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Title: Thomas Carse, Buffalo, to "Dear Parents".
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCarse, Thomas/5
SenderCarse, Thomas
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationshipping clerk for a railway company
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBuffalo, New York, USA
DestinationCo.Down, N.Ireland
Recipienthis parents
Recipient Gendermale-female
SourceDonated by Mrs I.J. Beattie, 120 Carsonstown Road., Lisowen, Saintfield, Ballynahinch, Co. Down, BT24 7JN. N.Ireland.
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9903076
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 09:03:99.
Word Count286
TranscriptOffice Buffalo and State Line R.R [railroad?] Company.
Buffalo, Jany 20th 1853.

Dear Parents.
On the 15th inst I
wrote you a short letter giving you
a few sketches of my present history
intending at the same time to fill
another sheet for you with some things
probably new to you all in regard
to American life, but owing to the
present briskness of business. I am
compelled to send you such as I
have now got.
I am acting as Shipping
Clerk for the Company at this station
which requires more writing and
punctuality than any other part of the
business in a Rail Road Office. My freight
Bills have all to be in readiness exactly
at the time for the starting of trains.
I ship goods going
to all parts of the Western Country
to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky,
Virginia, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin
Missouri, Iowa and to all Western
States in the Union. These goods are
all received from Boston and New York
by way of Buffalo and Albany R.R. [Rail Road?]
I had [a?] letter from Cousin
James McCann, Dresden, this Morning
which was written to John at Erie and
forwarded to me. He thinks that he
is not responsible for his fathers
transactions, and thinks that I bear an ill
will towards him because I do not
write. My dear friends you may
all say so, but you may take it for
granted that I respect both friend
and foe, and hope you may all do
likewise. I have no ill will towards any
man, and I guess no man has to me.
I must have this finished
for I am just now preparing for another train
Will please give my respect to all friends
and tell them to excuse me for my neglect.
I remain your son as ever
Thos [Thomas?] Carse.