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Title: Lytle Black, Chicago to Thomas Hall, Armagh.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBlack, Lytle/52
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 2042/13: Purchased from J. A. Gamble Esq., 44 Taunton Avenue, Belfast 15.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9311139
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by C McK., 10:11:199
Word Count419
TranscriptTo: Thomas Hall,
Eden Cottage,
Co. Armagh,

From: Lytle Black
602 W [West?] Adams Street,
October 23 1889

602 W [West?] Adams St
Chicago 23rd Oct 89 [1889?]

My Dear Sir
yours to hand with P.O.O. [Postal Order?] for 10/-/-
which I will use to the best of my ability and make it do all
the good I can have already written John and enclose you
coppey [copy?] of letter which will explain the position I have
taken up with him he is still a young man and has plenty of
time to make a position for himself
I have had no less than 3 changes since I came out here
but think I am now settled for the winter at least the second
house I went to was no good and onley [only?] stopped 2
weeks in it I have now a good home and have been dowing
[doing?] well since I commenced I made 14 Dollars last week
this is the first week I made more than expences [expenses]
since I came to this countery [country?] I feel confident the
worst is over and hope to be able to spair [spare?] something
from this on.
I was very sorey [sorry?] to hear from Maggie that you
were not likely to be gowing [going?] back to the Land
Commission I was in hope you would have got at least one more
year out of it but suppose it cannot be helped now it did very
well while it lasted.
we have splended [splendid?] weather here its realey
[really?] delightfull [delightful?] we have frost at night and
cool in the mornings & evenings a breasing [bracing?]
atmosphere that is sufficient to make a man strong and
healthey [healthy?]. I have splended [splendid?] health since
I came out here it never was better in my life. my howers
[hours?] for work is onley [only?] from 10 o'clock till 4 so
you see I am not over rought [overwrought?] but must keep at
it while it lasts. I was much pleased yesterday my old
employer came to me and asked me to go back to my first job
but of corse [course?] I could not see my way to make another


change but it is pleasent [pleasant?] to know my work is
appreciated by him there is nothing new with me I am grately
[greatly?] pleased with the countery [country?] I am pleased
with my situation and in fact with every thing American if I
had Maggie and the children here I have no doubt but we will
live very Happy
with love to all the people at Eden Cottage I am
Dear Sir
Yours Sincearley [Sincerely?]
Lytle Black