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The Martin Family of Newcastle County Down

Letters found in a wall

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Letter 5


Nov. 7th /63

Dear Dada

I just now sit down to drop you a fiew lines to let you know that I am in good health. We have been down to the Isle Calcutta light in ballast. We have got a freight of juit for Dundee in scotland we are to leive Calcutta on the 20th of this month so we will be home some time in March or April. I thought it very strange at not getting any word from I expected a letter from William or some one at home to let me know that all was well. I have been expecting a letter with every mail but has got none yet. I think I will stop by the ship in Dundee it takes so long in travelling that it would hardly be worth my while to go home for a week, but however I will see when I get their. I hope Bob is a good boy and attentive to his books I wish I had the same chance as him now I know I would not be a fool any more, but we never find that out untill it is too late so I hope Bob will take my advice and get into some business where he will be respected. I hope Mamma, Annie, Bob, Uncle's and Aunt's & all my friends are well not forgetting yourself. I will want the coppy of my Indentures next voyage for I expect to be out of my time before we get back again. I hop they are taking good care of my little favourite Flora I must now drop my pen as they letters are received on board for the mail goes this eavening I am in good health no more at present

I remain your
Affectionate Son

C. S. Martin

[Bob is his younger brother Robert Henry Stitt Martin]