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Title: McCarthy, John to his grandmother, 1871
CollectionNew Brunswick Letters
SenderMcCarthy, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationstudent
Sender Religionunknown
OriginMenominee, Michigan, USA
Recipienthis grandmother
Recipient Genderfemale
Doc. No.
Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count260
Genregreat fire, school, family
TranscriptMenominee Mich
November 5th 1871

it is with pleasure i sit down to write you these few lines hoping it will all the all same there was
a great fire in Peshtigo for a long while on Sunday night there was a great Blow up and swept
every house in Pes Peshtigo and Burnt [memekawa] down and only left three houses and Burnt
around [our] houses and Burnt [faded out] house and Burnt [unclear] up and Burnt over fifty
persons down there and burnt over 500 in Peshtigo i am going to school now and so is james
and so is Mary and so is thomas and Willie has to stay at home i am in the fifth reader and jim is
in the hisory of the united states and Mary is in the fourth reader and thomas is the first reader
mother and father sends thir kind respets to yea all tell pat he must come out and see us i will
write you another letter like this no more at present
we got pats letters
kate is running about and can talk and say a good many word now willie goes to school some
times no more at present amen grandmother when i get able to earn money if i can i will come
out and see you

John Mccarty

(Sideways on Page)
it is very fine weather but yet not no cold nor no rain for a good will i am going to get my
likeness one of these sundays and send it to you