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Title: Richard Rothwell, Delaware, to his Mother Della Rothwell, Ireland
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileRothwell, Richard Jr/38
SenderRothwell, Richard Jr
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginNewcastle, Delaware, USA
RecipientRothwell, Rosa
Recipient Genderfemale
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9309121
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by C. R., 01:09:1993
Word Count278
TranscriptNewcastle Dec [December?] 18. 1864

Dear Mother
This letter will be short as I have to write to [two?] more
long letters and and [sic] have already written two one to M [
Corderer?] and the other to a man at the works. I have not had a letter
now for five weeks until yesterday when I got two from Montreal one from
Aunt Lilly and the other from [Miriam?]. They were forwarded from
Newburgh and I had to pay 26 cents for them I shall enclose the letter
from Aunt Lilly but want you to return it the next time you write I am
getting $2.50 cents a day and expect more shortly I am still boarding in
the hotel. On Monday I join Order of the Templars that is a temperance
society and when I become acquainted I hope to find a [------?] house it
is my intention to get to some large town about March or April more
likely Boston. I do not spend my nights to much advantage as I can
[-----?] [-----?] and that is why I will not stop long here. I think that
I might get a letter from some of the girls at Christmas if I do not I
shall be disappointed I cannot in this letter tell you any thing about
Philadelphia but will next week when I have not so much writing to do I
shall expect to get a letter next week from you I hope that you will not
feel disappointed at the shortness of this. Give my love to all my friends
and I hope that you will spend a Merry Christmas and a happy New year
I remain your affectionate
son Richard Rothwell.