Lewis University I & M Canal Documents and Correspondence, 1832-1857 (Lewis University)
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Letter from Burton W. Fisher, Lockport, Illinois, resident, to William J. Fisher. Dated August 22, 1853
Letter from Burton W. Fisher, Lockport, Illinois, resident, to William J. Fisher. Dated August 22, 1853
TitleLetter from Burton W. Fisher, Lockport, Illinois, resident, to William J. Fisher. Dated August 22, 1853
SubjectIllinois and Michigan Canal (Ill.) -- History - William J. Fisher; Burton W. Fisher - Illinois and Michigan Canal (Ill.) -- History
TranscriptsDear Cousin W. J. Fisher Esq.

I am so week I cannot write much. I have been Sick with a fever 3 weeks And I am just beginning to get better. I guess I shall be able to go to work in the Tannery next week if I do not have any pull-backs. I Read your letter yesterday with much joy I ashure you for it seemed as though you had all forgotten me I Started to go up to Hirams yesterday he lives in the upper end of Town, but when I got about half way- that is C A Welches I had to Stop and go to bed. And I like to dye before I got back home But I feel a great deal beter this morning but my hand trembles so I can but just hold my pen. The Girls have sent for me to go to a quilting to day but I don't know about going for I am so week they might hurt me. It has bin vary dry here this Summer. It rained last night for the first time this summer. Father has got well enough to go to work he is to work for Mr. Norton on his Saw mill C.A. Welch is to work in the Boat yard & Wm Brown is tending toll gate on the plank road. You asked me if I was an old Bachelor yet. You can judge for yourself in about two years, yes just two years you will see this child Polking his way out to Puding Hollow and [SCRIBBLE] to [SCRIBBLE] Bill how is Roxy now a days has she got married tell her She will be an old maid if She don't look out. I can not rite much more for I am almost tired out. Menerva Brown was just up here and She Says Mrs Brown is very sick with the fever there is a good many sick here this Summer. Tell Lura & Luretta that I wish they would rite to me and I will answer Give my love to them all Mary Jean XXXX Hea, Hea: ha: XXXX that takes them. Go in whilst your young..

Love to all
Your Afectionate Cousin
Burton

We expect you out here Every mail
Answer as soon as you get this
Burton

Bill there is Galls out here That you can get a little closer to than you tell for East if you do not believe it come and see for yourself father too with your will. Give my love to Cornelia Smith and tell her I shant rite again till she answers that letter.
DescriptionDouble-sided handwritten letter catching up William J. Fisher on Burton W. Fisher's life
Publisher (Digital)Lewis University
TypeText
FormatImage/TIFF
LanguageEnglish
RightsAll rights held by Lewis University. For permission to reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use this image, please contact the Howard and Lois Adelmann Regional History Collection at Lewis University at 815-836-5665.
CollectionI & M Canal Documents and Correspondence, 1832 - 1857 (Lewis University)
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