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Title: Thomas Brown, Philadelphia, USA to James Brown, Belfast, NI
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBrown, Thomas/29
SenderBrown, Thomas
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationlinen trader
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientBrown, James
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 3688: Deposited by C. MacLaughlin Esq.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9410313
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 20:10:1994.
Word Count312
TranscriptPhiladelphia March 30th 1834
Dear Nephew
Years have roll'd by since I
heard from you - while your correspondent, William, lived
I heard of you occasionally, but now alas, marriages &
Death take place & I hear of either by mere chance.
My Mother, Sam & family are well; Jane is at present
at New Orleans - I have enjoyed an uncommon share
of good health, as likewise Mrs Brown & my children.
How are my sisters, remember me affectionately to them
& to those who yet recollect me -
I have been induced to write from being
informed, [Woodburn?] Potter, intends visiting your town
& may impose himself on you as a relation of mine -
do not receive him as such, he is unworthy [sic] your
notice - I am sorry I have to be so plain, but his
actions towards his Father, (who is now Dead) & myself
warrant my so doing. His Father disowned him sometime
previous to his death (which was hastened by his unpardonable
conduct) - Have you heard from Ballymena lately -
does Mr Aickin [?] still reside there? I have not heard
from him a long time - I wrote to him on the same
unpleasant subject, warning not to be deceived as I
have been - Business is dull - The past has been
one of the mildest winters ever experienced here.
I should like to hear from you soon & to know if
W. P. has made himself known to you or any of my
family - he has been vending a medical syrup in this
City & likely will elsewhere.
I remain
With respect
Your Uncle
Thomas Brown
No. 238 Market St. [.......?]

I must not close without asking about your Brothers
& Sisters, tell them I think of them much oftener than they
do of me - Mrs. Brown & family joins in Best Wishes to
you & them.