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Title: James P. Breeze, Concord, Ca. to his sister, Martha.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBreeze, James P/61
SenderBreeze, James P.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationrancher
Sender Religionunknown
OriginConcord, California, USA
RecipientBreeze, Martha
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT 1381/8: Copied by Permission of Mr McGiffert, Killinchy, Co. Down.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8906038
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 22:10:1993.
Word Count459
December 12th 1889

My dear Martha
Received your letter on Tuesday
last. I was so glad to hear from you knowing
all was quite well, As these few lines leaves me
enjoying good health at present, I am glad
mother received the picture safe, And tell Lousia
I am ever so much obliged to her for her picture.
Martha I tell you the truth I did not think I
had such a nice young sister as Louisa is.
Well Martha you want to know what I am doing
and how I am getting along. Well since I left
Uncle I am working on a Ranch hear [here?]. I am
getting along all right [alright?]. I have not done any work
this last 2 weeks it has been raining hear [here?] for
that length of time we cannot do anything till
it drys [dries?] up. As soon as it drys [dries?] up we will commence
plowing [ploughing?] again. The [There?] are seven big teams
a running five horses on each plow [plough?]. I will send
you a picture of they [the?] teams pulling out after dinner
going to work. Martha that is myself in the
right hand corner at the foot of the pear tree above the
saddle horse, And that is Wm [William?] Gibson below me.
Martha you will think the [they?] are funny kind of ploughs
with two big wheels on them and the drivers riding
on the ploughs you will see by the picture that
the plough takes two furrows at a time. Martha
I have not seen Uncle, Mary or they [the?] Children
since April last or I dont know anything about
Uncle's affairs now or what he intend to do
All that I know is that he is stoping [stopping?] with
Mary. I see by your letter that Wm [William?] is getting
a pretty big fellow. Martha tell him I would
like him to send me one of his pictures as
soon as it would be convenient for him to do
so. Wm [William?] can get away with me in height but
I can beat him in weight. I weighed myself today
I turn the scales at 190lbs. Tell Annie
when she sends me one of her pictures I will
return her one of mine, And for yourself
and Louisa I will enclose you both one each
in a few days. Tel [tell?] Annie that I said she could
send Mary one but she had none for me.
A Merry Xmas and a happy new year to you
all. I have little more to say at present
hoping to hear from you soon again.
I hope these few lines will find you all enjoying good
health. God bless you all. I am
ever your brother
James P. Breeze