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Title: Extract of a Letter from Matthew Campbell, California.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCampbell, Matthew/92
SenderCampbell, Matthew
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationdoctor
Sender Religionunknown
OriginHamilton City, California, USA
Recipient Genderunknown
SourceD2966/23: Deposited Anonymously.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Belfast.
Doc. No.9604040
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 15:04:96.
Word Count167
TranscriptPart of a letter from a doctor Originally From near Armoy, Co.
Antrim & qualified at Queens. Living in Hamiliton City,
Glenn Co. Cal. [California?]. Thought to be about

so that a cable from you soon as you
see uncle will give me just time
to dispose of things to advantage.
We have all kinds of friends
here __ the rumour has gone around that I
may leave & people are coming in all over
the place to get fixed up __ I amputated
a leg yesterday & have another big
operation next week. I usually get in
another railroad surgeon to help &
share the responsibility & one of the
factory boys gives chloroform _ such is
life in the wild west. life in this
quarter is on a par with a dogs
Justice is hard to get. I am living
with the judge of the District. He is
canvassing for another term. comes home
drunk every night. sometimes lies in
the barn al [all?] night with the horse
He has not a legal book in his
There is little news __ please
cable me soon if you will
Yours very truly
Matthew Campbell