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Title: William W. Shaw, 295 Main Street, Chicago, to His Mother, Ireland
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileShaw, William W/21
SenderShaw, William W.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationship owner (cargo transportation)
Sender Religionunknown
OriginChicago, Illinois, USA
DestinationCo. Down, N.Ireland
RecipientMrs Shaw
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD2709/1/6: Presented by Miss Shanks, Ballyfounder, Portaferry, County Down
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9501355
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 26:01:1995.
Word Count277
TranscriptChicago 13th Dec. [December?] 1869

Dear Mother
I write you these
few lines to let you know that
I am in good health hoping this
will find you enjoying the same
blessing I left off sailing
about two weeks ago it was
very rough fawl [fall?] there was a great
pile of shipwrecks and loss of
life on the lakes. I left the
schooner up in Chicago and Samuel
left for muskegon about a week
ago I was thinking that I could got
home to see you now but we want
to sell the schooner and buy a
bigger one if we can so it requires
me to stop here and try to make
to trade if I can I hope I will have
nothing to stop me from going next
fawl [fall?]. Sam & I done midling [middling?] well
this surname considering the times
and Nicklos [Nicholas?] done well with
his schooner. Hugh glen and
I is stopping with him this winter
Isabella and the young ones is in
in good health if you were
thinking about coming out here
the summertime would be the
best time for to come if you
could get anyone that wanted
to come out along with you
that would not be seasick
I would pay their passage
to take care of your Bella [Isabella?] would
like you would come and I think
you would be as comfortable
here as in Ireland, give my best
respects to William Taylor Mrs.
and family and to Margret &
James Shanks I hope he will
be getting better health
I have no more to say
but remains your
affectionate son
W. W. Shaw

Adress [Address?] 295 Main street
when you write let me
know all the