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Title: Carrothers, Joseph to Carrothers, William, 1858
CollectionIrish Emigration and Canadian Settlement [C.J. Houston & W.J. Smyth]
SenderCarrothers, Joseph
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginLondon, Ontario, Canada
DestinationLisbellaw, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
RecipientCarrothers, William
Recipient Gendermale
Doc. No.
Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count717
Genrecorrespondence, decease, local economy, acquaintances
TranscriptFebruary 15th 1858

Dear Brother,
I send you a few lines hoping the will find you and family in good
health as the leave me and family in at present thanks be to God for
all his loving mercies to us. Your Brothers and families are all well in
health and so are all your cosins and families. I must mention them
by wholesail for the are a numerous progeny. In a few weeks the will
come up to 90 in name and number. Dear Br. I have got no word
from Paul this last year, the last letter he said he would leave Australia,
I am hoping to be spared to see him. My son Wm. lives about 50 miles
from this place, he was seeing us six weeks this day, is well and wife
and child. I am sorry I have to let you know of the Death of John
Doyle, he Died in October last, a man much regretted by all that Knew
him, and that was a vast number, for he was Town Clerke and was
allowed the best in the Province, it was worth very near 300 pounds
pr. year, he had a great deal of writing to do, for the Town Council
sat every Day. We had a very mild winter until last week we got snow
and the slays is in full run now. Our markets is very cheap, best fall
wheat 3S pr Bishele of 60 pounds, Oats from 8d to lod pr. Bl. of 34
pounds, Beef from 16S to 20S pr Ht. of 100 pounds, Pork from 18S
to 22S pr. Do. I give the price in your money as you will understand
it better. Stock of all kinds is more than one third in price cheaper than last year and so is land. Many has run to ruin by speculation in
Land where the had to Borrow money, hire as the call it here went as
far as 30 pr. cent and in some cases above it which caused some to
cross the line, which the can do in a few hours by Rail Road. We
have got to of Mr Gregston's sons (formerly Printer in Enniskillen) to
London. There Mothr lives in Brooksborrow, and a Mr Scott who
is married to a Daughter of James Scott tanner of Enniskillen. They
are in partnership, the are very well liked. One of the Mr Gregstons
is gone to England for goods. You can let the Lunnys of Cloon know
I am a live and Mr Jas. Copeland as the have an Interest in my
existence. Let me know if the build the Church in Mulrod and pull
Down the old one. Let me know if my sisters are living and well, and
their families. You will remember Margret and I to Wm McMullen
and his sister and let us know if the are well, and to Miss Rebecca
Armstrong. Let us know how she lives, or is her in Lisbellaw. Remember
me to Thomas Lindsay, I am glad to hear of his well doing.
Remember us to Wm Betty and all our Tamlaght old neighbours.
You will ask Mr. Jonny Clegg if he gets any word from his Uncle
James if he mentions Paul in them. Let me know how the Mr Blacks
is doing and all my old friends. I heard the Johnstons was left
Tamlagh, let me know whether or not. Let me know who is in Mr
Halls place in Derrybrusk and if Mr Lloyd is living in Drumard,
Who is in my old House. Dear Brother, you will answer this letter as
soon as it comes to hand and let me know the several things I have
asked of you. You will excuse me for troubling you in such a way, I
am so glad to hear from my old country. Let me know how the
Bettys of Farnamulln is, how John is doing. I must give up asking any
more off you and conclude

Dear Brother I remain
Yours etc. etc. etc.
Joseph Carrothers.

[To] Mr Wm Carrothers / Lisbellaw / Co Fermanagh / Enniskillen /
[Postmarked] (London) c.w. Feb. 17 1858 / Hamilton u.c. Fe. 18
1858/7 Paid MR 1 o 1858 A / Enniskillen M MR 11 58