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Title: Nicholas Martin, Chicago to William Shaw, Ballyfounder
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Filemartin, nicholas/33
SenderMartin, Nicholas
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginChicago, Illinois, USA
DestinationCo. Down, N.Ireland
RecipientShaw, William
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipson and father in-law
SourceD 2709/1/87: Presented by Miss Shanks, Ballyfounder, Portaferry, Co. Down
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9103030
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by C.R., 10:12:1993.
Word Count461


William Shaw
Co. [County?] Down Ireland

Dear Sir
You will think
me verry [very?] Tarday [Tardy?] in writing to
you I was always waiting to see
If I could buy a vessell [vessel?] I have
Bought at last Schr [Schooner?] Ada Madoria
from Whi[stained]
called the best built vessell [vessel?]
[stained] rest water She Is 5 years old
and Carries about 21000 Bushels
to Buffalo I was offered $14000 for
the Glad Tidings But would not
sell Sam has sold the 1/2 of the
Enterprise to Tom Sculley at [stained]
rate of $3000 Cash Down 1000 [stained]
provision has sold Vermont for
$13000 [stained]
Deacks [Decks?] and Deck frame on the Wooden
Vessels Is high in Price this winter
It has been very Cold this winter
We have got nothing done As yet
with the Vessels. Ada Madoria Is
In Toledo with Black Wallnot [Walnut?],
for Ogdens Fury She is full sized
Cannall Vessell [Canal Vessel?] Sam and Mrs is
in good health! I was sick
about one week with giddiness in the
head I was Vessell [Vessel?] Hunting about
3 Weeks and It was to Faitaging [too Fatiguing?]
for Mr Bella is in goo health
the children is sick with Hooping [Whooping?]
Cough Will think it is about time
you was back I suppose you
will be thinking it is about time
to start we have a good deal
of work to do we have not
got them scraped off this winter
It was so Cold It was below
zero all Winter Some Times
is [as?] Low As 22 Bella

Say she is sorry to here [hear?]
By your letters of all, the old
Maids and young Widdows [Widows?]
being married before you got
home, I had a letter from
my sister Betty last week
you can give her my Best
Respects She says in of her
letter that there is an
old aquaintance of mine by
[stained] called Adrew [Andrew?] Harper
you might call and see him
and if he wants aney [any?] Corn for
[stained] If you can spare give him
£1 for me mabey [maybe?] his famely [family?]
Is able to take care of him use
your own Judgement in the Case
Give my kindest Wishes to your Mother
and Sister and famely [family?] Liken
Bella to Remember me to all my
Aquaintances And when your
[stained] dont foreget [forget?] Sam Donaldson
[stained] The Folks in Bridgeport
[stained] all in good health Sam is
[stained] about selling out Mrs Regons
Property he is offered $3000
Cash $1500 Down Ballance in
one year I hope you had a
pleasant time of it at home
your sister Nancey [Nancy?] Is in good
health she was here about
3 Weeks Back We all Join
In send you our Kindest
Wishes And hope to soon
See you

Yours With Respect
Nicholas Martin
295 Main St. [Street?]
Chicago Ill. [Illinois?]