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Title: John Craig, [Canada?] to [?].
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCraig, John/1
SenderCraig, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer?
Sender Religionunknown
Destinationprob. Ireland
Recipient Genderunknown
Relationshipfriend? Close relative?
SourceT 2338/21: Copied by Permission of James Wilson Esq., Caugherty, Broughshane, Co. Antrim.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9405198
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 09:05:1994.
Word Count300
Transcript[fragment of letter]

they are better able to stand it. And I have no hesitation
in saying that twenty farmers, taken as they are found, one
after another, of almost any locality, are vastly more
prosperous and contented here than the same number,
similarly selected, a[?] [?] Ireland. For myself, I would
have no difficulty [?] [?] that should be done
for Canada is a [very?] [?] [country?] to live in, delightful
climate, and rich in [?] [material?] and other [productions?]
And I [know of?] no one [who?] [?] [be in his?] farm here [and?] go
back to a rented one in Ireland
I have been told within the past few days that Craig,
who married your wife's sister, is in Toronto, 3 hours
by railway from here, but think there must be
some mistake. The [they?] are in [Toronto?] every once in a
while, and should give pleasure in calling upon him,
if he thought it too much of a sacrifice to come and see
us. Two of the Mebans (cousins to your wife) were in
Canada some years ago, and we thought it strange that
they never wrote to nor came near us. I wrote to them
as soon as I heard of them, but conclude they must have
gone back before that time, as I afterwards saw the letter
advertised among the uncalled for list. We are all
well here and trust friends in Ireland are the
same. By-the-way, I saw your wife's picture when
I was up visiting mother's some time ago, and
must congratulate you upon the very good
taste displayed in making that situation.
With best regards to all, and hoping to hear
from you again,
I am yours faithfully
John Craig
P.S.- A farm such as Glenesk would rent
for about £70 or £80 a year.