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Title: Samuel Shaw, Chicago, Illinois, to Isabella Shaw, Ballyfounder, Co Down
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileShaw, Samuel/27
SenderShaw, Samuel
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationship business?
Sender Religionunknown
OriginChicago, Illinois, USA
DestinationCo. Down, N.Ireland
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD2709/1/1: Presented by Miss Shanks, Ballyfounder, Portaferry, Co Down
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9501125
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT/JW, 11:01:1995.
Word Count281
TranscriptChicago Spt [September?] 7th 1864

Dear Isabella
I now sit
down to write you these
few lines to let you
know that i am well
hooping [hoping?] this will find
you enjoying the same
blessing i Received
your Letter and
was happy to know
that the folks to
home were all well
you will be thinking
long for this
i suppose i have
been with nick
marton [Morton?] this 7 weeks
by past and I was
talking with him
about you cumming [coming?]
up and him and i
are of opinion that
it should be better
for you to gow [go?] to
Milwaukee than
to come here as the
rents are sow [so?] high
and the [they?] wood [would?] but
every thing is gowing [going?]
up [---?] was prices
shugor [sugar?] 40 ct [cents?] per
pound and [---?] $2.00
i was thinking that
it would be tho [the?]
best for you to stop
with Coulters to
fawl [Fall or Autumn?] and i could
gow [go?] out to where
their father lives
and get a place
then for i have
just Saw about enough
of the Calamago [sic] folks
as i want it is a
second edition of
the Island and if
you were to come
here you would
have to associate
with folks that
i would not care
for but you can
come here and
see for your self
and i can let you
have some money
you can let the
money be in the
Bank i heard
that william
was left Calvins
employ [employment?] i wll
write to James
Shanks to morrow [tomorrow?]
if i am well
give my best respects
to mrs Rothwell
and family and
remeber me to
[Hetty?] and Jane
i am yours [affectionate?]
Sam Shaw