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Title: John Walker, Caufield, Ontario, To A. Lowry, Co Donegal.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWalker, John/16
SenderWalker, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCanfield, Ontario, Canada
DestinationBallindrait, Co. Donegal, Ireland
RecipientLowry, Andrew and family
Recipient Gendermale-female
Relationshipnephew-uncle / cousins
SourceT.2018/25: Copied by Permission of: Miss K Lowry, Argrey, Raphoe, Co. Donegal, Ireland. #TYPE EMG John Walker, Caufield, Ontario, Canada, To Andrew Lowry, Raphoe, Co. Donegal. 28th March 1891.
ArchivePublic Record Office Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8811004
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log05:12:1988 GC created 07:09:1989 ET input 11:09:19
Word Count473
TranscriptMr Andrew Lowry
Argrey - Raphoe
Cy [County?] Donegal
Caufield 3 28th [18?] 91

Dear Uncle & family
I now take pleasure in writing you a few lines
to let you know that we are all
well at present hoping to hear from
you all enjoying the same Blessing
Mother keeps verry [very?] smart she is able
to be around all the time, Sometimes
making her own Bed & considerable
work around the House, she has made
me four shirts within a short time
Uncle John Lowry is to our house Every day
Sometimes twice a day & Sometimes three
times a day he has quite a path made
from his place to ours, i [I?] take quite a number
of papers i [I?] get six a week and he reads them
Mrs Lowry Sen [Senior?] is with her youngest
daughter in Oneida her Husband has
been sick But he is better again i [I?] think
she will be home in about a week then
he will not be so lonesome - Mr & Mrs
Lowry Jr [Junior?] and family are all well
and Mr & Mrs Cranston & family are all well
the Boys were over here a week ago
will [well?] we have got settled down to Business
again our Elections are over with for
the present But when parliament meets
the 29th of april - there will be some lively
times, Between the McGreevy Scandal
and Several others are Brought to light
the [they?] will have a hard time of it
and some of the leading men of the
Conservative party thinks it will be
a short lived Government i [I?] will
send you papers when the debates
in the House takes place, i [I?] sent you
three papers two days ago i [I?] hope you will
receive them one of them a paper from U.S.
giving the particulars of the New Orleans Riot
we have had a verry [very?] mild winter not
much cold weather and verry [very?] little snow
we have had a great deal of rain
and verry [very?] high water something verry [very?]
uncommon for this section of country
the weather at the present is all
that could be desired grass is beginning
to look green & fall wheat is
Looking well if we have more
frost and cold East winds fall
wheat will be a large yield
& meadows are looking well if we
have as large a yield of hay as
we had last year i [I?] do not know what
farmers will do with it, it can be
be bought now from three to four
dollars a ton first class hay i [I?]
will now come to a close hoping
you will be all well when you Receive
this & we all join in Sending our
Love fo you all - I Remain
Your Affectionate Nephew
Jno [John?] Walker
Caufield P.O. [Post Office?]
Ont [Ontario?] Write Soon