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Title: Rev. John Orr, Portaferry to John M. Orr, USA.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileOrr, Revd John/95
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.
Doc. No.9702057
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 31:01:97.
Word Count1255
TranscriptPortaferry 3rd May 1848

My dear John
Your letter of the 18th March reached us
on the 21 April and was gladly received. We were all
rejoiced to hear that your health has been so good since
you left this, and we hope and pray it may continue so.
I am happy to say that we are all well. William Henry
is gone to school again, but there is now no female school
here as Miss Fetherson has left and gone to Belfast. Jane
Ellen & Margaret have been in Belfast at Mr Wm. [William?]
McCleery's since a day or two before the arrival of your letter.
They are not home yet. In a letter your Mamma had on the
1st Inst., Jane Ellen mentions that they are to go to
Dunadry [*] to day on the railway which is now open.