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Title: Letter from Robert Campbell St Louis to his Niece Mary Clarke Cochranton. Penn.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCampbell, Robert/7(2)
SenderCampbell, Robert
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginSt. Louis, Oklahoma?, USA
DestinationPennsylvania, USA
RecipientClarke, Mary
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceFrank Collins
ArchiveFrank Collins
Doc. No.903004
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument Added by JMullan, 02/03/2009
Word Count443
TranscriptSt Louis
March 26th 1852

Dear Mary,

I received your very agreeable letter of 2nd inst a few days ago and am please to learn that yourself your husband and children are quite well and about to establish yourself in a home of your own where I trust you will enjoy much happiness and prosperity.

I am surprised to learn that you did not receive the letter I wrote you in answer to your former one to me written I think in November. I directed to one James Cochran Cochranton, Crawford, Co Penn. but as it contained nothing of importance you need not trouble yourself about it.

As regards the young woman you wrote about who you wish to have brought out from Ireland, I know nothing but you had better write to your uncle Hugh on the subject as you of course have not the means to accomplish this object yourself, as my object was to only advance so much as you did not posses yourself to arrange for you own comfortable living, and it certainly would be clearly wrong to provide for others until you have yourself made enough to be entirely independent of your own industry. You should set about to lay up money to guard against misfortune in case of hardship & as you cannot possibly expect any further assistance. I mention all this possibly from a misunderstanding of your allusion to this girl in Ireland and wishing to caution you against extravagances.

I had a letter yesterday from your uncle Hugh in which he says that he has written to our sister Annie to come out in the Steamer City of Glasgow which is sailing from Liverpool for Phil 26th May next. I wrote sister Ann urging her to come out and make a visit here even if but for a few months as I can long desires of seeing her and cannot without great inconvenience visit Ireland at present I an inclined to think she will visit us in June. (Sister Ann did visit America between 26 May - 01 Sep 1852)

I hope to hear a good account of Andrew and yourself now that you have the opportunity of establishing a name and ? for yourselves with many advantages that few persons coming to America possess.

Virginia and our two little boys are in good health, which of course makes us happy. No greater blessing can be experienced on earth than the enjoyment of health.

When you see our relation present my kind compliments although not personally known to them.

I shall be pleased to hear from you occasionally as you may find leisure.

My Love to Andrew and the children.

Yours Affectionately

Robert Campbell