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Title: Richard Rothwell, Ouebec, Canada, to Rosa Rothwell, Co.Antrim
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileRothwell, Richard Jr/26
SenderRothwell, Richard Jr
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginMontreal, Quebec, Canada
RecipientRothwell, Rosa
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT2621/3/5: Presented by D.B. Rothwell Esq., Yorkshire, England
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9501327
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 25:01:1995.
Word Count581
TranscriptPort St Charles
July 7th 1864
Dear Mother
The mail due last week did not arrive in Quebec until
Sunday The consequences was that I did not get your letter until
Monday sow [so?] the Tuesday I got this weeks so I got all the news
at once, I have only got three of the papers that you sent me but I
must not grumble as that is pretty good considering. The First
question to be answered is no letters for three weeks some of them
must have gone astray, but we must hope that that will befall no
more of them. I am glad to hear that Miss [Tuailes?] got my letter.
How is Dick employed? that would be a hard question to answer I am
afraid latteilly [lately?] I have been reading the life of Watts
also the [enginen?] that is a paper that is published in our [g?]
land and that we get in the library once a week for which I pay the
sum of 8 1/2 cents a week and do not get it until it has lain [lay?]
in the room for a week. But it is a good paper and worth the price
sometimes I read the papers and at other times I am writing to you
and last Sunday I wrote a letter to Mr John Bagley. which I have not
done for four or five months i will send them my papers for I am
sure that it will be very acceptable them. It will be a bad job for
the poorer classes in England the dry weather that they have had. I
intend to make some enquiries about the Machanics [Mechanics?]
Institute and attend the classes there both for drawing the
authentic and [euclid?]. Are you not glad to have me out of the road
now so that you time is not taken up tto [too?] mus [much?] as you
are with William What business have you laid but fro [for?] him I
myself can not for one moment pretend to say whatwould suit him best
but I am sure that it is in good keeping. I am sorry that Frank had
the measles but I suppose that it is just as well to have it soon as
late, Then as he was before. I am sure that it it [sic] must have
pulled him down considerably. While I am writing Miss Warren is
pealing [peeling?] peaches to preserve and I am sure that if you had
a few of them they would do you good, On Saturday night I went to
town to get some paper and bought some peaches that has given me the
Canadien [Canadian?] Cholera to such an extent that it has pulled me
down four pounds since I ate them, which delaes [delays?] me from
the pleasure of eating any more, Yesterday we goth [got?] a quarter
day to see the Guards embark for England and on Saturday we lost a
half day for a Regatta at [Lachiene?] but I did not go but had a
good afternoon's cricketing which I am sure I enjoyed better than if
I had gone to the Regatta. Last Sunday it rained all day so that I
had to spend the day in the house except to goto church and having
been made treasurer of the Cricket Club I balanced the books which I
got from the last treasurer in a horrid mess. hoping that this
letter will find Frank quite well and yourself and all
I remain your attached Son
R Rothwell