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Title: Moses Staunton, Preston, England to his mother, Glasgow.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileStaunton, Moses/35
SenderStaunton, Moses
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginPreston, Lancashire, England
DestinationGlasgow, Scotland
RecipientMrs Staunton
Recipient Genderfemale
Relationshipson-mother / siblings
SourceT 2035/10: Copied by Permission of Dr. E. R. R. Green, History Department, University of Manchester, Manchester 13.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9404116
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 20:04:1994.
Word Count253
TranscriptPreston 24 Sept 1845

Dear Mother & Sister
I take the present minute
let you know I have got so far Safe
for which I feel thankful as railway
travelling is very dangerous in England
from their careless & furious Manner - I
had not left James Staunton 50 minutes
going on the London line when we
had a Slight collision - and would
have been Serious but both drivers
had a view of the danger 50 yards
before we met a we both were nearly stoped [stopped?]
yet so great was the remaining force that
the engine was thrown across the lines no person
was hurt - I have lost my box
the man put it on board the
Aurora and it has been stolen
from among the Cabin pasengers [passengers?]
Luggage but I will make the company
pay for the loss if I can --
I have got my Machinery sent on
before me - Ellen & James are well
and the children - this is a good place
for them only this spare portion of their house
must be furnished well and it will then
let the [they?] could have had the half sent
of their house all along for it --
My love to you all I am truly
M. [Moses?] Staunton

I may let you hear that James
Staunton & family are all well
and my Journey will serve
them all as I have taken
time to See that all [stiles?] that
I am going on with are Suited
to each ----

[addressed to:] [stamped:]
Cabin dock Print Works SP24 SEP 25
Near Glasgow 1845 1845