Lewis University I & M Canal Documents and Correspondence, 1832-1857 (Lewis University)
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Letter from Edward A. Fisk and Jerome Fisher, to William J. Fisher Esq., Lockport, Illinois, residents. Dated August 31, 1853.
Letter from Edward A. Fisk and Jerome Fisher, to William J. Fisher  Esq., Lockport, Illinois, residents. Dated August 31, 1853.
TitleLetter from Edward A. Fisk and Jerome Fisher, to William J. Fisher Esq., Lockport, Illinois, residents. Dated August 31, 1853.
SubjectIllinois and Michigan Canal (Ill.) -- History - William J. Fisher; Edward A. Fisk; Jerome Fisher - Illinois and Michigan Canal (Ill.) -- History
Transcripts Dear Cousin Will
I now take my pen in hand to let you know that we ar all most well I have been Sick a bed two weeks but am now Sow that I can git around some and so is all the rest. I got your letter this afternoon and was very much glad to hear from you and hear that the most of you are well. there is a little of the Summer complaint in town and that is all of the Sickness out here mostly. the farmers raise good crops of every thing they try to.
You must excuse my bad riting for I am weak and my hand goes just where ever it is @ Mineto last week I tried to right and I couldn't read it my Self. before I was Sick I worked for Mr. Norton helping Shell corn with a Mochine that went by water. it would Shell five hundred bishels of Shell corn in an hour.
I can work these all of the time if I want at six Shillings per day. he say that he wants father until he is of age and gives him 13 shillings per day. Burton is lurning the tanors traid [trade] he gits $60 per year board washing and mending and two months per year.
Father went to work to day movin for Norton I guess that I can go to work next week he [Norton] wants me now but I cant go.
Hiram Chamberlains folks are all well. High is at work like a XXXX. Aunt Mahala Rogers folks is well and Smart they aint any of us Seen them Since you have but father he went up there but Abigail had a letter from Mahala and she said that She was a coming down in the fall Mr Wm Brown is very sick now and his girl he moved in to a tole house on the plank road burt tended it yesterday and has gone again to day cant right any more at present & good by W.J. Fisher. E. A. Fisk
{to Orasmus} Sept. 3rd/62
Edward says that I may write a little so I will ad a little to his letter.
We are quite Smart for us.
Eliza has some ups and downs yet But I think we shall all be Sound and well in a few days. it has been, and is now, unusually sickly here, the Season has been so very hot and dry, it is So very hot to day it is tedious to be out, Burton has got pretty Smart So he has gone to Tend gate for Mr. Brown he will be able to go to his work next week in the Tanery I think, I am sorry to hear that you do not get Stout I have got Strong, altho one week ago I was very Slim it takes me but a little to get up after being sick I can not write much now I will write again soon. I suppose the boys have told you all the news So I will postpone. Yours as ever, Jerome Fisher
DescriptionDouble-sided handwritten letter with personally informative portions from both Edward A. Fisk and Jerome Fisher. Donated by John M. Lamb.
Publisher (Digital)Lewis University
DateAugust 31, 1853
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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