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The Martin Family of Newcastle County Down

Letters found in a wall

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Letter 10

October 22nd 1862

Ship John Chism

My Dear Father

I suppose you think we have forgotten to write to you altogether but I was still waiting for a letter from home and was very glad to hear from the Captain that he had 2 letters for me and a paper each for Charley and I. we got them on the 12th of October 1 was from you the other from Anna dated September 1st . We are nearly discharged and have a good deal of ower (our?) cargo in for Liverpool we have been in here six weeks tomorrow and had a fine quick passage out, seventy six days the quickest passage made out here this season She will be ready to leave this in about 3 weeks for Liverpool .

(this is the end of a page, so there must be a page missing here - see the last page below)

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.. and he kept the other himself at thirty five a month it is getting late so I have not time to write any more this mail Hoping you are all well at home as it leaves us the same at present In haste

Your Affectionate

W Martin

We will write again before we leave