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Title: David Linsey, Tyrone, to Thomas or Andrew Fleming, Pennsylvania.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Filelindsey, david/10
SenderLindsey, David
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbusinessman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCo. Tyrone, N.Ireland
DestinationPennsylvania, USA
RecipientFlemming, Thomas and Andrew
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD3561/A/18: The Papers of E.R.R. Green, presented by Dr P. R. Green.
ArchivePublic Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9307016
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogAction By Date Document added by J T, 01:07:1993.
Word Count431
TranscriptPapers of Prof. E.R.R. Green

(Copies of emigrant letters collected by and sent to E.R.R. Green
as part of his research project on emigration)

                   Deposited by Dr. P.R. Green

Letter dated "March ye 19th, 1758". From David Lindsey of
County Tyrone, Northern Ireland to Thomas Fleming or
Andrew Fleming, Pennslyvania.

                                        March ye 19th, 1758
Dr.[Dear?] Cusen [Cousin?]
             I had upertunity [opportunity?] of reading
your letter that was sent to your father-in-law, which gave
me great satisfaction to here [hear?] you were all in good
health and fortuned so well as to be possessed in so good a
bargain of lands. We are all in good health. I bless God for
all his mercies, and yr. [your?] uncle David is helthy
[healthy?] and harty [hearty?], and all do join in our love
and compliments to you and your families and enquiring
friends. I expected account oftener from you, only times being
troublesome in that country with wars that we were assured
that you were all ded [dead?] or killed. The good bargains of
your lands in that country doe [do?] greatly encourage me to
pluck up my spirits and make Redie [ready?] for the Journey,
for we are now oppressed with our lands at 8s per acre and
other improvements, cutting our land in two-acre parts, and
Quicking, and only two years' time for doing it all [--?] ye,
we cannot stand more. I expected a letter from you more
oftener, or that cusen [cousin?] Wm. [William?] Fleming
would come over before this time; but these things does not
Discourage me to goe [go?], only we depend on ye [you?] for
Derections [directions?] in the goods fitting to take to
that place. I had disappointment of 20s worth of Lining
[linen?] clothye [cloth?] I sold, and had James Hoskins' bond
for the money. The merchant ran away, and I had great truble
[trouble?] in getting my money, so that was deleavered
[delivered?]. Brother John Fleming is dead, and brother James
Lindsey is married again to one Hoskins, and his son Robert
has service to his uncle, James Martin, and desires to know
if he will redeem him if he goes over there. He is a good
favour and is willing to work for his passage till it's paid.
Your Cusen [cousin?] in Desert master [martin?] is all in
health. Cusen [cousin?] Mary to let you know that all my
father's family is in helth [health?] and joins in ye love
to ye. My father is very far spent, and I expect to see him
buried before I leave the place. Your father and my uncle
Andrew is but tender in helth [health?]. Sarah Rickets
desires to be remembered in her love to her sister Nelly and
other friends. Our living is dear in this place.
I conclude with my love to you and all friends there. I am
yours till death.
                            David Lindsey.