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Title: Fr Edward Kavanagh to Catherine Murphy, 1 February 1853
CollectionArgentina - Murphy
SenderKavanagh, Edward
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationclergyman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBuenos Aires, Argentina
DestinationHaysland, Co. Wexford, Ireland
RecipientMurphy, Catherine
Recipient Genderfemale
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Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count302
Genretravel arrangements, acquaintances
TranscriptBuenos Aires

My dear Madam,

Your son John requested of me to engage a passage for a son and a daughter of yours out to Buenos Aires for the barque “William Peil”, Captain John Bell. She will sail from Liverpool for Buenos Aires about the 1st April. I have written to Captain Sprott of Liverpool, the owner, and engaged a free passage for your son and daughter, and you may expect a letter from him in due time appraising you of it, and of the day of the “William Peil” sailing from Liverpool. Your son John intended sending you a small sum as a token of his affection, but as there is a revolution here at present, and no business doing, a bill of exchange can not be got. You may however expect his remittance by the first packet, which sails after business opens here. I have much pleasure in informing you of the good health of your sons John and William. John is perfectly independent and William is this year establishing himself through the instrumentality of John with a flock of sheep, which is the chief way of getting on in this country. John and William are esteemed and respected by all who know them, and are a credit to Wexford. Robert Hore, son of Stephen Hore, generally stops with them. There is nothing particular here to communicate, which interests you, more than that this country is at present in a state of revolution, and consequently a total cessation of business of every kind. Foreigners of course take no part in it, and are therefore safe. You need have no anxiety regarding your sons. With sincere respect I am, dear Madam,

Very truly yours
Edward Kavanagh
Chaplain to the Irish
Buenos Aires