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Title: Hogan, Michael to Hogan, Mathew, 1854
CollectionOceans of Consolation [D. Fitzpatrick]
SenderHogan, Michael
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationex-convict, servant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginMelbourne, Australia
DestinationCappagh White, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
RecipientHogan, Mathew
Recipient Gendermale
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Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count377
Genrenews, money
TranscriptMelbourne Feby 2d 1854
My Dear Brother
I have written to yo[u] about eight weeks since and sent a draf[t] for
thirty pounds. For fear of a disappointment with the first I now send you
the other part which you will understand is for the same sum the first was
for if you received it. You were mistaken in regard to the thirty eight pound
you were of opinion my wife sent some time ago. She sent the ten pounds
and the other part was sent by a friend unknown to her or me untill your
letter reached here. I would have sent more money but I am told and glad
to hear it that you are doing well and not in want of any thing. The times
here are more uncertain than home. A person with a family [m]ust keep a
reserve for fear the times might change as they have often done.
I have made all enquiry about John Dwyer but Could not hear anything
of him untill lately. Instead of Coming here his vessel was put into
Morton Bay. Both me and Mick English are endeavering to learn of some
of them who Come from there where to direct a letter to him and are both
willing to pay his passage to here as soon as we Know where to write to.
If you hear from My Brother James send me word. I might have an oppertunity
of writing to him as there are a great many vessels from here to
America. I have seen the two Terry Ryans one from Moon-Voan and Ter
from Bun a rea. They are both Gone to the deggings. Ter of Moon Vane
was with his Brother John in Vandiamens land. He has a big family and
doing well. Margret Callaghan is married and doing well about forty miles
from here. She told me she meant to send money to have her sisters come
out. If they are Coming out you might send a letter by them along with
one by post and then I am sure to get either.
Yours &c.
Michl Hogan
Direct to the Care of Mr. Maurice Feehan friend in hand Little Collins
Street for me.

Mr. Mathew Hogan
Cooper Cappagh White