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Title: Rev John Orr, Portaferry, to His Son John Orr, Chicago.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileOrr, Revd John/90
SenderRev. John Orr
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationclergyman
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginPortaferry, Co. Down, N.Ireland
DestinationChicago, Illinois, USA
RecipientOrr, John M
Recipient Gendermale
SourceCopyright Retained by John McCleery, 80 Circular Road, Belfast,BT4 2GD
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park, Omagh
Doc. No.9702151
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 10:02:97.
Word Count154
TranscriptMy dear John
As Jane Ellen and Margaret have filled
the inside of this letter, there only remains the
folding for me. Sabbath will be our communion. I expect
abr [Abraham?] Johnson from Belfast tonight. I hope you will
have opportunities in America of attending on Christian
ordinances - and I trust you will regularly embrace
them. You have always the throne of grace to go to.
A [and?] be regular and earnest in your applications
there. Remember us at home. We do not forget you. Mr.
Warnock is in his usual health. I see by Mitchell's
map of the U.S. that Chicago has 4700 inhabitants and
is in Lake Michigan. Indian meal sold in town yesterday
at 10/- per Cwt. Some of our farmers who refused 19s.11
per Cwt. for their wheat sold for less than 15 - or have
it yet, not now worth 12/-. Harvest will commence in
about a week.
Yours Truly - John Orr