|Title:||Dooly, Silvester to Gibbs, Valentine, 1836|
|Collection||New Brunswick Letters|
|Origin||Cooks Co., Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Genre||change of residence|
Province of New Brunswick
Chicago August the 16th 1836
Dear Cousin I take this favourable opportunity of writing these few lines to you hoping to find you and Family in as good Health as these leaves me now at Present thanks be to god, not forgetting Michael. I arrived here yesterday at 4 o’clock in the afternoon and as soon as I came in I would get from 25 to 27 dollars Per Month Risk Board and weather. I was travelling all the time since I parted you and did not arrive until now in Steamboats, Railroad and Canals and lost a great sum of money to Pay my way since too tedious to mention to you but still I am not sorry for I can shortly Renew myself I hope in the Lord.
Cousin, I hope you won’t forget What I was saying to you about what I left Mr White to send
home. I don’t encourage any man to Come here from that Place. The journey is so long and
Tedious for I Endangered many difficulties to come myself, but now I am not sorry for I did not come the Right Rout, so any friend or Well Wisher that Wishes to come here let him come by way of Quebec.
this is the best Place in the Known World for Woman of every description. I am informed a Hired girl can get from 15 to 16 Dollars Per Month or a Woman that can cook can get 20 Dollars Per month. Remember me to all enquiring Friends and well Wishers too Tedious too mention. No more at present From your most Affectionate & Beloved Cousin
N.B. Direct your letter if any to the State of Illinois Cooks County Chicago Post office to the Care
of James [Lelan] of [Sd] Place for me Silvester Dooly