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Title: John Sinclair, Healdsburg, California to M. Graham, Ireland.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSinclair, John Stevenson/28
SenderSinclair, John Stevenson
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarm labourer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginHealdsburg, California, USA
DestinationDraperstown, Co. Derry, N. Ireland
RecipientGraham, Margaret
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD 1497/1/10: Presented by Mrs W. Patterson, Magherafelt Road, Draperstown, County Londonderry.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9011162
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by C.R., 10:12:1993.
Word Count445
TranscriptHealdsburg Dec 21, 1887

Dear Margaret
Your letter
arrived at hand on the 17th
I am very glad to hear from
you, the brooches your mother
sent Martha and Margaret
were broken into peices [pieces?] when
the [they?] reached heare [here?] the box
was not strong enough
for them but they
think as much of the
pieces as in [if?] the [they?] were whole
the [they?] thank her very much
for them You said you
wanted to know what
work we were at Margaet [Margaret?] is
working for $12 a mounth [month?] and
Martha for $15 a mounth [month?] James
is also working $1.50 Bob is working
for $20 a mounth [month?] I am also
working for $2 a day Lucinda
and Samy is at home I
pay Lucinda for keeping
house for 3 dollars a mounth [month?]
and go to school her and
Samy Samys' work is to
attend to the cow and milk
Samy has part of the lot
there are 2 acres in it is
sewed in oats to [two?] weeks ago
the rest is amoung [among?] us all
the City tex [tax?] and County tex [tax?]
is $20 on that is all the land
we have it is [as?] a home for
us all Charlotte writes to
Mary she dont write or
corrospond [correspond?] with her anymore
I got a letter from my
sister she lives quite lonely
now she told me that
she seefs [feels?] terriable [terrible?] over
her Sister Marys death
she writes quite regular
to us now she is sending
the children her picture
and her familys [family?] also to

us the weather is lovely
hear [here?] in California we
will have to eat our
Christmas dinner all alone
this Christmas with out [without?]
my Children's mother the
last time we were talking
about Ireland and had
a fine dinner I suppose
there is heavy snow bak [back?]
there now we had rain
about tow [two?] weeks ago but
now the weather is very
pleasent [pleasant?]. My daughter
Mary is well and so is
little teddy backin [back in?] England
in the last letter
and so is her baby it is also
quite well we are all well
at present hoping when
this letter arrives to you
that it will find yous [you?] all
well I hope your father
is getting along well and
your Mother also I have
no more news to write
to you at present
Write Soon
I want to now [know?] how is David John
Taylor is getting along and Paddy
[Hewn?] also tell them I was
asking about them and afer [after?]
a while I might take a race
to see them John Sinclair
Write Soon