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Title: Alex Gamble, Pittsburgh, to [?], [Ireland?].
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileGamble, Alex/7
SenderGamble, Alex
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmentions wages, manual labourer?
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPittsburgh, Penn., USA
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipformer employee?
SourceD 682/62: Presented by Mr P. Doake, "Glenlagen", Kinallen, Dromore, County Down, [Ireland?].
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9601198
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 18:01:96.
Word Count661
TranscriptPittsburgh, March 2nd 1861

Honoured Sir
I take opportunity of
addressing these my first few lines
hopping [hoping?] the will find you Misses &
family injoying [enjoying?] Good health praying
at the same time that you will
excuse me for not writing long ere this
I would have wrote Sooner only on
account of the way in which my
mind has been engaged ever since
I have been here I and the 2 little
girls have had steady work ever since
we have been here I get one Dollar
per day & the little girls can make
from 3 to 3 1/2 Dollars per week we can
live verry [very?] comfortable & have a
little left the girls is preparing candey
[candy?] Still I don't like this country near
so well as old ireland nor don't
Believe I Ever will. I will now give
you a few items of how provisions is
rating about Pittsburgh in the small
way wheat is from 1 Dollar & 10 cts [cents?]
to 20 dollars per Bushell at 60 lbs Indian Corn 40 to
50 cents per Bushel of 56 lbs
Oats 20 to 25cts [cents?] per Bushel 32 lbs
Potatoes 30 to 40 cts [cents?] per Bushel 60th
Beef [6?] to 10 cts [cents?] per lb Butter 20> to 25cts [cents?] per lb Eggs 20 to 25 cts [cents?]
per dozen & every thing elce [else?] in proportion
There has Been a Great dispute between the north & the
south this winter caused by the north Beating the south
in the Electing of a president to Rule the united states
for the next 4 years the South has separated her self
from the north seized & took by force a Great Deal of
the united states money & war implements sutch [such?]
as common forts & so forth & then Declares open ware [war?]
againgst the north if the attempt to pute [put?] the man
of their choice into the capital But I will not trouble
you any further with long story as I expect you have heard
a great Deal about it through the papers long ere this.
I have little more of importance to write you at present
But hopping [hoping?] you will Remember me & my family in the
most aff [affectionate?] manner to the Mrs & to
your own Misses [Mrs?] & family individually in the most
true & heart felt affectonat [affectionate?] manner &
when you write pleas [please?] let me know if Miss [Janes?]
health is in any way improving yet I would if not two
[too?] mutch [much?] trouble when you write if you would let
me know if my children is all in the same places that
the [they?] were when I left [or?] if not where the [they?]
now are. Give our kind love to Brothers James [Hugh?] &
familys [families?] in the kindest manner also to [sandy?]
Gamble Misses & family Samuel McEllveen Misses & family
John Robinson Misses & family & to all our inquiring
friends & old neighbours Eliza would like know how her
little son James is getting along at his uncle
James Morrows. You may let Rossy-Ann know that my advice
to her is to stop where she is to the fall any how & then
I will let her hear more from me. Brother that Misses &
family is well & wishes to be Remembered to you all in
the most affectionate manner he is in partnership with
another man in the wholesale licar [liquor?] business
& is doing verry [very?] well. I now conclude by hopping
[hoping?] these few lines will Reach you safe & find you
all enjoying as good health as it now leaves us in at
present thanks Be to the giver of all Good & perfect
Gifts which he is Daily Bestowing upon us poor sinful
creatures of this lower worlde [world?]

No more at Present But Remains
your ever true & aff [affectionate?]
well wisher Alex Gamble