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Title: James Buchanan, New York to Robert Buchanan, Milford.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBuchanan, James/34
SenderBuchanan, James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew York, USA
DestinationMilford, Co. Donegal, Ireland
RecipientBuchanan, Robert
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD1473: Presented by K. Baxter, Milford, Co. Donegal.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N.Ireland.
Doc. No.9705029
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 01:05:97.
Word Count369
Transcript940 Fullerton St.
Brooklyn, N.Y.
12th August 1889.

Dear Robert,
I hope long before this reaches you
that you will have safely reached Milford.
I had a letter last week from Mrs Osborne
in which she states that Thomas Matson had
left the house and gone up street, so that
I suppose you will have the house to
yourselves. I suppose you will have to do
your own cooking, and keep Bachelor's hall
the best way you know how, you ought to
get a woman for a few days and have the
house scrubbed from Garret to Kitchen and
open all the windows that will open and
give it a thorough ventilation. It seems
John Hunter wants to buy the field from my
father and has offered him twenty-seven
pounds for it, and my father is very
anxious to sell it and get the money, but
it would only kill him all the sooner if
he had the money, besides I don't want that
field sold just now. It will be worth quite
as much any time after this as now and my
father has no use for twenty-seven pounds,
you and I are both getting old, and we don't
know what accidents or misfortune would make
us glad to have a home in Milford, and the
house without the field would not be so
valuable, so I hope before this you have
emphatically protested against parting with
the field.
It is very likely the Agent could take it
from him as he has sublet it as well as the
home, and perhaps it would be as well when
the year of the present tenant expires that
he should not rent it next year but just let
it lay at rest for a year or two.
Mrs Osborne has told me that she can get
no woman to stay in the house on account of
old Margaret, so I would banish her from the
house whilst you are in Milford. I am going
on my vacation this week. I will be away for
a month and if I don't feel better than I have
been at the end of that time possibly I might
take a trip over to Ireland
write soon,
Your Affectionate Brother
James Buchanan