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Title: John James Murphy to Martin Murphy, 28 October 1868
CollectionArgentina - Murphy
SenderMurphy, John James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationcattle breeder
Sender Religionunknown
OriginUncalito, Argentina
DestinationHaysland, Co. Wexford, Ireland
RecipientMurphy, Martin
Recipient Gendermale
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Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count291
Genrepayments, family
TranscriptFlor del Uncalito

Dear brother Martin,
My principal object for writing you these hurried lines is first to inform that we are all in the enjoyment of good health, and next to let you know that Nicholas Murphy's brother of Muckranstown will hand over to you sixty pounds (£60 sterling) on his brother Nicholas' account, who has purchased sheep and entered in with me as medianero, or in other words on halves. The balance he is to send out to him here. I arranged the business so as to leave you some at home. Let James have forty (£40) as he may be most in need of it, and you keep the £20. I did not intend sending any till after selling the wool. But for the circumstance being so favourable to have it arranged so without expenses. I got no letters by last mail. I finished shearing on yesterday. The wool has turned out pretty clean, but prices are very low, and a poor demand. I expect carts to load the wool this week if they keep their word. I shall soon be in Bs. As. from whence I shall write you again. Brother William is shearing. He has carts at his house loading as he shears. They are also shearing at Rojas. They have carts engaged also, so we expect to have all our wool in pretty early the year. As yet we have no account of the Gauls. I note your remark as having got the money. The weather has been very broken up to now, but favourable for the camp.
Ellen joins me in sending kind love to all, and I remain your dear brother,

John J. Murphy