Written by Ulli Engel from Pennsylvania.
From Donegal, Pennsylvania, December 7, 1755
First, best wishes and greetings to my father, brother and sisters,
and to my other good friends. Next, he writes to his brother Hans
Engel of Sonceboz. My dear brother, I have received your letter
of May 22, 1755, and in it I learned that you are in good health.
We did not receive what you had written to us previously. You said
that you have not received a report from us either. We wrote a letter
to you from Rotterdam, in which we told you about our trip down
the Rhine. We put the letter in the mail. Also, we wrote to you
a year ago from this country. In that letter we gave a report on
our trip across the ocean and told you about this country. We hope
that you will still get that letter, and we will not say much about
our ocean journey in this letter. What Herr Hopf told you about
us is true. We arrived safely in this country, as we had wished.
However, we lost many of our possessions in another ship that ran
into trouble and sank. I (Ulrich Engel) and the others, are all
as sound and healthy as when we were in Switzerland