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Title: Lytle Black, Chicago, U.S.A. to ,John Hall, Pennsylvania
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBlack, Lytle/51
SenderBlack, Lytle
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbusinessman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginChicago, Illinois, USA
DestinationPennsylvania, USA
RecipientHall, John
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD2041/13: Deposited by J.A. Gamble, Esq., 44 Taunton Avenue, Belfast 15.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9310390
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by C.R., 14:10:1993.
Word Count317
TranscriptTo : John Hall,
Washington County,

From : Lytle Black,
602 West Adams Street,

October 22, 1889.

602 [N?] Adams St [Street?]
Chicago 22 Oct [October?] 1889

Dear John
As the winter is now cumming [coming?] on if you
are to come to Chicago and us I am anxious to do all I can
to help you it would be well to make arangements
[arrangements?] at once. I am now gowing [going?] to write
very plain and its because I have an intrest [interest?]
in you and would like you to do well that I write as I do,
and want you to take it in the same speret [spirit?] in
which I write
Now I dont [do not?] question your word of being a
TT [teetotaller?] I know when you say so that is quite
sufficient but realey [really?] when you come here you must
keep away from all appearance of that Curse
It may not appear to be much harm in taking a glass
of Beer one may think no one knows anything about it but
depend upon its very soon found out its with the first
glass the trouble all comes in when you arive [arrive?]
here I want you to tuch [touch?] not taste not Handle not I
will speak to you again on this subject
What I propose dowing [doing?] is this I will send
you Railway Tecket [ticket?] (sic) when you arive [arrive?] here
I will give you Half my Room and Bed you can board with me
and I will treat you in every way as a Brother if your
Clothes is not good I will try and get you a deasent
[decent?] turn out so that you can fill a respectable
Situation and if you dont [do not?] suceed [succeed?] the
fault will be your own this money should be sent to Maggie
and the children but hope it will not be long till you are
able to repay me and the [they?] can do a little longer
I am Dear John
Yours Sincerely
Lytle Black