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Title: James Black, Racavan, Co Antrim, to Brice Black, U.S.A.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBlack, James Sr/123
SenderBlack, James Sr.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationstockbreeder?
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCo. Antrim, N.Ireland
DestinationPennsylvania, USA
RecipientBlack, Brice
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT.3633/1/1: Deposited by Mrs. J. Comparelli
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9407058
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 04:07:1994.
Word Count313
TranscriptRacavan September 20 1821.
Dear Brice
We take this favourable opportunity of
Sending you these few lines to let you know
that we are all in our usual state of health
William in particular is some little better
than usual Thanks be to god for all his
mercies to us. This letter we send with
William Owens who is to sail the 25th
Instant for Charlestown he being sent for
by a cousin of his fathers who lives in
South Carolina. We recd. [received?] your letter dated
June 24th. Which gave us great satisfaction
we are very happy to hear that you have
your health and that you like the Country.
We would be inclined to come to you but
this present Season is too far spent to
prepare for that purpose as soon as this
comes to you we expect that you well write
to us. Beware of encouraging us to come
if you do not think the place suits us
as soon as I receive your next letter I
Intend to act according to your advice and
if you encourage us to come we will make
sale of our land, let us know whether you
would advise us to come by New york or St.
Andrews. I hope my dear Brice that you will
forget to whom you are Indebted for your
Health and strength and every Comfort of
life that you enjoy neglect not therefore
to offer up that gratitude that you owe
to that being who is your daily support
and preserver your uncle John and
aunts Betty and Jean are in their usual
state of health William Owens and family
are well Robert White and family are well
Excepting your aunt ann, who enjoys but
an indifferent state of health. Let your uncle
John dick know that his friends here are
all well. I add but remain your
affectionate father
James Black

Brice Black Care of Mr.
John Dick, Wheatfield township
Indiana county, state of
Pensylvania [Pennsylvania?]
America the Northern
Rout [Route?]