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Title: John McElderry, Bristol, Pa. to his uncle, [Ireland?].
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Filemcelderry, john/32
SenderMcElderry, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBristol, Penn., USA
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 2414/19: Copied by Permission of Dr Helen Megaw, c/o 66 Malone Road, Belfast 9.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9007079
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 07:02:1994
Word Count176
TranscriptBristol Dec 9th 1853

Dear Uncle
You will I have no doubt some
Surprise depicted on your countenance when you look
at the Signiture [Signature?] attatched [attached?] to this brief epistle My Father requests me to write in his name and [I?]
assure you it would give me great pleasure in doing so
if it were other matter that he wished to comment upon
I can say however before touching on Fathers buisness [business?] that
would have been glad to have had the privelage [privilege?] of hearing
from you or any of my cousins for many years past and
undertaking to open a correspondance [correspondence?] I would say that
I will take it as a favour if you will return an answer
to this my first effort of comunicating [communicating?] with you
We are all enjoying reasonable good health at this present
time Father is failing gradualy [gradually?] and with conciousness
[consciousness?] of that Period when we must all lay our heads low in the dust professes to be ready for that eventful day
His buisness [business?] as he gives me to understand is that
you be kind enough to enquire into and make a settlement
of Money coming to my Mother from Ballycastle and
and inform him thereof. He says that his daughter Jane
had the use of the Interest for the benefit of her children
as long as She remained in Ireland. And he would like
to know how and how much she received, and wishes you
to forward what money may be coming to him by Interest
or otherwise at the same time deducting therefrom
your own Expences [Expenses?] and any that may [l--gly?] incurred
I had some thoughts of taking a trip Home this
Winter to see my friends and have this buisness [business?] seen
to through the persuasing of Father and Sisters but
the buisness [business?] I am in would not allow me the time
this fall. And I assured father that you could attend
to it in the best possible maner [manner?] in doing so you will
much oblige a [Father?] Brother and his Son