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Title: Isaac Topley, Canada to Abraham Topley, Ireland.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileTopley, Isaac/2
SenderTopley, Abraham
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
DestinationCo. Armagh, N.Ireland
RecipientTopley, Abraham
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 2149/1: Copied by Permission of Joseph Poole, Crewbeg, Tandragee, Co. Armagh.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8903172
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 22:10:1993.
Word Count524
Transcriptthe winter here is very pleasant I can work with my
coat of [off?] all the day the winter is getting something like home
the snow is not more than 2 or 3 inches deep this winter
as yet every day is like A christmas day here for eating and
drinking there is so many thing on the table we do not
know what too [to?] eat first provishions [provisions?] is very cheap this
winter potatoes 1s per Bushel every British shilling is 15d here
pork is 3 dollers [dollars?] per hundert [hundred?] flower [flour?] is 11s
per hundert [hundred?] oatmeal is 12s per hundert [hundred?] indian meal is
8 per [cwt?] oats 1s per Bushel wheat 3s & 5[s?] per Bushel Beef [?]
4d per pound mutton the same turnips 1s per Bushel
carrots 15d per Bushel tee [tea?] 2s & 6d per pound
eggs 6d per dozen Butter 7d per pound chees [cheese?] 5d per pound
tobacoe [tobacco?] 6d per pound whisky 4/2d per quart Aples [Apples?] 2s
per Bushel Dear father you will please let mr leeper
know I was up in St catherines I can go from port [Hope?]
to toranto [toronto?] for one york shilling I can leave port hope on
friday evening and took my tea with William Leeper on
Saturday the [they?] are all well Robert Dougan was well
I took my dinner with Mr Hugh Dougan in [May?]
he is well & doing well Mr Robert Leeper is moved
too [to?] St catherines our neighburs here is all well Joseph little
is got maried [married?] too [to?] Miss mary Hamill Martha Saunders is
got maried [married?] to A Wm [William?] waters of county caven please let
[nicols?] Gray know his sone [son?] [alexandra?] gray is well he is
my next neighbour Agness Porter has posted A letter
too [to?] her cousen [cousin?] Samuel Porter give my love too [to?] my
old friend Mrs marshall & family in the warmest manner
remember us too [to?] uncle Bordman & family in the warmest
manner I never received your newspaper it has went astray
give my love too [to?] uncle John gorden and family
Remember us too [to?] Mr Robert Leeper & family and
to Mr and Mrs mitchel if he is living I am sory [sorry?] for
their trouble I send my love to Brother John & william
and I hope the day is not far distant when we will meet
Dear father right [write?] as soon as this come too [to?] hand for I
will have my [?] year up as soon as your letter will
come Back too [to?] me David Kilpatrick and family is well
the [they?] are looking for a letter from Mr Leeper or some
of the family the [they?] give their love too [to?] you and too [to?] mrs
Leeper and all the family Dear father I must have seen and I
thank God for the great meaasure of health he has bestoad [bestowed?] on
mee [me?] my head did not ake [ache?] this 12 months no more at present
But remain your ever loving & affectionate sone [son?] too [to?] death
Isaac Topley


Mr Abraham Topley
clady [B?]
care of Alexander Small
Merchant Market
Hill [Markethill?]
County Armagh