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Title: William Mitchell, Quebec to His Wife, Londonderry.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMitchell, William/7
SenderMitchell, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationship captain?
Sender Religionunknown
OriginQuebec, Canada
DestinationDerry, N.Ireland
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD 1665/1/1: Presented by Mrs Helen O'Neill, 20 Grange Road, Ballymena, County Antrim.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9403203
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 18:03:1994.
Word Count229
TranscriptQuebec June 12th 1842

Dear Wife,
We arrived at Quebec
on the 29th of last Month, after a long and
stormy passage, but thank God we are all
well on board, and commenced taking in cargo
yesterday. We have been in dock and got the
bottom caulked and all put to rites [rights?]. I hope
we will be laded by this day fortnight,
as our cargo will be Deals, Wheat, & Flour,
I would have wrote sooner but the day we
got here the Mail Boat sail'd for Halifax,
so there was no convayance [conveyance?] to Briton
[Britain?] sooner than to morrow, the Mail Closes,
here & sails from Halifax on the 19th so you will have
this about the 3rd of next month, we fear you
are all very uneasy being so long on the passage
& missing the last mail, we was 6 weeks & four days
coming out & had two passingers [passengers?] died, & three
Births, the Barque Helen from Derry arrived here the other
day & had 46 days passage, the Times is very bad in this
part even worse than in Ireland the Labourers as [has?]
only 2/6 per day curey [currency?]. Dear Wife I hope this will
find you in as Good Health & spirits as I am at present.
thank God for it. Give my love to the Children &
to Yourself Wm [William?] Mitchell