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Title: William Porter, [Illinois?], [U.S.A.?], to [?], [Ireland?].
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FilePorter, William/36
SenderPorter, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender ReligionPresbyterian
OriginChebanse, Illinois, N.Ireland
DestinationCo. Armagh? N.Ireland
RecipientPorter, Robert L.
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 1152/3/29: Presented by Mr Charles Best, Mullaghglass, Bessbrook, County Armagh, Ireland.
ArchivePublic Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9403028
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 08:03:1994.
Word Count509
Transcript... you said your letter once that I should try to get
James Duffy to live with me as he was a good boy
I did try to get him last year when Joseph went
to Chicago I sent after him two or three times
for I was not able to go myself but he never thought
worth his while to come to see me or know what I
wanted nor did he once come to see me or ask after
me he is one of these Irish Robberheads or properly
[papist?] that unless I was one of them I am of no
consequence My brother Joseph wonders many a time how you
put up with his ignorance I got a black boy as good as
him for half what I would have given him but
he is not with me now he left to go home to his father
in Maryland he was a slave before the war he learned
to read & write while with me you say that sister
wonders if I will ever go back to Ireland again I
will say my intention was to go this fall but my
fall prevents it this year and then I laid the money
in land but if all things prospers with me and
god willing next year I may go Mrs Frost
has no family yet nor any appearance of any
the woman [women?] dont breed here as the [they?] do there
I am happy to hear of Roberts increase but would
be more so if a son although sones [sons?] is not always
the best My own is not the best child I have
but he is considerably improved since he came
back Sarah being at home has quite an in
fluence [influence?] on him Mary Ann and her man is
comfortable he is in a situation at 70 dollars
a month and expects soon to get 100 Sarah is
on a visit with her at present She wants me to
go and live with her but I will not I was expecting
a letter from Robert before this but I suppose
he is like myself not liking to begin it gave [give?] my
best wishes to both mother and him and wife
and sister Jane Husband & family and any
one [anyone?] that thinks worth while to remember me
you may tell my mother that Brother Joseph
never was so well off as at present he is doeing [doing?]
first rate and saving money Jane & Sarah
is living from home each has 100 dollars a year
and he has 15 dollars a week at his trade and he
is out nothing only for groceries for he raises as
much off what lots he has in town a keeps him
and he has 4 cows he had one died this year
with some disease that prevailed in [Chebanse?]
I dont think of any thing [anything?] more that would
be be [sic] of any consequence to you at present
I remain as ever your affectionate Brother
William Porter