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Title: Lytle Black, Chicagp, U.S.A., to Thomas Hall, Loughgall, Armagh.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBlack, Lytle/19
SenderBlack, Lytle
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbusinessman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginChicago, Illinois, USA
DestinationLoughgall, Co. Armagh, N.Ireland
RecipientHall, Thomas
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipson-in-law - father-in-law
SourceD 2041/13: From The Papers of Thomas Hall, Loughall, Armagh, Solicitor. Purchased from J. A. Gamble, Esq; 44, Taunton Avenue, Belf
ArchivePublic Record Office , Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9305213
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by Jonathan Teer, 27
Word Count444
Transcript31 May 1890

342 Winchester Av [Avenue?]
Chicago 31st May 90 [1890?]

My Dear Sir
Now that I have got my Dear Wife and children
all around me, the least thing I can do is to write you
and thank you for the many acts of kindness you have
always shown to me and my Family during those many years.
You have been more than Father to us all. You were never
weary in well doing but time after time you gave us both
money and value when we were not able to Provide for our
selves and you did more than all that. You gave me one
of the best wives that ever Lived. For one and [?] of
these favours I thank you from the Bottom of my heart.
And as God is blessing me in this far west I trust the
time may come that I might be able in some measure to
repay for all your kindness to me and mine.
We have now a very comfortable little Home and
although not many luxuries yet we have as happy a Home
as is on the West Side of this grate [great?] City.
Maggie and the children seem to take to this Countery
[country?] very well and have no doubt the [they?] will
make very good Americans.
My business has been improving ever since I entered
on my present situation and am looking forward to the
time when it will do us some good. As it is I can make a
grate [great?] deal more money than ever I did when in
Dickson's and am sure it will still be better. I go to
work in the morning about 9 o'clock and lieve [leave?]
off about 4 but as I am some times a good distance from
home I dont generly [generally?] be home till 5 or 6
o'clock but even that its [is?] not long howers [hours?]
for work.
I am as I have always been since I came here
delighted with this Country. There is room and work for
every Industerious [industrious?] man and money for
every thing you do. No person here expects men to work
for nothing as the [they?] say the [they?] will give
every man a fair show. I trust you will have a
prosperous year with your stock and that God may bless
and preserve you and Mrs. Hall till we all meet again
for although I would not think of Living in old
Ireland again I would like to go and see the dear ones
I left behind.
With kind rememberance [remembrance?] to Tom and all
the girls. I hope Annie is keeping better. I am Dear
Sincearley [sincerely?] yours
Lytle Black.