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Title: Arthur McAuley, Tomales, California, Describing Life in America
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Filemcauley, arthur/39
SenderMcAuley, Arthur
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer?
Sender Religionunknown
OriginTomales, California, USA
Recipient Genderunknown
SourceT3507/3/1: Photocopied by Courtesy of Mr M. McSparren
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9411001
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT/JW, 10:10:1994.
Word Count574
TranscriptTomale July 1879

Dear Sir I now sit
Down to write you
a few lines to let
you know that I am
well at Present
hoping to find you
all in the same,
this is a Preity [Pretty?] rough
country I would say
it was Hill [Hell?] and I
bleive [believe?] the are no Irish
man there but no mistake
it is the [second?]
Place I expect to
see cowan butchering
here after He leaves
there People here say
this year ends this
World and if that be
so we will soon all
meet in the sporting
Ground the People Here
Do not believe much
in god the are a little feard [feared?]
of the dog with the cloven
foot - the greatest Pagan
in Ireland when he would
be here a week would not say
one word of prayer let Him out even [---?]
Hugh White
I used to say my Prayers
after I came but I seen
it was no use for all the
time I Had to be in bed
and there forgot them all
together well Robert I
mean all I say I Do
not advise any man or
woman to leave the old Contry [Country?]
that can get transportation
at Home for it is Prefarable [preferable?]
to this Contry [Country?]
the [----?] I am as Happy
as the Day is long and
that is long enough about 18
Hours on an average; this contry [country?]
would answer Mary Jane, for
she would git [get?] Her Prates [potatoes?]
and [Mangle?] meals 3 times
a Day only it would would not
answer letitia for the tea
Here is as a clear as your
spout if charles McVeigh
was as [w---?] of america
as I am He would not go
far in a Hogs Head but if
He would get the [----?]
He must mind His work
and go on but that would be
nothing to Him the People
talk about the ships grub
the get Here but I was
as well but I was as well fed
with [----?] as everI was Here only on Sunday
I got as many [mates?] as
ever [-----?] got
Bernard Magell could
get no young cuckoos in
this contry [country?] very Hard for a man
to Pay 6 Pound a month for Has 3
or 4 Hundred acres of oats not
a Hare better than Mcfalls was now
as most crops at home would be
bought a good crops in this contry ...
for farm and dairy produce the mostly depends
on potatoes here but the are no
Price for them this year the
now only from 20 to 30 cents a
hundred and the mostly were
from 2 or 3 hundred cents
I supose [suppose?] yous had a Big time as
the 12 the are no word if anything
of the sort here everyone...
the find nearest I would like to
have a [----?] to hear of the [----?]
and see how the harvest was this summer
the ar [are?] nothing a see as Plentiful in
this contry [country?] as you Liking there Blankets
and looking for work and [Doubt?] [---?]
[--?] [--?] Before a man or woman emigrates
let them get Patrick Hunters
advice I must conclude for now
of men only we are the true
born sons of [Ulia?] Arthur McAuley
I would like
to know if
Dan randle
be married yet
Arthur McAuley
Tomale Marine county