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Title: James Sample, Brooklyn to Ellen McIntyre, Co. Tyrone.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSample, James/3
SenderSample, James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBrooklyn, New York, USA
DestinationCo. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientMcIntyre, Ellen
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT 2722/4: Copied by Permission of Miss E. Throne, Bready, Strabane, Co. Tyrone.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9007182
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 25:02:1994.
Word Count473
TranscriptWest 27th St
145 Fulton Street
Brooklyn Feb 1st 1879

Mrs Ellen McIntyre
My dear sister
five days ago I received the Londonderry
Standard and yesterday I recived [received?]
Your letter of Jan 9th containing
the sorrowful news of dear Brother
William's death to me it is A
sad and painful bereavement my
only Brother. Oh how deeply I
Sympathise with you all in this
[?] of an all wise providence
the Lord gave and the Lord hath
taken away and we must look for
consolation and rest and lean hard on
the extended arm that Christ holds out
fulfilled in this Case. I will be A father
[?] the [Fatherless?] the [widows?] [?]
and the [unreadable]
Give my kindest Love to [Mother?]
and [?] [?] [?] and say to them that
I can enter into their feelings of Loneliness
in this bereavement I think no wonder
that more exclaimed it cannot be
it cannot be till [until?] he has buried me
Four days has now passed since I recived [received?]
the news paper [newspaper?] and I dont think that
the thought of mother and the suddenness of the
Death has been out of my mind During the
day one minute at A time But I console
myself with the confident feeling that
mother will be well taken care of
as long as God in his providence is pleased
to spare her here
Myself and family
are all in the enjoyment of good
health we have all been very healthy
last summer and this winter with
the exception of some of the children
complaining of colds for A few days
we have had a severe winter, in frost
snow and A number of very
severe snow storms extending to all
parts of the country Blocking the
Railroads and suspending travel for
Several days at A time. It has been
A severe winter for trade and business

of every kind [?] Labor and low
prices for every kind of commodities
It has been very trying on business men [businessmen?]
and mechanics. But the impression
seems to prevail that we have passed
over the worst on the 1st of Jan
the Government resumed Specie
payment so we are on A good
financial basis and are looking
forward and hoping for better times
Write as soon as possible how mother
bears up and all the particulars if any
[?] [?] with regard to [-- other?]
is regarly [regularly?] her home I presume Mr
Sample will continue to work
the [torn] it is A [?] [char-?] [?]
A Woman but I trust she will
be Equal to the task. let me
know if Brother felt before his death
that he was likely to be taken away
and what instruction if any with regard
to Mother And also his wife and
With kind love to yourself
and Husband and all my friends
I Remain Your Affectionate
James Sample

964 Myrtle avenue
Brooklyn [James?]
Semples [Sample's?] direction