Mayoghle 1st of May 1804 

Dear Brother

I Take the oppertunity of Informing You
that We are all well at present Hoping these Lines May
find You in the Same  We received Your letters on the 31st
of March and the 24th of Aprile Both Dated October 30th 1803
Which Gave us Great Comfort in Hearing that You and
and Your family were well we little Expected that Ever
we Should Have Rec d. Such Satisfactory Account Concerning
You it being So long Since any Account Came from you
that Our Conclusions were that You Had been Dead Long
ere this  Your Mother Died in the 63 d Year of her Age
Your father Died in the 84th year of his Age  Your Sister
Jeane Died in October 1802 Aged 74 years.  Your Sister Martha
marid Wm Hog of Caheny and is Gone to America 30 Years
Ago   She is in S. Carolina  Your Sister Mary Marid Neal
McFebrich of Mayoghle   She is a Widow these 15 Years
Your Brother Tho's Died the 10th of Apprile last Aged 65
Years   I have 3 Children Viz one Son and 2 Daughters Jas  Elen
and Sarah and 2 of them are Marid   I winder Much of
Your not Mentioning Me in Your letter of Course You
Cannot Have forgot Me   You May Remimber I was
About 7 or 8 years old when you left this Contry.  I
Live on the Same place you Left us   I am 58
years of Age and thank God has a Tolerable Good State
of Helth   I understand you think there are Scarcly any
of your Relations in being on Acc't. Of the War which took
Place in this Kingdom but thank God we are all in
and About where You left us   Towards the West of this
Kingdom and Dublin the Had prety Tight work for some
Time but the Ribles were Soon Scatered and Thousands of
them were Kill'd and oblig.d To fly their Contry and
Those who were found were Numbers of them Hang.d and
Transported into Diferent Kingdoms but Thank God none
of your Relations ever Suffr.d any Harm by it  We are
all prety well fixed in ways of Living but I W'd Be Glad
that if you thought if Would Answer us to Go to that
Contry that You Would write to us in your next letter
in Case My Brother is Dead   I Request that Some
of his Sons will write to Me and let (and let) Me
I Know What Kind of Settlement you have or if its
Long Since You Settled in that place When you write
Direct to Hugh or Ja's Torrance, Mayoghle I have
little More to Mention to you but My family all
Sinds their Compliments to you & your family Whilst
I Remain Your Afectionate Brother till Death

				Hugh Torrance.

N.B.
	My Sister Jean has a Son in America named
John Torrance the last Account we Rec'd
From him he Lived in Chester 15 Miles From
Philadelphia		Hugh Torrance.
Robert Torrance's Letter from America to which this is a reply
Robert Torrance junior (nephew) reply from Ireland

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