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Title: John Dunlap, Philadelphia to Robert Rutherford, Strabane.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileDunlap, John/24
SenderDunlap, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer?
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
DestinationStrabane, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientRutherford, Robert
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 1336/1/20: Copied by Permission of Canon W. A. Delap, The Rectory, Bridgetown, Wexford.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8910144
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 01:10:1993.
Word Count304
TranscriptPhiladelphia May 12th 178- [1785?]
Dr [Dear?] Brother My Brother James left this for
Kentucky a few weeks ago - I expect him back in
the summer then perhaps he may take a trip
to Ireland the account he gives of the soil is
pleasing but the difficultly of going to it is great from this
indeed as the distance is not less thousand miles and
I was there last year and must confess that alto [although?]
the journey is a Difficult one I did not begrudge the
time and labour it cost me, we are told the Parliament of
Ireland means to lay restrictions on those who want
to come from that country to this, time will tell whether
or no [not?] this will answer the purpose they intend
People with a family advanced in life find great difficulties
in Emigration but the young men of ireland
who wish to be free and happy should leave it and come
here as quick as possible there is no place in the world where
a man meets so rich a reward for good conduct and industry
as in America by Mr Orr who will deliver you this
I write your son Billy in answer to a letter he wrote me
should you think of sending him to this country i [I?] will
observe your directions in having him taught Any business you may
point out or if you will leave that to me I will judge the
most Suitable for him if you intend he should come the
sooner the better I wish you would give me some little account
of the situation of the house in Strabane whose hands it is in
where the Deeds are and what its value may be I am
D [Dear?] Sir your affectionate Brother John Dunlop
For Mr Robert Rutherford in Strabane Ireland