?]

July 13, 1898.

Town of Armagh,
Couny Armagh, Ireland.

Dear Sir : -
A Mr. Wm. [William?] Beck, a saloon keeper at
Randsburg, Kern County, California, died at the town of Santa
Monica, in Los Angeles County, on July 2nd 1898. I enclose
clipping from the Randsburg news-paper, showing that he has
relatives "Hamiltonbawn" [Hamiltownsbawn?], County Armagh,
Ireland. I see from a letter in his effects that he also has
a sister by the name of Mrs. M. Johnston. The letter is dated
Nov. 14th 1897, and appears to have been written from
Macantrim, whatever that may mean. I enclose you envelope
showing that it was mailed last Armagh on Nov.
16th or two days after it was written.
British Vice-Consul Mortimer of Los Angeles says that
there is no such place as "Hamiltonbawn" [Hamiltownsbawn?]
in County Armagh, but that there is a town named Armagh
in County armagh. It is suggested that I communicate
directly with you and will ask that you mail the enclosed
letter to Mrs. Johnston, in order that she may know of
her brother's death, and also the proper steps to take to
inherit Mr. Wm. [William?] Beck's estate, in conjunction
with her two brothers.
I would esteem it a great favour if you were to
forward the enclosed letter, as [and?] also the enclosed
envelope and clipping to her address. As I cannot pay
postage from here, I trust you can collect from Mrs. Johnston.
Thanking you for your trouble, I remain,
Very truly yours,
Jay E. Hunter.
Attorney at Law