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Title: Huston, James to Eddy, Robert, 1826
CollectionNew Brunswick Letters
SenderHuston, James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationlinen trader
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBandon, Co. Cork, Ireland
DestinationNew Bandon, N.Brunswick, Canada
RecipientEddy, Robert
Recipient Gendermale
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Word Count407
Genrewants to emigrate, trade's in a bad state, changes in currency, many are amigrating, decease, greetings
TranscriptBandon March 24th 1826

Dear Uncle,

May these lines find you and yours well and Happy.
We are well at present thank God. We received your letter of the thirteenth on Monday,
September the fifth and we were much pleased with the account it contained of your affairs
and how you were getting on. We do not lose sight of going to America as soon as it is possible for us. Trade at present is in the very worst state; very few of the looms in this whole town are going. The price of weaving coarse cotton is fell to 10 pence a pound, the trade of England if possible is worse than that of Ireland. We are at work for Mr. Harris since, we were not idle yet, but got regular employment we made the third loom and apprentice. The Lord has been very merciful to us and has done wonderfully for us we have the greatest reason to be thankful. Irish money was by an act of Parliament this year made like the English, an English shilling passes now in Ireland for an English shilling, the price of provisions is very high and the price of labour very low. Great Numbers are leaving this poor Kingdom for the United States and British Settlements. Tom Morris would be glad you’d send him a particular account in your next letter to us. Jason Burchill and his whole family are going to America the old man is living with Sam this long time past. Wills is in his old place still. I expect that after a short time Mr. Newman will get me a situation, one of the Parish Schools, — Mrs. Jones died of dropsy, Mrs. Scott, James Scott’s wife, Main Street is dead, John Dawson at the Mill is dead about two months. Last summer and Harvest were uncommonly hot — as to the little article you’ll receive along with this letter make no acknowledgement by any means for it, we [send] nine [coos] with it, and let us know in your next letter how your sight is and how you are coming on. We are living still in the same place. Wills joins us in sending you his love, Remember us to all enquiring Friends the Grace of our Lord Jesus be with you all is the prayer of your affectionate nephew

James Huston

To Mr. Robert Edy
Nova Scotia New Brunswick province
Chaleur Bay New Bandon