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Title: [?], Kingston, Canada, to George [Kirkpatrick, Co Antrim?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileKirkpatrick, George Airey/25(2)
SenderLit. Col. Sir George Airey
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationarmy officer, barrister
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginKingston, Ontario, Canada
DestinationCraigs, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientRev George Kirkpatrick
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 1424/11: Purchased From Mr John A. Gamble, 44 Taunton Avenue, Belfast 15. #TYPE EMG Letter From [?], Kingston, Canada, to Uncle George [Rev. G. Kirkpatrick?], [Hazelbank, Co Antrim, Ireland?]. 22 September 1870.
ArchivePublic Record Office Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9004027
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log25:04:1990 JM created 28:08:1990 MC input 28:08:19
Word Count431
TranscriptTo George [Kirkpatrick?]

Kingston, Canada
September 22nd 1870

My dear Uncle George.
I have delayed
answering your two
letters of 18th August and Sept [September?] 1st
until I could announce
to you the arrival of George
Beggs. He arrived here a
week ago yesterday - on 14th
but did not make himself
known until Saturday the
17th inst. [instant?] I was very sorry
that I did not find him
out as we could have shown
him something of the
surrounding country
He was expecting his friend
Mr Young to arrive every
day, and at last he got
uneasy concerning his non-
arrival and recognizing
Frank in the street he
spoke to him. I wanted
him to come and stay
with me but he preferred
waiting and putting off
till "tomorrow" hoping
in the meantime that
Mr Young would arrive.
However he dined with
me on Saturday, Sunday
and Tuesday, and he was
asked for Monday but
could not come not feeling
well. We liked him very
much, and he has such
a fine spirit of pluck
and independence, with
I imagine, a good deal
of shrewdness that I
do not doubt but he
will succeed in this country .
Through the stupidity of
the clerk in the Hotel
he did not get a letter
from Mr Young which had
been waiting for him
since Friday morning
until Tuesday Evening.
It was to tell him to go
to New York as Mr.Y [Young?] was ill
and could not come here.
from New York he expects
to go to the Western States -
I have advised him not
to purchase there until
he has seen Western Canada,
for that is our best farming
country. In fact a few
pounds expended travelling
through the country
will be well spent. I hope
he will be back in Toronto
by the 4th October as our
Agricultural Show takes
place then and will give
him a good idea of
our farming capabilities
I was very glad to hear
from him that you
and Aunt Kate have
been enjoying the sea
breezes at Port Rush [Portrush?] and
are quite well. Please
tell Aunt that her niece Fanny
is very anxious to visit her
relations in Ireland and if
she can only tear herself away
from the little children
will surprise you all
at Hazelbank someday
by walking in. We were
all much interested in
hearing about your two
daughters and have come
to the conclusion that
both Alexander and George
waited for some purpose
and that they have been
rewarded for their delay
by each getting for his wife
a person in every way suitable ....

[here the letter fragment ends]