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Title: "Ralph" [Thompson], Barque "Henry James", To his family.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileThompson, Ralph/17
SenderThompson, Ralph
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationship captain
Sender Religionunknown
OriginWilmington, N. Carolina, USA
Recipienthis mother, Willie and Jane
Recipient Gendermale-female
Relationshipwrites to his family
SourceT.2278/22: Copied by Permission of Miss Jean Totten, Ballymaclose,Ballinderry, Co. Antrim, Ireland. #TYPE EMG "Ralph" [Thompson], Barque "Henry James", Wilmington, North Carolina, To Mother, Willie And Jane. 25th July 1886.
ArchivePublic Record Office Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8809180
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log28:09:1988 GC created 08:12:1988 PG input 24:01:19
Word Count175
TranscriptBarque "Henry James"
July 26/86

My dear Mother Willie & Jane
We arrived here after a long passage of 89 days all will nothing
but light winds & calms all the way we are now busy discharging & I
hope to have all the evals and by the 31st unless that we load here
I do not know yet whither we will load here or not but I hope we will
I like the place very much I was glad to hear that you are all well
at home which leaves & [leaves?] If per ton by taking 600 tons to Portland
we will not make much at that rate it is enough to let a fellow crazy I hope
John & family are well also your father & Mother
We came around to hear about Mrs McGriffin having broken her arm Mr Mc
Griffin is well & sends his kind regards to all so Harry has got another
daughter he is doing well.
Kind love to all the children hoping to find you all in good health as I