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Title: Joseph Carrothers London Canada to William Carrothers Farnaght.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCarrothers, Joseph/29
SenderCarrothers, Joseph
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginLondon, Ontario, Canada
DestinationCo. Fermanagh, N.Ireland
RecipientCarrothers, William
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT3734: Presented by Edward Carrothers 3, University St. Belfast
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9411008
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT/JW, 04:11:1994.
Word Count637
TranscriptWestminster Township November 26 1856

Dear Brother

I once more send you a few lines hoping the
will find you and all the family in good health as the
leave me and my family in at present thanks be to the
God of all our mercies. Your Brothers and all their
families is well and so is your cousins and families
and there is a yearly increase among them. My son
William got married last year a Miss Willsie, her
father gave her eight Hundred Dollars, he has removed
last month to the Township of Bosanquet 54 miles from
this place Land being cheaper than here. Land is
selling in this place from 40 to 50 Dollars pr Acre
as it is improved, and some above that price.
Mr. Carrol and his amiable wife came to see
us in this place. We have got a new Methodist Church
Built this past Summer. It is 40 feet long by 30
feet wide,it was opened for service last month.
It is on David Carrothers Lot one quarter of a
mile from my house. I was the mover of it. Last
year was a year I started a subscription and it
took good through all the name and the two Mr. Willses
that is members of the society that meet in it.
I hope it will be of use. Methodism is popular in
this country but there is more hearers of the Word
than Doers. In answer to this letter let me know
how William McMullan and sister is and Miss Armstrong
and my sisters families and my old friends.
I received a letter from Paul, he gave me
to know he would be leaving Australia this month
he said he would come by England and that he would
go to see his native country so you will have the
pleasure of seeing him first, he said he would be
here in March. The Rail Road is in full operation
from London to New York and from London to Montreal
a distance of 600 miles, this is the Grand Trunk
Line opened last month for travel. You will give
him to know this, when he arrives in London to go
to Mrs Strongs Hotell [Hotel?] there he will see his old
friend Mr Henry Strong, every Hotell [Hotel?] Keep an Omnibus
that attends the arrivale [arrival?] of every train. Mr
James Oliver, Nathaniel's Brother in Law, Mr. John
Doyle married to another, and Mr Robert Keneday [Kennedy?]
that is married to their mother all will be glad to
see you and will send me word of your arrival. Let
him know also there is a Mr James Armstrong from
this part gone to Ireland (Nath.[Nathaniel?] and his wife is
well acquaint with him, I have seen him) he is the
Lawful Heir to Mr Harry Armstrong's property (Latin).
He will be returning in March. He might be with him
to London. This season has been remarkable fine,
very little rain has fallen up to this since
the fall. Wheat dose [does?] not look so strong as other
Please to let Mr Hugh Lunny of Cloon know I
am living and I hope he is too. Remember me to
all my old acquaintances as you see them
Brother Thomas seen James Stuart in London
last month he said the were all well at Godderich,
he did not come to see us and I have not any more to
say of them. All farm produce is on good demand and
good price.
Please to give my best respects to Mr. James
Copeland and his family. If you can, let me know
which part of America Mr James Copeland is living in.
If spared I will write to you before March next as
I want to get some things with Paul if he arrives safe
to you.
No more at present but remains
Your affectionate Brother
Joseph Carrothers.
Mr William Carrothers,
Lisbellaw Co. Fermanagh
Postmarked London Nov 27 1856
Hamilton Nov 27 1856
Enniskillen Dec 16 1856