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Title: James Sample, Brooklyn NY, to Mrs Ellen McIntyre, [Co Tyrone?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSample, James/24
SenderSample, James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBrooklyn, New York, USA
DestinationCo. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientMcIntyre, Ellen
Recipient Genderfemale
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9007194
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log08:08:1990 S.C.#CREATE created 09:10:1990 CD input
Word Count507
TranscriptTo:- Mrs Ellen McIntyre
From:-137 North Elliott Place

Brooklyn Nov[ember?] 1st 1878

Mrs Ellen McIntyre
My dear sister
your welcome letter came duly
to hand and it gave me great
pleasure to hear that you
and husband and child were
all in the enjoyment of good
health I was also much
pleased to hear that Brother
William had recovered
from his long continued
and severe attack of sickness
I trust that he will be fully
restored to health and strength
and his former usefulness
on account of those that are
depending on him as A Father
Husband and son. I imagine
Mother would be greatly distressed
in mind and feeling on
account of Williams sickness
I did not distinctly understand
from your letter how much
or to what extent Mothers sight
is impaired I trust she is not
totally blind Uncle William
Latta was totally blind for two
years before his death I received
A letter from sister Catharine
and had A very pleasant interview
[interview?] with the young man
that brought it to me I should
have answered it long ago
but really I am kept so busy
from day to day that I have no other
excuse to offer than neglect
and permit me to add procrastination
[procrastination?] is the thief of time
Myself and family are all
in the enjoyment of good
health one of Gods best blessings
we are now having A spell of
very cold weather for this season
of the Year which will prove
A great blessing to the Southern
portion of this country where they
have been visited with the most
Malignated [malignant?] type of yellow fever
that has occurred for a great
many years and As soon as the
first frost or cold weather comes
the fever disappears. Business
in this country remains still
in A very depressed condition
and to all appearances there is
not much hope of A revival for
Some time yet although money
is Abundant in the banks and
in the hands of capitalists wages
is low and multitudes out of
employment and manufactured
goods are selling at very low prices
About the only articles that keep
up the former prices are farmed
products. Crops from all reports
have been very good butter here
sells at retail from 28 to 30 Cents
per pound Brother William wrote me
for information in regard to Aunt
Delight and Uncles Jame's Estate but
I have never been on to Massachusetts since
Uncle died and I presume there is little
change in some respects from what I have
written before further than that Aunt Delight
is not living on the Place but about A
mile from it in the villa[g?]es of Milton &
Dorchester And she enjoys good health and
has to have A support from what uncle
left as long as she lives her Adopted daughter
who Married A Nephew of aunt Delights got
their portion of the estate at the time. and
built A new house and cheated Aunt delight out
of all she had of her own. hoping to hear from
You Immediately. I remain Your Affectionate Brother
James Sample