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Title: Richard Rothwell Jr, Canada to Rosa Rothwell, Ireland.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileRothwell, Richard Jr/31
SenderRothwell, Richard Jr
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmechanic
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginMontreal, Quebec, Canada
RecipientRothwell, Rosa
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT 2621/3/5: Copied by Permission of D. B. Rothwell Esq., Orchard Croft, Lund, Driffield, Yorkshire.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9007128
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 07:02:1994
Word Count567
TranscriptPoint St Charles Nov 8th 1864

My Dear Mother
I got your letter to day [today?]
but no newspaper but that will not
matter much. This letter will bring you
strange news I have got a good job
in the states on the river Hudson
sixty miles this side of Yew [New?] York,
at a place called Newburgh. At maine
work and wages three dollars per day
And I leave the G T R on Saturday
and start Tuesday afternoon so that
will be a change for me I gave the
Foreman my notice to leave this
morning And he said that he would
not give me my money untill [until?] I
had worked a fortnight's notice
which I told him I would not do And
that wether [whether?] or no [not?] he gave me my
money I should go; so in the Afternoon
I went to [faded] again and he finally relented
saying that he would give it to me
so I left him quite satisfied. All the
accounts that I have of the place speak
well for it, it is a town of some fifteen
thousand Inhabitants And lies on
the borders of the River Hudson. I am
afraid that you will be a little uneasy
in receiving this letter but you may
rest assured that by the will of God
I will do nothing that you will be
ashamed of [owning?] me for a son
so now dear mother do not give
yourself the least unnecessary
anxiety about me. I hope that by
the time you get this letter to be
At Newburgh so on receipt of this
letter do not write again untill [until?]
you here [hear?] from me when I will sent
you my direction so I have nothing
more to say on that subject. I have
of course to give up the classes at
the institute but I have no doubt but that
I shall find quite as good in the states
I will [take?] a farewell visit at the
Christian Union on Sunday a meeting
which I heartily enjoyed and that I

think as [has?] been a source of much good
to me. I will also say good buy [goodbye?] to
Mr Cordnor And a few other friends.
Last Week the weather was bitterly
cold this week it is raining and to day [today?]
So excessively hot that it is nearly
unbearable with all ones winter clothing
on just weather which you are
liable to catch cold in but so far I
have escaped and hope that I shall continue
so. I have nothing more to say but the
next one wil be a more interesting
one I hope so with fond love to all
At home
Beleive [Believe?] me ever
your Attached Son
R [Richard?] Rothwell

PS. You will no doubt be uneasy
to no [know?] the the reason of my hasty
departure it is this We are now
on [shall?] quarter time And with
my small wages I
could not live and do justice
to myself. And a Man in town
having advertised for hands I went
down and engaged to go he paying
my passage and so to that I
agreed hoping that this will
make your mind more easy I
have written. I am well aware that
the first thing you say will be
that he will be getting into
the army but I am not the least
uneasy so again Farewell.