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Title: Morell, Richard to Morell, Hugh, 1838
CollectionNew Brunswick Letters
SenderMorell, Richard
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginKillough, Co. Down, N. Ireland
DestinationMiramichi, N.Brunswick, Canada
RecipientMorell, Hugh
Recipient Gendermale
Doc. No.
Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count510
Genrecorrespondence, family, farming, good crops, local economy
TranscriptKillough July 18th 1838

Dear Father

After a long interval of time intervening between us and not in my power to give
you a verbal relation of the contents of my mind I am obliged to do it epistolary herefore I send you these few lines hoping they may find you in good health as they have us all in at present thank God for his innumerable favours to us.
I was myself desirous of course to send you a letter that you might know the state of the
family at present. I shall first commence with David who was married about 4 months ago to a Miss Sophia [Hanna] daughter to Mr., Wm [Hanna] [Drumgold] and is living very comfortably with his fatherinlaw, no change occurred in the family since So there remain now of the male part of the family unmarried only James and I. I in the most entreating manner make bold to request of you to remit me ------ the price of a horse that I might begin the [world] in the commercial business and as it would be of infinite assistance to the rest of the family also; for persons having a [farm] of land & not having an animal of the horse kind to assist them in the cultivation of it though they be inclined with the most unceasing diligence to improve it can never make it fruitful without an animal of the horse kind.
Major Ross made the offer of materials to make a cart if I had first procured the horse,
nevertheless, we have this season a crop making a very excellent appearance and the farm is in a midling good state of cultivation. My aunt is considering that it would be better for me to remove to our part of the lands of Diraheagh before Major Ross would expire and have the tenant right of it before his decease but it might give confusion after it. however, I will leave that to your decision. It is our expectation and hope that we will have the pleasure of seeing you in your own native land and that would be the most consoling and joyful sight we could behold. I may venture to say according to the informations of our aged neighbours that for the period of the last 20 years there has not appeared a season so favourable nor a crop appeared to be so [prolific] and luxuriant as this present My aunt and all the children join in sending their kind love and best respects to you. No more at present but Remain your ever obedt & affectionate Son until death

Rich Morell

Rates of markets
meal pr [unclear] of 112 lb from 10₤ to 11₤
potatoes pr stove 3 or [unclear] 2 ‘’ 8
butter pr [unclear] 6 ‘’ 7
beef from 3 ‘’ 4 [unclear]
flour [unclear] to 2 ‘’ 6 & 3 per stove
Wrote Sophia on the 4 Sept 1839
requesting an answer relative
to Richard coming out here
[W.] Hugh Morell
Post Office N’Castle