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Title: James Black, Racavan, [Ireland?], to Brice Black, [U.S.A.?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBlack, James Sr/146
SenderBlack, James Sr.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationstockbreeder?
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCo. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientBlack, Brice
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT.3633/1/5: Deposited by Mrs J. Comparelli
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9407057
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 04:07:1994.
Word Count416
TranscriptRacavan march 27th 1827
Dr [Dear?] Brice
I take this opportunity of Writing a few
lines to let you know that we are all
in good health at present. Thanks be to
God for all his mercies this is the fourth
time I wrote to you Since your mothers
Death and have Recd [Received?] no answer I am
Inclined to think that the first three were
Miscarried as I would be unwilling to charge
you with Neglect, your Mother Died on
the first day of February 1825, and
your Aunt Jane Black Died February
27th 1827, and your aunt Ann White
Died Before Christmas in the year 1826.
Dear Brice Neglect no opportunity of writing
to me in future I am now Destitute of the happiness
and Comfort which I always enjoyed in the
Society of the best of Women and to
Experience any Neglect or want of attention
in my Children would be too much for me
to bear your last letter gave me to know
that you was at that time entered into
the Conjugal state you have now added
to those duties which you owed as a child
that of a Husban [Husband?] and perhaps of a father
I hope that you will look up to God
for assistance to fulfill the Respective
Duties Incumbent on you in each of those
Stations as you expect to be called to
account when time shall be no more -
I would be Desirous to how you are making
out or if you have Changed your situation.
We have a very Indifferent crop this last
season on account of Great want of Rain
Victualing in Consequence appears to be
High and fodder Extremely scarce
Give my love to your Uncle John Dick
and your aunt and let them know that
I am affraid [afraid?] they have forgotten our former
friendship Neglect not to mention them in
your letters as I shall ever hold them
Dear to me and would be always Glad to
hear from them your uncle John Black
and your aunt Elisabeth are well your
Brothers and sisters are well and send
their love to you sister Jenny has Eight
children and has Named one of her sons for
yourself your uncles and families are all
Well your Cousins in Murigan are
Well James Peters and family are
well James Jameson and family are well
your Brother William Enjoys a tolerable
good state of Health but continues lame
I add not but am your affectionate
Father James Black