|Title:||Nicholson, John to O'Brien, William, 1822|
|Collection||The Transatlantic Letters of an Irish Quaker Family_1818-1877 [B. Jackson]|
|Sender Occupation||linen trader|
|Origin||Friendsville, NY, USA|
|Destination||Smithsville, Niagara Co., NY, USA|
|Genre||abstract of letter, family news, local economy|
|Transcript||Friendsville 16 2 mo |
"Thos left on 10th of last month for Pittsburg on foot to try & settle Wm Heazelton's affairs — he went thro' Wilksbarre but only stopped about 2 hours at Uncle Sin tons — Uncles Jo & Jacob & Phebe were at home. Thy
aunt spending the winter with James in Easton — Our timber is hemlock, beech, hard & soft maple, birch, cherry, oak, chesnut, pine, blackbirch & a little elm —."
Mentions the following prices for which William had asked him:
Wheat in trade 1 dollar - cash 75 cents
Rye & Corn 50 cents
Pork 5c or 6c per lb.
Hay 1 dollar p ton
Sugar 6 to 9 dollars per 100 lbs.
Grazing Cows 16c or 18c per week
Chopping 5 dollars per acre. Chopping & clearing 10 or 12 dollars per acre
Labourers wages 50c per day & found
Common rush bottomed chairs 50c painted black
Cattle do well & they have good potatoes
"Thy very affectionate cousin"
Post Office Smithsville
Niagara County N.Y.