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Title: Roland Redmond, New York, to William Young, Co.Antrim.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileRedmond, Roland/38
SenderRedmond, Roland
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNYC, USA
DestinationCo. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientYoung, William
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipcousins, business
SourceD 1364/I/10: Presented by W.L. Young Esq., The Old Rectory, Drewsteignton, Exeter, Devon.
ArchivePublic Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9011047
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by B.W. 17:01:1993
Word Count527
TranscriptNew York 30th Dec 1854

My Dear Willy
Well - this is a beautiful
announcement that you have
startled, /no that is not the bond [?],
however as I have no other handy
at the moment I'll neither
scratch it out nor touch my
head for another/ the world
with ! Success to you my
bould [bold?] fellow. you have hitherto
been bound by flaxen and
now are about to find yourself
in silken bonds, what a
fellow you must be to Require
Require [sic] such tying up!!!
"Smooth water Runs deep"
You have got your finger in
the eye of each of us, and
the last not least, but best,
you are about to put
your finger in the eye of
our peak favorite [favourite?] "[-----?]
Jane" - apt with the one eye
which I have unfingered.
I can see a peaceful happy
and long career of contentment
for Mr & Mrs William Young
of Fenaghy Cullybackey
"the wish is father to the thought."
Tell [-----?] that old "[---?]
carry one" [-------?] it heavy
and light on the [-----?] at the
moment and this will recall
30 Pine Street to his mind & also
New York generally which after
all is quite as gay a City as
We had a "big" time on Xmas [Christmas?]
day at Hillside, We were a
small family [------?] William
& Mrs R. [Redmond?] and the eleven
children and the son in law [son-in-law?]
& cousin Roland. Why [----?]
by [-----?] by dancing and
allsorts in the evenings.

Mr R. [Redmond?] has about as much hope
of buying a place as I have
just now of going to the
North River and taking a
swim. thermometer 20 above
zero. The zinc [-------?]
well and I would rather buy
than sell at 7$ but I have
enough. The late President
cost the Company I have no
doubt a quarter of a Million
of Dollars and came near sinking
the stockholders. There is [----?]
in the paint and [---?] there
always was.
I should like to see how "[-------?]"
a thing a wedding is and be [------?]
at going on 15 proxo [approximately?]: I have been
at gatherings before now when
your bride-elect was present
and I have found then the cause [?]
of what your white weddings are
"[-------?]". No humbug Willy
I am the "old Coon" and
when there is a jollyfication [jollification?]
in View I should like to see
the man aye or woman either
could put his finger in my
eyes - before [----?].
And your Mother and the
young ladies & Aunt Matilda
& my bould [bold?] Sam are all
going to Cheltenham, well
I'll drop in on them, I hope,
before many months to allow
myself that they are as I wish
them to be. My best love
to all at Fenaghy and to my
cousins elect Jane & Elizabeth
and with best regards to Uncle
Robert & Mrs Young and to
and to [sic] Galgosson [?] John and
Tullyclay [?] Willy and their
better halves. and generally
wishing you all the
"Compliments of the Season"
Remain truly
& affectionately
R [Roland?] Redmond