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Title: John Irwen, [Place?] to His Brother, [Place?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileIrwen, John/13
SenderIrwen, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
Recipient Gendermale
SourceDonated by Mary E Douglas, Derrybeg House, Limavady, County Londonderry.
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9312128
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by C.R., 10:12:1993.
Word Count251
TranscriptDear Brother I take this opertunity [opportunity?] to let
you know that I am well Thanks to the great to the great God
whos [whose?] mercies never fails: I recieved an Epistle of the
5th of August which was great Satisfaction to hear of your wellfair
[welfare?] you told me that Joseph was in Gaol & that he had
advertised his right of Derrybegg [Derrybeg?[ if so be he can sell it
come to this country for I would not stay on the half: for
there is soon enough hear [here?] be sure if you come bring
light cloaths [clothes?] with you for the summer for they
come very high here and if you do come Go ashore at newcastle
then make inquiry which road to the gape [?] in about 30
milles [miles?] from newport inquire for John Irwin Lawson
and then for me I won't send you the hat you wanted for if you
come I need not and if not it will be time enough next fall:
I intend going towards Carlisle were [where?] I hear this day
that John Dicky is and if near I will know and send you an
account next spring if posable [possible?]
I have nothing Material to write to you but all friends here
is well: I saw our friend McCuley who came to this country
about a lagicy [legacy?] but I hear is lik [likely?] to come
bad speed: Remember me to all inquiring friends I add no
John Irwen