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Title: An Emigrant in Chicago, U.S.A. to His Parents, Ireland
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginChicago, Illinois, USA
Recipient Gendermale-female
SourceD2709/1/2: Presented by Miss Shanks, Ballyfounder, Portaferry, County Down
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9501356
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 26:01:1995.
Word Count234
Transcript(direct Post off [office?] Box
Chicago January 1st 1865

Dear Father & Mother

I now lift my pen to let
you know that i am well
hoping this will find
you enjoying the same
blessing i received your cind [kind?]
& welcom [welcome?] letter last night
and it grieved me to know
that father was sick and
who you have been treated
since i left you would like
i had went home this winter
and i was bent on gowing [going?]
but their was nothing a
dowing [doing?] in New york this winter
and it would been rather
expencive [expensive?] to paid my way
their [there?] and back again
as i could not think off [of?]
living to home now i am gowing [going?]
to write to william this day
to send you $100 doll [dollars?] i could
have sent it from here but
i did not want to chainge [change?] my
Green Backs dear mother
dow [do?] not let your self want
for while i am able to earn
a dollar you shall have
it i have been thinking it
would bee [be?] better for you to
come out this summer if you
thought you could stand
the voyage but you can
pleas [please?] your self i could pay
your passages in chicago
clear threw [through?], William &
Isabella are cumming [coming?] from
Canada next week up
here the times is rather
dull here now but their is
good prospects a head

[Incomplete Letter]