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Title: Richard Rothwell, Jeffersonville, to Rosa Rothwell, Ireland.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileRothwell, Richard Jr/11
SenderRothwell, Richard Jr
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginJeffersonville, Indiana, USA
RecipientRothwell, Rosa
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT 2621/3/10: Copied by Permission of D. B. Rothwell, Esq., Orchard Croft, Driffield, Yorkshire. #TYPE EMG Richard Rothwell, Junior, Jeffersonville, [New York?] U.S.A., to His Mother, Rosa Rothwell, Ireland, 18 March 1866.
ArchivePublic Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9007134
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log31:07:1990 S.C.#CREATE created 05:10:1990 CD input
Word Count337
TranscriptTo:- [Rosa Rothwell, Ireland?]
Jeffersonville March 18th 1866.

Dear Mother
It is time now that I should
write to you, as I have not done so for a week
or two you will expect a long one but I do not
know what I shall tell you concerning myself
I am as you see by the heading of this letter
still in the same place and I shall stay
here for some time until I get an answer to my
last letter to you I shall hope that my
resolution taken as to going home this summer
will not make you think that I have only
grown to care less for you or for my sisters
and brothers. It is not so but as I said
before I cannot think it is a wise movement
at the present, for I should only be a
burden to you. And that at my age I have
no wish to be Instead of that I should be
a help to you, which at the present time I
cannot say I am. But I hope I shall be
at no distant time. In spite of your advice
to me not to get a watch I went over to
Louisville last week and Bought myself
a handsome hunting case silver watch at
the cost of [100?] dollars. My reasons for doing
so were that a dear article is better than
a cheap, and I always carry that principle
out. It is an American watch made in
Boston, by Howard and sons. and is I
think a good watch. There is a good deal
of excitement here about the Fenians but
I dont think that it will ever amount
to anything. I am getting here per day
325 cents more you see than I got
at Adrian But the cost of living more
than makes up the difference. I
have nothing more at present to tell
you. So I shall with fond love to
all at home conclude with love to
Your affectionate son
R[ichard?] Rothwell
You might send me the Photograph
of fathers Picture