Joseph Mahon, Canada to D. Mahon, Co Tyrone

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Document ID 303010
Date 16-11-1903
Document Type Letters (Emigrants)
Archive Private Donor
Citation Joseph Mahon, Canada to D. Mahon, Co Tyrone;Copyright Retained by Alice Mahon; CMSIED 303010
Envelope Addressed to
Mr D Mahon
Co Tyrone


Dear Parents,
             I received your letter on
Saturday I had been working about 10
miles from this place this last 3 weeks
& I don't know how long the
letter may have been here, there
will be work here till Xmas if the
weather don t be too cold I may
stop till then.  I am going to save
up all I can I don't mean to work
always.  I am sending you 10 Dollars
£2 & some odd money.  I hope you will
receive it all right it is a Post
Office Order as I never sent money
before I will be anxious to hear from
you as soon as you get this letter
and let me know if you received
it all right.  I am glad Andrew
is getting on well. But I am Sorry about
Johnny I have lost the Address of my
Aunt Mary you might send it again
I don't know where I will go after this
job is finished I am all right here
only for the cold I lost £2 out of my
pocket about a week ago whether it
was stolen or not I don't know
I drew 21 Dollars & 60 cents for two weeks
last pay that is over £4 and my
board paid as well.  I don't like
to see you in want at home as long
as I have it I intend to save up all.
I can and perhaps start some
business if I had some one with
me I could trust but I have not
met them here yet.  Perhaps I will
send you some again.  You
might write & send me Andrews
address I mislaid it.  You might
send me a paper if you can remember
I am getting along very well
and I hope you are all in
good health as this leaves me
at present perhaps I may not
[be?] here when your letter comes
but I think I will if I don't I
can get it sent on to me.  I
suppouse [suppose?] you don't hear from
Uncle Patrick or Frank at all
if you do you can tell them I
am getting along well.  I enclose
you the Money Order hoping you
will receive it all right & write
as soon as you get it hoping
you are all well.
              I remain
                  Your affectionate son
                       Joseph Mahon

Transcribed by Jonathan Engstrand