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Title: Robert Williamson, Watsonville, [Ca?] to Uncles John & Robert.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWilliamson, Robert/17
SenderWilliamson, Robert
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginWatsonville, California, USA
DestinationCo. Armagh? N.Ireland?
RecipientJohn and Robert
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 2680/2/16: Copied by Permission of W. P. Williamson, Ahorey House, Richhill, County Armagh.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9007150
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 06:09:1993.
Word Count395
TranscriptTo: Robert and John [Williamson?]
From: Received Sept[ember?] 21

19 days
Watsonville Sept[ember?] 2nd [18?]74

Well my brave Uncle Robert
and John Father left here
this morning in quite A
hurry, and wanted me
to write you A few lines
He has started for what
is called the Lompoc Ra[?]
Ch. I will send you the
Santa Cruz Sentinel, you
will get an idea of what
the Ranch is or better than
I could give your Father
has taken A share but says
he wants to see it before
he pays any money on it.
There is great excitement
here and at Santa Cruz
concerning the Ranch
Several parties wanted to take
as high as A hundred Thousand
dollars worth of stock
but as [near?] [?] I [?] [?]
two shares is all [?] [?]
can take. I dont suppose [?]
any one knows how it will be
as the [?] are not [?]
Father wants to be chain carrier
if he can So when the Ranch
is divided and sold, [?]
[?] have the ad[?]
[?] each piece or [?]
It will take about two months
to survey the Ranch [?]
[?] [?] [?] want the job
as chain carrier [?] [?] [?]
[?] [?] he will get [?]
over the Ranch A few days
as soon as I hear from him
if he writes good news I will
let you know. I have asked
several persons that are well

acquainted with the land and
climate they all speak verry [very?]
highly of it. We will soon
know all about it wether [whether?] good
or bad. Judd has A new
well one hundred and forty
seven feet deep. The water
is verry [very?] soft and nice. I
have been busy the last week
or two hauling sand and
gravel preparing for winter
I think it will be better under
foot. I have three hundred and
fifty five sacks of wheat
off of Ten acres of land
My summer crop looks splendid
[?] Judds crop is looking well
We have not heard from
James for some time, he was
well when last heard from
Mother says she is looking
anxiously for you and Aunt
Caroline and family all are
well. Carrie and Jimmy are
[running?] about making as much
trouble as they can. Susie
and mother sends [their?] love to all
hoping to see you soon.
Write soon and let me hear
from you. My love to all
Robert S. Williamson