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Title: David Cooke, Co. Tyrone, to Joseph Cooke, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCooke, David/140
SenderCooke, David
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCo. Tyrone, N.Ireland
DestinationNew Alexandria, Pennsylvania, USA
RecipientCooke, Joseph
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT3592/1: Deposited by Mrs. Mary E. Cook Bradley.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9408107
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 03:08:1994.
Word Count532
TranscriptDavid Cooke

Sep 2 1824

Joseph Cooke New Alexandria
Westmore Land County
the state of Pensilvenia [Pennsylvania?]

Deare [Dear?] son I Date these few lines in a good
state of health likewise all the family continue in
the same This is the fourth letter which I have wrote
to you this season and sending them with the safest
person quitting this place for that Country I have
communicated in all the other letters concerning our
present situation and the great uneasiness that we sustain
now very near two years without receiving any account
from you the last letters which we received from you
was in the late end of 1822 which give us all great happiness
in hearing of your wellfare [welfare?] we took every pain in
writing at several times after the receipt of them and never
got any answer which leaves us in the most disconsulate
state I have to inform you that we have heard a few days
Before the day of this in a letter dated from Samuel [Bidle?]
Philidelphia to his mother in Newtown street convincing
your unkle [uncle?] James that he
was with him on this [writing?] and discord to be remembered
To all his friends and that he was in the first [communication?]
Convening the accounts of this Country it is quiet in
every [character?] anmd provisions of all sorts very reasonable
Dear son as I have related in all the letters before
this concerning our prosperity and in every circumstance
happy only by not hearing from you which it is all
are request that you will take every advantage in
writing to us as william says that he will not be [stopped?]
from going to you by any means early in the next spring
and we would ardently wish to have your approbation
before he should leave us I have wrote to you before on
the death of your grandfather which deceased december
1822 all your friends recreations and well wishers is in good
health and joins with me your mother and
Brothers unanimously with their candid love and
respect to you and it would constitute the greatest
happiness amongst them to have some account from you
Dear son I will discontinue at present with remembering
all best respects to Mr [McKone?]
a dieu [adieu?] dear don at this period
your ever affectionate father
Eskeradoey [Eskeradooey?] Septr 2nd 1824 } David Cooke

Thos [Thomas?] [Mc----an?] Jacob Baird Samuel Scott
Jas [James?] [McC----?] Wm [William?] Williams John Snodgrass
Edward [Br---?] A Sterret James Rainey
Wm [William?] [S-----?] N Sterret Wm [William?] Tailor
Jas [James?] Moorehead Wm [William?] Shields Mathew Shields
B Hill Jas [James?] Johnston
Wm [William?] Denniston George Johnston
Wm [William?] H [McCo--?] John Boyer
Mark [Geire?] [A?] Bogs
Jas [James?] B Parr Peter Drum
George [Hirst?] Henry Drum
Jas [James?] Craig Wm [William?] Sterret
Jas [James?] Murphy Smith Agnew
John Moore Saml [Samuel?] Cooper
Joseph Cook Christ. [Christopher?] Latshaw
John McKeown [H----?] Cooper & [Thos?]
Jas [James?] Stewart Thos [Thomas?] Johnston
Jas [James?] Foster Dr. Kirkpatrick
John Brown Thos [Thomas?] McDowel
Walter Brown Dr. Jho [John?] Croughhead
John Murphy George Mulholand
[S---?] Murphy Dr Edward P. Emerson
Hugh Bigham George Greer
Thos [Thomas?] Bigham
Jas [James?] R [Poctor?]
Jas [James?] [?] Logan
[--?] [Sterret?]
Mathew Jack
John [Gelchor?]