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Title: M. Murphy, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, to H. Donnan, Saintfield, Co Down
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMurphy, M/25
SenderMurphy, M
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAllegheny, Penn., USA
DestinationSaintfield, Co. Down, N.Ireland
RecipientDonnan, Hugh
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD2795/5/10: Presented by Mrs Chas. Donnan, Ballynahinch, Co Down
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9501050
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT/JW, 05:01:1995.
Word Count490
TranscriptTo: Mr Hugh Donnan
In Care of Mr A Wilson
Saintfield Co Down
ALLEGHENY NOV 18 1874 PA [PENNSYLVANIA?][postmarks on back of envelope]
SAINTFIELD B DE [DECEMBER?] [?] 74 [1874?]

Allegheny 17th 1874

Dear Sir
I write you of [off?] a few lines to let you know that
we are all in our usual health hoping thies [these?]
few lines will find you all in the same we received your
last letter and were glad to hear that you are all in
good health and were [we are?] glad to heare [hear?]
the news you send us we are getting along as usual still
making A little money and living comfortable I have nothing
of any importance to write you since I last wrote to you
our firm has disolved [dissolved?] partnership there was
three partners martin [--lle?] & [------ting?] in the
buisness [business?] Martin sold out and has started for
himself and the too [two?] others has left liberty st
[street?] pittsburgh [Pittsburg?] and is moved to
allegheny to thies [this?] old factory The [they?]
still had it but had the store in pittsburg for A
reatail [retail?] store but I sill [still?] remain with
the old firm and drives the same team and has still the
same pay and an easer [easier?] job nor [not?] ever but
I do not know how long it may last fore [for?] times
looks very bad here at present and A good many of our strongest
establishments are going down times has still been dull and
money scarce since the panic and thier [there?] is a great
many will have A hard winter we have had very nice weathr
[weather?] this last nine or ten weeks but it is started
to rain this night and A great many will be glad to see
it for the woods cut in the country are [burning?] in all
directions and has done A great deal of damag [damage?]
allredy [already?] it has distroyed [destroyed?] A good many
little towns and A great deal of property youse [you?] say
you think the fires and floods might be A lesson to the
people but all that has hapned [happened?] yet has never
caused them one thought [markets?] is about the same with us
at present as the [they?] are with you I want you to send
us word [until?] you write how old James Smith is getting
along my Brother Samuel is Boarding with us and Hugh
geddis son and A nother [another?] man and that makes
[----?] Hugh is at school and is learning very fast and
Minney and her mother is running the housekeeping Eliza
wants her father and mother some time to send her thier
[their?] likness [likeness?] I want you to send me word
how William Campbells horse don [done?] with him this
season I wrote to [Rebina?] about too [two?] weeks ago
when you [st?] with direct to G & C Sandusky 3d ward
allegeny [Potamin?] fore [for?] that is where we live
now please write son [soon?] and give us all the news
you have so good by [goodbye?]
yours truly

W. [William?] Murphy