New York June 22nd 1834
We have taken a pleasant opportunity of writing to you to let you know that we are both in very good health hoping to find you all in the same. We have been both verry well all the passage excepting a little sea sickness thank God. We had a verry pleasant passage excepting being a little crowded being so many passengers 188 on board the Ship Constitution being most them Irish. We left Liverpool on the 15th of May, we met with a strong gale of wind on the 29th & 30th of May our Captain spoke to three vessels on the voyage. We got a pilate on board wednesday night the 18th of June it being thunder & lightning the next morning with a squal of wind taking place right a head which made us tack about which run us right a head of another the other ship that was laying at anchor with our broad side it being verry dangerous but the wind being of ----- favour got clear of the other ship no damages excepting a little of the other ship being taken away from her bough-spirit with our riggin, we got in safe to anchor on the Quarnantine on thursday 19th & stopped there all night we were taken on shore with our luggage to be examined by the doctor we being all well & clean got to new York at night got ourselves & luggage to good lodgings expecting to set out for Albony on monday by the steam boat. We have been both at the church to day & we like new York very well as much as we have seen but we cannot give much inteligence of America yet as we have not seen much of it yet. Please to let our parents Friends & relations know that we have got safe landed. So we have nothing more to say at present as ----- have seen little of the country yet.
So we remain
Your affectionate friends
We have sent this letter by John Mark returning to Hotella near Hesket new market
Mr. Geo. Simpson
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