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Title: Wm. Young, New York to Robert Taylor, Coleraine.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileYoung, William/8
SenderYoung, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationhas just set up a business
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew York, USA
DestinationColeraine, Co. Derry, N.Ireland
RecipientTaylor, Robert
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 1823/1: Copied by Permission of Miss F.C. Taylor, 60 Portstewart Rd., Coleraine, Co. Londonderry. #TYPE EMG Wm. Young, New York to Robert Taylor, Coleraine, Co. Derry, 18 March 1850: Emigrant Letter Comparing Social Conditions in New York to Those in Co
ArchivePublic Record Office N.Ireland.
Doc. No.8809157
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log23:09:1988 LT created 14:12:1988 pg input 19:01:19
Word Count671
TranscriptRobert A Taylor Esq
Church St
New York March 18th 1850

Dear Robert -
Yours of the 30th January to hand and I am very glad to hear
that you all are well and I thought that Gaw & Jefferson could have had
more friendship than to say they would not write me until I would write
them I thought my friends would have more sympathy for me a foriner
[foreigner?] and stranger in a strange land. I have not got aquainted
[acquainted?] with any of the young yankee girls that could compare with
Coleraine Derry or Ballymoney. I will feel rather lonely this summer
not knowing many people here, I will not enjoy myself as will [well?] as if
we were dancing on the Hills of Portstewart to Causeway or Portrush.
However you must not forget to remember me to all the young ladies of my
aquaintance [acquaintance?] when you meet again once more on the Hill
of Dunluce, and most particularily to Ballymoney & Derry - You know who
I mean tell me who Gaw & Jefferson have got in two with don't forget to
mention about your own love adventures since I left -
You say you would like to be in some snug corner with Kevin and I in
this village if you could spare the time to come over I can safely say
that your time would not be lost nor your money put to bad use, New York
is a [queer?] hole composed of good and bad characters sinners and saints -
French men & English, Germans & Irish and also a few Scotch Tom Dick &
Harry mix all together and scramble along the best way they can.
You will get segars [cigars?] for 3 cents finer than any you will get in
Coleraine and a good glass of Brandy for 6 cents so is you should
determine to pay us a flying visit we will treat you decently Richard
[Corsladell?] say he would travel [?] with you himself, I have got into
a situation and [Nevin?] has commenced business in partnership with a young
man named Lyle. Hugh is almost afraid to write to you as he treated you
so badly. I see Richard [Corsladell?] very often and Kevin and Clarke
sometimes he is talking about going over but I think it is not likely.
I saw finer girls in Liverpool than here perhapse [perhaps?] they
do not perambulate the streets so much as at home as soon as the [they?]
tak [take?] up a young chap they take him home with them I have got
very good since I came out I [?] nothing about such low characters
You must not forget to write on return as you are a gentleman at large
you can spare time to write per return of post and give me all the news of
Coleraine and the surrounding neighbourhood one thing I charge you to do
the first time you meet on a picknick [picnic?] party with any of my friends young ladies I mean you propose the health of your absent friend You must tell me how many friends how does Miss Neill look is her and [?] going to make it [up?] Now I think you have got a letter filled with a great deal of nonsense do not let any person see it of your female friends give my complements [compliments?] to your family the young ladies especially [especially?]
You can present my complements [compliments?] to Thomas Caldwell
and sisters and tell Messieurs Gaw & Jefferson I will be most happy to hear
from them and I think they ought to write to me, I have very little time
now that we are so busy but after sometime I will be more at leasure
[leisure?] and write to them
I send you a paper
I am Dear Robt
Your Sincere friend
William Young
ps Private would you ask Gaw if knows wither [whether?] Crawford the
Pawnbroker got a Post office order I sent him from Liverpool and if it was
all right [alright?]
W Young