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The Martin Family of Newcastle County Down

Letters found in a wall

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Letter 35

Saylors Home

Dear Dada

I received your kind letter on Wednesday inclosing the post office order. I would have answered you but I thought I would make the one letter doe. I also got a letter from Annie this evening. We will sail tomorrow first tide that is Saturday I got 4 pounds from Mr C. so I have a good stock of cloaks it will be I think a 2 years voyage the captain was telling me to lay in a good stock of cloaks as we were going to stop out there and trade but we are bound to Calcutta with sault. Tell William to mind himself and not leave home to he is quite well. I shall maby get a chance at the black bugger this time as the other one is left. We are all going to live aft they have made a large room for us aft. John O'Hear and William Tear that is a brother of Daniel Tear's is going out in the ship to so I will not be by myself. It is know post time so I must drop my pen in kind love to all my friends about Newcastle not forgetting Mamma and yourself also Aunt C. Tell Bob to be a good boy and neaver offer to goe to sea I will have a monkey for him next voyage

Your affectionate son

CS Martin