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Title: [Nicholas Martin?], Chicago to Hugh Glenn, Ballywalter, Co. Down.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Filemartin, nicholas/3 (2)
SenderMartin, Nicholas
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginChicago, Illinois, USA
DestinationCo. Down, N.Ireland
RecipientGlenn, Hugh
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 2709/1/78: Presented by Miss Shanks, Ballyfounder, Portaferry, County Down.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9102073
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 07:09:1993.
Word Count354
TranscriptTo:    Hugh Glenn
       Bally Walter [Ballywalter?]
       Co [County?] Down Ireland

From:  [Nicholas Martin?]
       Chicago Jan [January?] 29th

Dear Sir
I received your faviour [favour?] of
the 9th this day and
I am glad that
you are in good health
And found all your
friends Enjoying the
same Blessing there
is nothing of new
Importance Since
I wrote to you there
Is not many vessels
changing hands
there [stained] is stuff
[stained] not here of aney [any?]
contracks [contracts?] a makeing [making?]
as yet Will [William?] McMillan
has Bought
A vessell [vessel?] called [torn]
Trueman Moss I have
not heared [heard?] the Price
Grain Freights the
last I heared [heard?] was
12 cents John Long and
Ripley was down the
West Store to Green
Bay there is aney [any?]
amout [amount?] of stuff a
getting out John
Long has Chartered
to send his vessels
to Manetwock [Manitowoc?] in
the spring at 3 [-?]
per cord for wood
Miss Baile has not
Been around since
you left nor can
William find her
I am afraid you
Will lose her

Bella and the young
one is in good health
Hugh William feels
Bad now. to think he
Did not go home for
to try to get the farm
But he says that
he hops [hopes?] you will
Be able to gain
the Women. Farm
or not Farm yourself
go in for mony [money?] and
Try, and Win! I
think we will have
a good summer and
you may feel a little
stiffer in your choice
Charley [Charles?] McVea
and Lady was in
Chicago last Week Ch [Charles?]
Is wanting to buy
a house and Lot
and move to [torn]
James Warnock Is
goieing [going?] to get married
to Miss Kerr! there
has been a verry [very?]
Cold snap about
the coldest we had
this winter I has last
about 8 days James Robinson
Is well and holding on
to the Veremont
  Bella says If
you do not get
a Wife out with
you that there will be
no chance for you
here as Miss Baile
says no nice young
Gierl [Girl?] will have you
I hope you will bring out
some Whelks as the [they?] would
Be useful about Bridgeport
there lots of oysters