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Title: John Walker, Ontario to Andrew Lowry, Co. Donegal.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWalker, John/14
SenderWalker, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationagricultural machinery salesman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCanfield, Ontario, Canada
DestinationBallindrait, Co. Donegal, Ireland
RecipientLowry, Andrew
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 2018/15: Copied by Permission of Miss K. Lowry, Argrey, Raphoe, Co. Donegal.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8903138
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 22:10:1993.
Word Count521
TranscriptMr. Andrew Lowry
Bellindrate [Ballindrait?]

Canfield April 8th 1889

Dear Uncle
I now take the oppertunity [opportunity?]
of sending you these few lines to let you
know that we are all well at Present
hoping to hear from you all enjoying the
same Blessing i received your Kind
Letter on the 3rd inst we were glad to hear
you were all well - and i received two papers
the week Before which Uncle John Lowrie got
as soon as i read them and i think he read
them twice over Mother keeps quite smart
she is round all the time and does
most of her own work She has her grand daughter
staying with us at Present and says she
will stay with us as long as we want her
Uncle John Lowrie is in our house every day &
some days twice he is looking first rate
he is fleshy & Rugged looking his son
& sons Wife & family are all well Mrs Lowrie
Aunt Ellen is in Oneida with her daughter
Jane at Present we have done no seeding
hear [here?] yet of any account some odd farmers
have sowed oats & spring wheat But we
have had six inches of Snow last week and
it left the ground verry [very?] wet But the snow
is all gone and it is drying verry [very?] fast again
we will be at seeding this week we have
a good Prospect for fall wheat it never looked
Better in the spring than at present and
if the Summer is favourable we will have
a Big crop, we had a large crop last
year in spring grain every thing was good
only fall wheat & hay which did not
average half a crop
you have to pay good Prices for Machines
in Ireland if i could get such Prices
here we could Make Lots of Money But Prices
is pretty well cut here i can sell Machines
a great deal cheaper now than Prices i sent
you some time ago i can sell a good steel
Binder that One Span of horses can handle
all day with ease, and cut & tie with cord

One Acre Every hour in the day with ease
for $125.00 25 pounds, and give two years
time to Pay for it and we will pick up
grain Straighten it out and tie it if it
Lays as flat as a pancake or cut
on a side hill or going sideways sometimes
a man has to go along & hold on to the table to
keep it from tumbling over we can drive any
Place with our Binders a man could drive
with any mower or reaper i send you a
couple of papers you will see [somes?] of our
debates on the Jesuit Bill all i have
against it is Letting the old Pope have any
thing to do with it i will have to fetch
this to a close and if you are as long answering
this as you were the last i will have time
to write you a quire of foolscap paper
i will give you all particulars next time.
Your Affectionate Nephew
Jno [John?] Walker
Canfield P.O.
Ont [Ontario?]