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Title: Nicholson, John to O'Brien, William, 1822
CollectionThe Transatlantic Letters of an Irish Quaker Family_1818-1877 [B. Jackson]
SenderNicholson, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationlinen trader
Sender ReligionQuaker
OriginFriendsville, NY, USA
DestinationSmithsville, Niagara Co., NY, USA
RecipientO'Brien, William
Recipient Gendermale
Doc. No.
Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count177
Genreabstract of letter, family news, local economy
TranscriptFriendsville 16 2 mo [1822]

"Thos left on 10th of last month for Pittsburg on foot to try & settle Wm Heazelton's affairs — he went thro' Wilksbarre but only stopped about 2 hours at Uncle Sin tons — Uncles Jo & Jacob & Phebe were at home. Thy
aunt spending the winter with James in Easton — Our timber is hemlock, beech, hard & soft maple, birch, cherry, oak, chesnut, pine, blackbirch & a little elm —."

Mentions the following prices for which William had asked him:
Wheat in trade 1 dollar - cash 75 cents
Rye & Corn 50 cents
Pork 5c or 6c per lb.
Butter 12'/2
Hay 1 dollar p ton
Sugar 6 to 9 dollars per 100 lbs.
Grazing Cows 16c or 18c per week
Horses 25c
Chopping 5 dollars per acre. Chopping & clearing 10 or 12 dollars per acre
Labourers wages 50c per day & found
Common rush bottomed chairs 50c painted black
Cattle do well & they have good potatoes
"Thy very affectionate cousin"

Wm OBrien
Post Office Smithsville
Niagara County N.Y.