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Title: William Moore, New York, to John Moore, Killough, Co. Down.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMoore, William/25
SenderMoore, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew York, USA
RecipientMoore, John
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 877/25: Presented by Mr. John Moore, The Grange, Killough, Co. Down.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9808490
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 19:08:98.
Word Count457
TranscriptTo : - John Moore, [Grange?] [Killough?] [Co. Down?]

From : - William Moore
New York [U.S.A.?] Sep [September?] 22
/61 [1861?]

Dear John
I received your
very welcom [welcome?] letter and should
have answered it sooner but
was taken with Dysentry which
turned to inflamation [inflammation?] of the
bowels and the fact was I did
not feel like writing but thank
God I am now quite well
I have just returned from
the country where I had been sent to
Saratoga Springs for the benefit
of my health and from which
I derived great benefit as I am
now quite well Saratoga is one
of the greatest summer resorts of
the United States it is there that
all the beauty and fashions are
to be seen and I certainly spent
a very pleasant time of it as
there was a great many of my
friends visiting there particularly young
ladies I stoped [stopped?] at the female
institute amongst the young
ladies and the [they?] certainly were
very kind to me and a young
ladies Seminary is just the
place for any fellow to get well
for the ladies dont give a fellow
time to think that he is sick
and when I rode out with
them the [they?] piled more shalls [shawls?]
on me than any old woman
ever you saw but amongst
them the [they?] cured me anyway
and am now as well as ever
again thanks to the ladies
I am sorry to see by
Susans letter that Mother
was sick but I hope she
is quite well again
on my return I find several
newspapers and Susan's
letter which I shall answer
in the course of a week or so
there is nothing new to write
about except the war and
you will get more information
from the newspapers than I
can give you but there is one
thing certain the country will
not get over the effects of this
most inhuman war in your
day or mine this war may
last for some time but the
North must conquer in the
end the [they?] have got the money
and the men and when both
go together the [they?] are sure to win
in the end but when the
end will be is a mystery
I am certainly obliged to
you for your invitation but
if there is a time when a man
should stick to his business it
is the present and for
disposing of a mans business
it is put of the question as
every body has enough to do
to take care of the business
the [they?] have a hand on without
getting more I see by
the papers that the farmers
are getting good prices for
their produce and I judge
from all accounts that the
farmers must be making
money now I suppose you
will have your share of it

With love to all
Your Brother