[Nicholas Martin?], Chicago to Hugh Glenn, Ballywalter, Co. Down.
To: Hugh Glenn Bally Walter [Ballywalter?] Co [County?] Down Ireland From: [Nicholas Martin?] Chicago Jan [January?] 29th Dear Sir I received your faviour [favour?] of the 9th this day and I am glad that you are in good health And found all your friends Enjoying the same Blessing there is nothing of new Importance Since I wrote to you there Is not many vessels changing hands there [stained] is stuff [stained] not here of aney [any?] contracks [contracts?] a makeing [making?] as yet Will [William?] McMillan has Bought A vessell [vessel?] called [torn] Trueman Moss I have not heared [heard?] the Price Grain Freights the last I heared [heard?] was 12 cents John Long and Ripley was down the West Store to Green Bay there is aney [any?] amout [amount?] of stuff a getting out John Long has Chartered to send his vessels to Manetwock [Manitowoc?] in the spring at 3 [-?] per cord for wood Miss Baile has not Been around since you left nor can William find her I am afraid you Will lose her #PAGE 2 Bella and the young one is in good health Hugh William feels Bad now. to think he Did not go home for to try to get the farm But he says that he hops [hopes?] you will Be able to gain the Women. Farm or not Farm yourself go in for mony [money?] and Try, and Win! I think we will have a good summer and you may feel a little stiffer in your choice Charley [Charles?] McVea and Lady was in Chicago last Week Ch [Charles?] Is wanting to buy a house and Lot and move to [torn] James Warnock Is goieing [going?] to get married to Miss Kerr! there has been a verry [very?] Cold snap about the coldest we had this winter I has last about 8 days James Robinson Is well and holding on to the Veremont Bella says If you do not get a Wife out with you that there will be no chance for you here as Miss Baile says no nice young Gierl [Girl?] will have you I hope you will bring out some Whelks as the [they?] would Be useful about Bridgeport there lots of oystersClose