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Title: William Chambers, Edinburgh, to Vere Foster, Post Office, Dublin.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileChambers, William/45
SenderChambers, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant? Ship owner?
Sender Religionunknown
OriginEdinburgh, Scotland
DestinationDublin, Ireland
RecipientFoster, Vere
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 3618/D/8/7: Deposited by The Late Mrs A C May. #TYPE LET William Chambers, Edinburgh, [Scotland?], to Vere Foster, [The Post Office?], [Dublin?], [Ireland?], 28 Feb [February?] 1854.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9102047
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
Log26:02:1991 TSFS#CREATE created 11:11:1991 SQ input 11:11:1991 SQ checked
Word Count200
TranscriptTo: Vera Foster Esq [Esquire?]
Edinburgh Feb [February?] 25. 1854

On looking over the enclosed,
it appears to me to be very
useful detail of Particulars
requiring little to be added.
I would suggest you advising
people not to go by way of
New Orleans and Mississippi: the
preferable route is by the
railways from New York to
the western country. Better still
to land at Boston, and then
take the cars westward. You are
aware there is now a railway from
Portland to Montreal, and the
line will be opened to Quebec
in July. Already Western Canada
is opened up by a railway from
Niagara (connecting with a new
York line) to Hamilton and [--?]
[--?] by London to Detriot. This
is in operation Another line,
from Buffalo to [--------?] on
Lake Huron is opened as far as
Brantford. these lines carry
emigrants to the very heart
of the country where they can
advantageously settle. You
should strongly counsel emigrants
against buying land at first.
Recommend all to wait a while,
and take employment at wages,
so as not only to save money
but learn the usages of the
I am sorry my time will
not allow me to go deeper
into the subject
W. Chambers
Vere Foster Esq [Esquire?]
Edinburgh Feb [February?] 28
W. Chambers