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Title: John Carse, Pennsylvania, to "Brother Robert."
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCarse, John/19
SenderCarse, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginErie, Penn., USA
DestinationCo. Down, N.Ireland
RecipientCarse, Robert
Recipient Gendermale
SourceDonated by Mrs. I.J. Beattie, 120 Carsonstown Rd., Lisowen, Saintfield, Ballynahinch, Co. Down, BT24 7JN
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9903072
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 09:03:99.
Word Count886
TranscriptErie. P.a. [Pennsylvania?] June 15th 1857

Brother Robert
in Haste I take my Pen to
write you a few lines about your intintention
[intention?] of leaving Belfast for Austrillia
[Australia?] Banish such a thought out
of your Head for the Present if Possible far of
[off?] Hills looks Green Queen Victorias Convict
Settlements may be agood [a good?] Place But
I cannot think it I would advise you
about coming to this country some years
ago but knowing of Ireland being so much improved and
the Buisiness [Business?] you commenced being so
prosperous I [declined?] advising as I am aware there
is and will be money to be allways [always?] made in
that Beautyful [beautiful?] Town of Belfast
I know by your letter that George is not doing his
duty but he must and will I will write to him
immeadeatly [immediately?] if that do not do I will
go over this fall if Health Permits and talk with him
It is as much for his Benifit [benefit?] as yours for
you to stop with him I want him to take you in as
Partener [partner?] in the Buisiness [business?]
you know all about it now and know there is money
to be made you talk of Thos [Thomas?] going over
you would answer him better than Tom he is not
acquant [acquainted?] with the Buisinefs [business?]
would take some time to learn do not get discouraged
things may look Dark in your favour at Present you
have served 4&« years faithfully and Honestly and you
must have your due reward look at the Prospects
George had when he served his five years
to Wardlow things looked Gloomy he would
then been Glad to Bound himself to Sea
if he had been younger he Put several
years of rather discouraging times See the
Change that has taking [taken?] Place for the
Better your Chances May be Equally as Good if not
Better George will surely Back you as
much as the Wardlows done him another thing you
must have more help dont be affraid [afraid?] hire
Plenty as for keeping the [Books?] up to the [Handle?]
I think you ought not to greave [grieve?] at that I
dont know how you are in figures but for writing you
are excellent I wish you [seen?] some of the
Business writer we have here as soon as the
Business increases [as?] I will hire a Book keeper
[or?] some young man in place of Lowry I would not
be Bothered with him I would not care whos [whose?]
son he is do not get disheartened look at the scholar
you are [by?] me and I have always been in places
where scholarship was needed I have got
through some Pretty tight Places with Poor Education
there will soon be enough for you till do out side
Making Sails [Sales?] and other things without Keeping
Books George will have enough till do attending
to Money Matters and Purchasing Stock
I had a letter from Tom yesterday he is will [well?]
he will not go home if his health keeps
good he is so engaged that he cannot get away
right and another thing he is now established in
a Buisiness [business?] that will pay him well in
sometime I do not know of any young man at Present
has a Better chance than Thos [Thomas?] he is known
from East to West to be the Best Buisiness [business?]
Clerk on any R Road [railroad?] in a few years he could
command any salary he would wish the Superintendent he
is with only commenced some few years ago
he has now eight thousand five Hundred
Dollars Per year and can get more I would
not like to advise Thomas to leave at Present
if his health only Stands the test if not
I would insist on him going home he
could get good Situations there on R Roads
[rail roads?] he knows more about the like at
Present nor many big officiers [officers?] you
have there do not go away if Possible
Thomas and I has been [very?] uneasy about you
since your letter arrived I may go over in fall
to see you I expect a letter from you soon I
would rather have your chance Poor as it looks
at Present as be bothered with a large farm
and Labourers so scarce I was sure happy
to hear that Mother and all our Brothers
was well and was likely to do well
what is John McCann about what
is [Tom?] [Craskerey?] doing how is Wardlow
getting along. I see in the American Papers
that the Sir Collin Campbell is lost
I had a letter from uncle Jimmy McCann
all well Mary is Married and gone West
the rest all doing well I seen a letter
from Johnny [Boal?] the [they?] are all well
talk about selling out and moving to Kansas
William Jamison and family is well
I am well at Present I hope you
Mother and Brother are all well
I hope this will not be the last chance I
will have of writing you in Belfast Keep
this Private I will write to George
immeadeatly [immediately?] and tell him my mind
would it do any good if [D?] Cleland would talk
with him let me know
Your Brother as ever John Carse