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Title: Patrick Sloane Moyadd Upper, Atticall to "Dear Brother" Canada
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSloane, Patrick/42
SenderSloane, Patrick
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationestate owner
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAttical, Co. Down, N.Ireland
Recipient Gendermale
SourcePresented by Mr. E. P. Sloane 563, Broadview Ave. Ottawa
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park, Omagh, Couty Tyrone
Doc. No.9410234
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT/JW, 13:10:1994.
Word Count435
TranscriptMoyadd Upper, Decm. 24th 1872

Dear Brother:
In reply to your favour of the 8th October, I am
glad that you and Family are in good health. As I and all
your friends here are well at Present, thank god for his
kindness to us all. I hope your son John will be an ornament
to his Profession whicever [whichever?] one he takes. I see
his Education will be expensive.

I had no Account from Brother
James, Only one letter since his wife and son joined him it
is rather ungrateful if he would only write letting me know
of his well being it would be a satisfaction. I hear that his
oldest son is not with him. I have not heard from Bernard for
some time. His daughter used to write often.

Dear Brother I am getting on
pretty well. I bought William Murphy's little Place to keep
me from idleness and has a meadow from Owen Ahearn for the
use of £30 lent on it and keeps a few Cattle and has Mailack's
Place last season and this keeping Cattle on it. But I am not
up to buying and selling with those used to it. I have 4
Houses but they do not command as good rents as formerly
owing to the town being Greatly Depressed for the want of
trade it was flourishing when I lived there. I hope it will
recover and be it's former self once again.

When I came here I sold my
fishing vessel to be paid by installments there is £41 unpaid
yet and unless a good summer next it will take 2 years to pay
it yet. I have lent money Since I came here on Interest to
the following Parties. I hope I have not lent unto too many
Redmond Murphy £30-0-0
Owen Ahearn 30-0-0
Henry Fitzpatrick 10-0-0
Peter McAvoy 12-0-0
Bernard Sloane 10-0-0
Nicholas Fairen 8-0-0
Laughlin Sloane 8-0-0
Margaret Rodgers 5-0-0
James Sloane 12-5-0
Hugh Sheals 11-10-0
Hugh Cunningham 5-0-0
John Sloane 5-0-0
Thomas Cunningham 5-0-0
Owen Livins (?) 10-0-0
Ellen Rourke 4-0-0
Samuel Bailey
for the vessel 41-0-0
John Bell, Wales 7-0-0
And my brother James
owes to me 32-0-0
I may Say that we have had it wet here for the
Past 18 months. Very few turf got from the bogs this Season.
and a Great failure of the Potato Crop. Some has no more than
the seed put in the ground. I am glad that your crop was good
last season. Hoping you and yours well with many happy
returns for the New Year. I remain your Brother
affectionately. Patrick Sloane