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Title: Joseph Carrothers, London, Ontario to W.Carrothers, Farnaght, Lisbellaw,Fermanagh
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCarrothers, Joseph/41
SenderCarrothers, Joseph
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginLondon, Ontario, Canada
DestinationCo. Fermanagh, N.Ireland
RecipientCarrothers, William
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT3734:Presented by Edward N. Carrothers, 3 University Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9411030
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT/JW, 10:11:1994.
Word Count822
TranscriptOctober 18th 1847

Dear Brother,

I am yet spared to send you a few lines hoping
they will find you and family in good health as the
leave me and family in at present thank God for his
preserving mercy and care in our perilous journey
which was a tedious one. We went on board on Saturday
12th June and sailed down the river that evening
sd [sailed?] off on the 14th and after 8 weeks arrived at
Quebeck [Quebec?] on 6th of August took the steam boat for
Montreal at 4 o'clock that evening and from thence
to Hamilton. We took a team on the 12 and at 10
o'clock started for London 90 miles and reached
Brothers on the 14th at 4 o'clock in the evening.
Brother and cousins was rejoiced to see us all living;
but on the 17th the child Margaret died been
worn out on the journey and up the country in the
boats and the waggon the most fatigueing of all.
James was the stoutest of us we were worn too perfect
weakness I was sea sick all the way, but my
health is as good as ever and we are all doing
well. I thank you and Mr Copeland forwarding
Pauls letter it was before me Nat [Natheniel?] got it, in
your answer you will let me know how if any word from
him since and you will let me know how the crops
has done with you and if any changes in my old
friends by sickness as it did prevail. Sister
Jane Died at Lashine 9 miles from Montreal and
Thomas Stuart Died since he came to Goldrich
Brother Thomas's eldest son Died 28th of last
month of croop children are subject to it and it
is generaly fatal George Scott was sent to hospital
from the ship and some others and I heard
no word of him since. Our Captain was very good
to the passengers, and was very kind to me and
family. Brother Nathaniel and family is well so
is Thomas and family and is well off. I am in
a house of Thomas's. Br [Brother?] Samuel and family is well
and is in a fine way of doing for his time, has
crop and stock that I wondered to see. Next comes
the Breaky [Bracky townland?] cousins the are well and well
settled, the are in a fine way of doing so far as the are
cleared. It was good hit the left Breaky [Bracky?]. C.
Mark is well but has got no wife yet, David and
family is well so Mick and family, the have got
good wives and is in a good way of Doing. C.
Rebecca and husband (Wm. Webster) is well, they
have no children. All my friends has been friends
to me, and mine. You will remember us to Mr and
Mrs Tailor and Miss Armstrong. Margaret sends her
word she met with friends she did not expect.
Remember us to Mr. Wm McMullen and all my old
friends in Cloughcur [Clougher?] and numerous friends in all
the country.
Remember us to Mr and Mistress and Miss
Collim and to Dr Dane, let me know if he has recovered
his health. Give my respects to Dr Acheson
and to Mr and Mistress Michell [Mitchell?]. I hope by next
month to write to those am under promise to. Let.
Robert Crawford know I parted with A Crawford in Montreal
I was 7s. 6d. out by bringing her that far she
promised to write to me but has not. Give my best
respects to Mr Charles Little. As far as I have seen
of this country it is very fine land but grown with
immence timber. Those that is settled for some years
is well off. Markets is cheap Flour is 7s. shillings
per hundred, beef and Mutton from 1 1/2 to 2d per lb [pound?]
Butter 6d pr [per?] lb and other produce equally cheap.
There is some rot in the puttatoes [potatoes?] in some place
in this country this season. I stopped a month in
Brother Nats [Nathaniel's?] until I was restored to strength
and I am with a waggonmaker learning to make waggons at 20
Dollars pr month, so you see I have some of my trade
to learn. I had the Yanky part of it. next week
ends my month. Let Mr. Samuel Betty know I did not
travel by Toronto and I got no word of Mr Wm his
Brother the letters I posted for their place. I
parted with John Hilliard and family in Montea; in
good health. I remain Dear Brother Yours affectionately,

Joseph Carrothers.

My plants and roots a great many of them is
succeeding very well and part of the seeds I sowed
is growing very well. If you can get seed of ground
Ivy send me a little in the crease of your letter,
paste them in the fold.

Mr William Carrothers
Farnaught [Farnaght?] (Lisbellaw)
Co. Fermanagh


Enniskillen Nov 18 1847
Montreal L.C. [Lower Canada or Quebec?] Oct 23 1847
London U.C. [Upper Canada or Ontario?] ...... 1847