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From: "Sarah" <>
Subject: Re: [S-I] Thoughts on replying to an American letter etc...
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 16:01:48 -0600
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Thank you for the nice note David.
It was very interesting. Can you pinpoint a date when it might hae been
Did David Lindsey come over to the USA later.? He sound
like he surely wanted too.......Where did this family live in NI and over
here if you know that?
Thank yo again,
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From: "D H" <>
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Subject: Re: [S-I] Thoughts on replying to an American letter etc...

> Document ID 9307016
> Date 19-03-1758
> Document Type Letters (Other)
> Archive Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
> Citation David Lindsey, Tyrone, to Thomas or Andrew Fleming,
> Pennsylvania.; PRONI D3561/; CMSIED 9307016
> Papers of Prof. E.R.R. Green (Copies of emigrant letters collected by and
> sent to E.R.R. Green as part of his research project on emigration)
> Deposited by Dr. P.R. Green
> Letter dated "March ye 19th, 1758". From David Lindsey of County Tyrone,
> Northern Ireland to Thomas *Fleming* or Andrew *Fleming*, Pennslyvania.
> March
> ye 19th, 1758
> Dr.[Dear?] Cusen [Cousin?] I had upertunity [opportunity?] of reading your
> letter that was sent to your father-in-law, which gave me great
> satisfaction to here [hear?] you were all in goodhealth and fortuned so
> well as to be possessed in so good a bargain of lands. We are all in good
> health. I bless God for all his mercies, and yr. [your?] uncle David is
> helthy[healthy?] and harty [hearty?], and all do join in our love and
> compliments to you and your families and enquiring friends. I expected
> account oftener from you, only times being troublesome in that country
> with
> wars that we were assured that you were all ded [dead?] or killed. The
> good bargains of your lands in that country doe [do?] greatly encourage me
> to
> pluck up my spirits and make Redie [ready?] for the Journey, for we are
> now oppressed with our lands at 8s per acre and other improvements,
> cutting
> our land in two-acre parts, and Quicking, and only two years' time for
> doing it all [--?] ye, we cannot stand more. I expected a letter from you
> more
> oftener, or that cusen [cousin?] Wm. [William?] *Fleming* would come over
> before this time; but these things does not Discourage me to goe [go?],
> only
> we depend on ye [you?] for Derections [directions?] in the goods fitting
> to take to that place. I had disappointment of 20s worth of Lining
> [linen?]
> clothye [cloth?] I sold, and had James Hoskins' bond for the money. The
> merchant ran away, and I had great truble [trouble?] in getting my money,
> so
> that was deleavered[delivered?]. Brother John *Fleming* is dead, and
> brother James Lindsey is married again to one Hoskins, and his son Robert
> has
> service to his uncle, James Martin, and desires to know if he will redeem
> him if he goes over there. He is a good favour and is willing to work for
> his passage till it's paid.
> #PAGE 2
> Your Cusen [cousin?] in Desert master [martin?] is all in health. Cusen
> [cousin?] Mary to let you know that all my father's family is in helth
> [health?] and joins in ye love
> to ye. My father is very far spent, and I expect to see him buried before
> I leave the place. Your father and my uncle Andrew is but tender in helth
> [health?]. Sarah Rickets
> desires to be remembered in her love to her sister Nelly and other
> friends. Our living is dear in this place.
> I conclude with my love to you and all friends there. I am yours till
> death.
> David Lindsey.
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