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Title: Patrick Sloane, Atticall, Co.Down to "Dear Brother", Canada
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSloane, Patrick/28
SenderSloane, Patrick
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAttical, Co. Down, N.Ireland
Recipient Gendermale
SourcePresented by Mr. E.P.Sloan 63, Broadview Ave, Ottawa.
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park, Omagh
Doc. No.9410236
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT/JW, 13:10:1994.
Word Count384
TranscriptAtticall February 14th, 1877

Dear Brother:
In return to yours received on the 9th of the
month in the first instance I have the Melancholy Duty to
inform you of your Sister Bridget's death which took place
on the 14th of november and was buried on the 16th. I would
have let you know Sooner only Waiting to have your letter
first. I am glad that you and your Family and all our
friends are in good health. Am well pleased that your
family is with you yet it is nice to see a family
live in harmony. Dear brother I enclose œ10 in
this letter and if you do not succeed in getting the money
from the man Shea let me know and I will remit you Other œ10
Pounds in April or May at furthest. I do not know if
there is a bank near you or not if I was certain I would
send it by cheque. I send this per Post Office order. Be
pleased to write back soon letting me know that you received
the amount.
I am rejoicing that your son John is getting on so
well at College. I did not see the examinations that you refer
to although I see an American Paper that James Rice his son
Thomas Sends him from [Boston?] namely that Pilot James Rice his
Brothers and Sisters [h---?] [---tered?] their Brother's Thomas
Estate in Law it will be wound up in September next they
do not know their respective Shares to them. James Rice
Wishes to be Kindly Remembered to you and your Wife. I can
Say he is doing very Well and has a large family.
I get no Account from Brother James I only got one
letter Since I sent his wife and son out to him that was
in 1868 that they went out to him. I am glad that you hear
from Poor Hugh has he any family in Canada Was it
his own farm or his wife's that James Cunningham has
Possession of. Margaret Griffen's Brothers and Sister is
living. Patrick and John in Ireland the others in England
Bridget living in old Place by herself. I am sorry that the
times is so Bad all over America the are not so good in
England as the Were