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Title: Wm Montgomery, Cincinnati to Joe, [Seawright?], U.S.A.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMontgomery, William/47
SenderMontgomery, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginCincinnati, Ohio, USA
DestinationPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
RecipientSearight, Joseph
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 2794/1/2/10: Presented by H. H. Montgomery, 4 Kensington Gardens, Belfast 5.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9508148
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 14:08:95.
Word Count218
Transcript Cincinnati
November 23 1847
My dear Joe
Yesterday morning
I arrived here after a
most fatiguing journey
I got to Baltimore on
Tuesday morning after I
left you and left there at
1/4 past 7 on my way to
Cumberland at which place
we should have arrived
about 6 pm but owing
to a coal train having
broken down on the way
we did not get there till
11 O'Clock pm and then
started to cross the mountains.
This was the worst part
of the journey as we were
23 hours crossing. 9 of us
being cooped up like jail
birds in a stage about
the size of a Philad- [Philadelphia?] carriage
I arrived in Pittsburg on
Thursday evg [evening?] and left on
Saturday so that I spent
Sunday on the river ohio.
This city is as they say in
this country "quite a place"
there being upwards of
100000 inhabitants in
it. I will send you the
map of it when I can
find a good one. Chapman
& Mercer have two joint
concerns - Vinegar C & [Mr?]
Bakery - [M----?] The latter is
an excellent paying business
here but is [affesntend [affected?] wish [with?]
Sunday working. There is
very little observance of that
day here. With love to Mr
Massey & Rachel & Uncle
Your affect [affectionate?] cousin
W Montgomery.