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Title: Joseph Carrothers, Ontario to W.Carrothers, Farnaght, Fermanagh
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCarrothers, Joseph/28
SenderCarrothers, Joseph
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginOntario, Canada
DestinationCo. Fermanagh, N.Ireland
RecipientCarrothers, William
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT3734:Presented by Edward N. Carrothers, 3 University Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
ArchivePublic Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9411033
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT/JW, 10:11:1994.
Word Count497
TranscriptAugust 18th 1857

Dear Brother,

I hope you excuse me for not answering your
letter of April last, the reason was I hoped to have
got some word from Paul in June or July as I used to
get but to the present no word from him. I fear something
has befallen him. I have not wrote to him as he
bid me not to write to him as he would be on his
journey before my letter would reach him.
Dear Brother I feel thankfull [thankful?] that you and
your family is spared life and health and hope these
few lines will find you in the same as the leave me and
family thank God the giver of all Blessings.
Your Brother and their families are all well
at present and so is your cosins [cousins?] and families. Brother
Thomas had a little girl died in March last of six years
old of Consumption. I see by your last letter there is
many of my old acquaintances remove to there long home
while we are in mercy spared, it is cause of thankfulness.
I have been engaged this summer puting [putting?] Pews in
our New Preaching House which we call Victoria Chappel [Chapel?],
it is within 100yrd [yards?] of my House and I have to say the
name has been the principals in its erection [errection?], I hope
many of them will benefit by it. We have got our harvest
over, that is the Fall wheat harvest and the
Spring will commence in three of four days. every
kind of crop is very abundant. The spring was a little
late by reason of wet weather and the summer has been
somewhat wet but the crop is great in all its variety.
Markets is fallen low beside what the were
last year, and stock is fallen. Land is fallen,
the speculators in Land purchase many of them is
much disappointed those that was byin [buying?] on borrowed
money for money rose from 15 to 30 pr [per?] cent which
made some leave this province and go across the
line as the journey is not far and rail road
travel is speedy. Business has been somewhat
dull this summer and wages not so high as the have
been these last three year owing to the rail Road
work been completed in this part and the town of
London has out grown its Trade.
You will please to answer this letter and
let me know if you are all well, and let me know
of how Miss Rebecca Armstrong is as she will not
write herself. Let me know how William McMullin
and sister is. Let me know how Sister Eliza and
family is and sister Tirzah if she is living and
well. Let me know of all the changes that has
taken place in my old acquaintance.
As soon as I get word from Paul I will
let you know it. I believe I have nothing more
to write to you.
I remain Dear Brother Yours
Joseph Carrothers.

Mr William Carrothers

Postmarked London, Canada Aug [August?] 19 1857
Hamilton C. W. [Canada West?] Aug [August?] 20 1857
America Paid, Dublibn Sep. [September?] 6 1857
Enniskillen Sep [September?] 7 57 [1857?]