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Title: Nicholas Martin, Chicago, To William Shaw, County Down.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Filemartin, nicholas/31
SenderMartin, Nicholas
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginChicago, Illinois, USA
DestinationCo. Down, N.Ireland
RecipientShaw, William
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipson and father in-law
SourceD2709/1/88A: Presented by Miss Shanks, Ballyfounder, Portaferry.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9502176
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 15:02:1995.
Word Count277
TranscriptChicago Dec. [December?] 26th [---?]
Wm. [William?] F. Shaw
Co. Down Ireland

Dear Sir
I hope you found all your friends In
good health when you arrived in Ireland,
we see by telegraph that you had a quick
passage over. We have had very cold
weather...[remainder of page missing]
Hugh Glenn was up and all the young
ones was at the Baptist Church having
a supper there and a general good time
of it. I hope you had a pleasant time
of it yourself. The baby will soon
be able to run around so Bella says
Dan McKillop left the sunday after you
I see he has arrived by telegraph
There is nothing a doing...[remainder of page
Paris 9,000 S & Hanson $15,000 I have not
went to see anything about buying as yet
the ask as much for a vessel that is 4 & 5
years old as what the cost to build
[--?] got settled with Loomis our [----?]
stand about $14,500 total yours and Sams
is a little over 18,000 mine stands about
$16,500 but he is hard up...[remainder of page
Seventh cleared neat profits this year
nigh $7,000 and since I bought her she
has netted nigh $19,000 Glad Tidings cleared
over $7,000 for all season So she came up
[neated?] nigh $8,000 Between the vessels
and sailines [sailings?] this season our
total incomes has been $18,000...[remainder of
page missing]
Christmas I will write in a few days
Bella is going to write to her Mother
in a few days give my kindest regards
to your Mother and same to our friends
Nicholas Martin
P.S. Willie Robb is dead...
sick two days that is where...
and [----?] is lost...[ends]