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Title: John James Murphy to Martin Murphy, 13 May 1866
CollectionArgentina - Murphy
SenderMurphy, John James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationcattle breeder
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBuenos Aires, Argentina
DestinationHaysland, Co. Wexford, Ireland
RecipientMurphy, Martin
Recipient Gendermale
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Word Count308
Genreperson recommendation
TranscriptBs. As.
My Dear Friends,

The bearer, Mr. Nicholas Lowe, is a friend of mine and a very respectable man. He leaves here on a visit to the old country for a few months, and will during his stay at home see those places and those people whose friends he is acquainted with out here. Knowing him to be a man or respectability and a friend of mine will be to you a sufficient recommendation. He is a man of independent circumstances and of money, years of experience in this country, and whatever information you receive from him you can rely on it to be true and correct. I send by him a locket with chain to sister Margaret as a token of my affection and regard for her. I should have got my likeness taken to go in it, but this I can do afterwards and forward it by letter. I believe his business home is for pleasure and consequently he will be desirous to see anything that will be worth seeing. He is like myself a bachelor, still living in a state of single blessedness, but perhaps may be more fortunate than me when there, and may return with a companion. He is acquainted with a large number of Wexford men. He has done services to many of them by giving them a beginning in sheep, and he is generally very much respected by every one who has the pleasure of his acquaintance. I missed sending a letter by this French packet though I had one written, but I shall write by next English mail. In conclusion I recommend Mr. Lowe to you for any information which he may require during his stay amongst you, and I remain as ever your sincere and affectionate brother,

John Murphy