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Title: James Dunlap, Philadelphia to His Brother & Sister.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileDunlap, James/40
SenderDunlap, James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
DestinationStrabane, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
Recipient Gendermale-female
SourceT 1336/1/12: Copied by Permission of Canon W. A. Delap, The Rectory, Bridgetown, Wexford.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8910137
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 01:10:1993.
Word Count472
TranscriptMy Dr [Dear?] Brother & Sister Philadelphia April 20 1787

I came heer [here?] from Kentucky
about three weeks ago & shall Return tomorrow I
am well - there was som [some?] Leters [Letters?] Came heer [here?] for
Me one from you - I beeing [being?] in Kentucky they
was sent to me But Did not Recive [Receive?] them
as they Did not arive [arrive?] in Kentucky when I came
away Br [Brother?] John says he Recvd [Received?] a Leter [Letter?] from you
& he says he has wrot [wrote?] to you - Respecting
william - I am sory [sorry?] that I Cant [Cannot?] advise you
Pray take the Mater [Matter?] Proprly [properly?] into Concidration
[Consideration?] then you will Be the Best Judge -
if I was in Sirkimstances [Circumstances?] able to Do any
thing for william or any of the Childring [Children?]
I would not hisatate [hesitate?] a minet [minute?] to advise
& Give any asistance [assistance?] - I have afton [often?] spoke
to Br [Brother?] John about that hows [house?] I never yet
Could Get a Direct answer I have been
always Larnd [learned?] to understand that it was as
much Each of ours as it was his - writ [write?] to him
on thiss [this?] subiect [subject?] - I have a thousand things
to writ [write?] to you But will Refer them till [until?]
I Return from Kentucky when I Can
writ [write?] with more Sertinty [Certainty?] I Recvd [Received?] a pair
of Stokins [Stockings?] I supose [suppose?] from Salley [Sally?] as I
Recolect [Recollect?]
Shee [she?] was fond of writin [writing?] - they are a fine pair of
stokings [stockings?] & I was fond to Recive [Receive?] them from
Salley [Sally?] But I should Be Sory [sorry?] that shee [she?] would
neglect hir [her?] skool [school?] or anything that would Be
more improoving [improving?] to hir [her?] for to rit [write?] - Mairey [Mary?]
I supos [suppose?] is so wild that shee [she?] will skersley [scarcely?] Mind
hir [her?] Book shee [she?] has tim [time?] anuf [enough?] - as for Bell I
hop [hope?] shee [she?] continews [continues?] to Be a good girl - as for John
I supos [suppose?] he can pull the hids [hides?] out of the [hole?]
I hop [hope?] Jas [James?] is a fir [fair?] Boy - & God know how
many more Give My Love to all the
Childring [Children?] - Pray give my Sincair [sincere?] Love
Love to my Dr [Dear?] Sister Salley [Sally?] & hir [her?] childring
& to adam & to all my sister Pegys [Peggy's?]
Childring [Children?] - & to Brother Joshua Lewis & all the
Childring [Children?] - I am in haist [haste?] & writs [write?] Bad
I Shall writ [write?] more full next time
fair well [farewell?] Believe me to Be your

Sincair [Sincere?] Brother till Death
Jas [James?] Dunlap