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Title: John Sinclair, California, to Margaret [Graham?] Co Derry.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSinclair, John Stevenson/13
SenderSinclair, John Stevenson
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarm labourer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginHealdsburg, California, USA
DestinationDraperstown, Co. Derry, N. Ireland
RecipientGraham, Margaret
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD 1497/4/5: Presented by Mrs W Patterson, Magherafelt Road, Draperstown, Co Londonderry.
ArchivePublic Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9401021
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 23:02:1994.
Word Count232
TranscriptJuly the 20 1880


Healdsburg, Sonoma County

Dear Marget [Margaret?] you will think it strange I
did not answer sooner I send you a smawl preasant [small
present?] broach [brooch?] and earings [earrings?] I hope you will
live long to injoy [enjoy?] them you and Mary Sinclair was my
faverites [favourites?] I not saying this before yours
[your?] faces it is far behind your backs Mary did not write
yet to me it is verry [very?] hot hear [here?] now from sun
rise [sunrise?] to sun set [sunset?] and cold at night We
had no rain since the 10 of May expects no rain to winter I
want to hear what Kind of weather you have if Tullibrick
turf was hear [here?] 2 days the [they?] would b [be?] dry
We dug the potatoes the 1 of Jun [June?] all kinds of fruit
was ripe in Jun [June?] the harvest is near by the children
is all well and groying [growing?] tall but not so fat your ant
[Aunt?] is well but her hair is getting gray [grey?] She sent
this grain to your mama before it would be all gray [grey?]
I am allays Kepping [always keeping?] straight myself but
James is 6 feet high I wish you to remember me to
Mr Ford I am sorry for his trouble Send me a papper
[paper?] or [2?] Write soon

No more at preasant [present?]
but remains
affectionate friend
and ant [Aunt?]