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Title: John Carse, [?] to "Brother Robert".
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCarse, John/27
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. N.Ireland.
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9903078
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 09:03:99.
Word Count736
Transcript Nov 24th 1861

Brother Robert
I Received two papers
from you yesterday and one from Sam
I was very happy to hear that Mother
and all was well. You wished to know
if Thomas and his young Bride called
to see me since the [they?] got married
I wrote you in a Newspaper that I had
the pleasure of seeing them both as the
[they?] were on there [their?] way East
on there Wedding Tour. Thomas has made a
Good choice Matilda Bradly [Bradley?] is
a fine young Woman will make a kind and
affectionate Wife the [they?] stopped but
a few hours here as Matilda was the first
sister in law I ever had the pleasure of
seeing I intended making her a handsome
present but having little time
and not knowing what she might fancy I
just Bought a Beautifull [beautiful?]
Ladys Pocket Book put fifty Dollars
Gold in side and presented to her before
she left in the train for the East
I went in the train 45 miles with
them I would not know Matilda as
it is about ten years since I seen any
of the family - the [they?] had a very
pleasant trip was well received by many
friends in New York Philladelphia
[Philadelphia?] Pittsburgh and
other places the [they?] [called?]
the [they?] arrived [Back?]
to Jeffersonville much pleased with
there [their?] trip and commenced
housekeeping Thos [Thomas?] had everything
fixed up in Style
I had a letter from them both lately
we have a right all to be proud of
a young Brother like Thomas His Superior
is not in this or any other Country
the Prince of Wales or any Lords son
in Ireland could not get the same
respect Shown to them as Thomas
can the [they?] could not take a pleasure
trip on there [their?] Wedding tour through all
the Uniteded [United?] States and have a free
pass on every Road as Iona and
his Lady Had He Has a first class
pass for every Road in the Union
that is Good Evidence of a Smart young Man
it was by my advice that Thomas
came to this country we commenced
Here without money and without friends
as we never troubled our Uncles Aunts
and relations very much Except
Spending Money to go and see them we
Both Shaped our on [own?] Course and Steered
our own Canoe - without the assistance
of any person Except the Good American
Friends we made here by Good Conduct
and strict Persevering in Business
we Have both Spent more mony [money?]
in this country than ever we had the
Pleasure of seeing in Ireland - every
change that Thomas has made he is
sure to ask my advice first I have
allways [always?] gave my consent as I know
he is a young man of Excellent judgement
as he has now got Married to a fine
young Woman he will have a friend to
advise with that is Smart & well educated
He could not have made a better choice
Many a time I told him never to Marry a yankee
I am happy to say he has not forgotten his
Native Land Navygation [navigation?] here is
drawing to a Close Business has been very Good
on the Lakes this fall there is Such a demand for
Grain to England I wish the War was
over everything would go on as Brisk as
ever if Mr Titterington calls to see you
tell them that there [their?] son Ewd
[Edward?] is well I let him go
a pleasure trip on one of Mr
Reeds vesells [vessels?] to Canada he has some
friends in Toronto I expect Him Back
next week Please remember me to
Mother and all our friends I wanted
Thomas and Matilda to go over to Ireland
and see you all I think the [they?] would
[Have?] went but the Road he has charge of
is doing an immense Business Moveing [moving?]
Millatory Military Company and Stores to the War
as time is mony [money?] in this country He did not
Like to Leave a Good Salary the [they?] pay him
$140 per year at present the R.R [railroad?]
Company was so kind to allow him a month he did
not like to Stop longer Please give my
Respects to all enquiring friends Please
write immediately and let me know all news
I Remain your Brother as ever John Carse