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Title: Joseph Carrothers, En Route to Canada, to W.Carrothers, Lisbellaw, Fermanagh
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCarrothers, Joseph/26
SenderCarrothers, Joseph
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationemigrant
Sender Religionunknown
Originen route to Canada
DestinationCo. Fermanagh, N.Ireland
RecipientCarrothers, William
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT3734: Presented by Edward N. Carrothers, 3 University Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9411029
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT/JW, 10:11:1994.
Word Count346
Transcript Monday 14th (1847) [Monday July 14, 1847?]
Dear Brother

We are all well to the persn [person?] and bore with
the journey thank God for his goodness. We are
seventy miles from Derry since Saturday evening
waiting to be inspected by the Government Agent
all hands busy putin [putting?] the ship in sailing trim as
the wind is fair expecting to sail this evening or
tomorrow. We have the best ship that sailed from
Derry and the best Capt. it is said by all that i
have heard speak of her. Mr. Baird came with me
from his office and took me through the ship and
recommended a berth to me and sisters family Capt. Hancock
his Agent spoke to him to do something for me as I was
a decent man this was uncilicited [unsolicited?] he is a very
nice man and treated me very kindly Mr and Miss Alexander
recved [recieved?] us very kindly the evening we came to Derry
and we stopped with until next evening. With respect to our
Enniskillen agent Mr Primerose he has done everything
agreeable to our wished and we will be benifited [benefited?]
by his comeing [coming?] to Derry with us.
I have seen a Sabbath Day past such as I never
was all confusion and Drinking as the Capt. was not on
board there was no regularrity [regularity?], a few assembled
at 12 o'clock and a man gave out a him [hymn?] and a good many
gathered together for singing and prayers soo [so?] we have
people that fears God with us. We had not time to get all the
things we wanted such as Buistcake spirits wine but I
have reason to think the Captain has got orders to
supply me at moderate terms. Derry has left us with
lighter purses. Give my respects to Doctors Dane and
Acheson you will likeway [likewise?] to Mr and Mrs Collum and
to all my old Friends give repts [respects?] to Mr C. Little
as soon as you see him and show him this scrole [scroll?] as
it is a Queer place to write at present

I remain Dr [Dear?] Brt [Brother?].
Yours affectionately
Jos. [Joseph?] Carrothers

Mr William Carrothers
Co. Fermanagh


Moville, Derry, Monaghan, Enniskillen
15/16 July 1847.