Lewis University I & M Canal Documents and Correspondence, 1832-1857 (Lewis University)
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Letter from J. W. Herrin, Lockport, Illinois, resident, to William J. Fisher. Dated December 15, 1848.
Letter from J. W. Herrin, Lockport, Illinois, resident, to William J. Fisher. Dated December 15, 1848.
TitleLetter from J. W. Herrin, Lockport, Illinois, resident, to William J. Fisher. Dated December 15, 1848.
SubjectIllinois and Michigan Canal (Ill.) -- History - William J. Fisher; J.W. Herrin- Illinois and Michigan Canal (Ill.) -- History
TranscriptsW.J. Fisher
Dear friend
According to your request I seat myself to say a few words to you in The language of the pen. I should have written before this late date if I had of known where to direct, is just recently that I learned where you were, therefor I trust I am excusable for this delay. Well Well. I have learned to my satisfaction that you are indeed a married man, then you too of curss with many others have learned the ways of the married life. I sincerely trust you are as well pleased with the new state as myself at least Luna + myself are still following the same business as when you left us. Though I consider us myself under very different circumstances as concerns my health, I am at present in the pure enjoyment of good health and I may say the same by Lura I cannot say fir certain whether we shall stop on board the Boat all summer or not I have some notion of going in the ship yard Should I leave the boat I am to have $1.50 per day on the yard to commence. Jerome's yard has closed for a while. He has gone into Gaylords for $2.00 and Edward gets $1.75. Clark + Ed Felt have left Lockport and have bought a grocery here in Chicago in company. We shall probably be in Lockport again next Sunday as we have been there every Sunday since we started.
The times this season here are immensely hard for this State, though I think they are on the decline. Flour is worth $10.00 Potatoes $1.00 Beef $8.00 for pound Pork $15.00 for barrel Eggs eight cents for dozen & I suppose there are liberal prices compared with your markets but they make the people grumble with withal. We have written to Mr. Green who we expect will be here the first of June to bring Paige with him as Lura is very anxious that she should have him with her. I trust you for one will not refuse when he calls for him Should he XXXX XXXX as he would be great company for us both. Now Will I shall expect to hear from you in a few days in answer to this as you agreed to write occationally I will assure you it will be very agreeable to hear from you as often as you think proper to drop us a line. Please accept our kind regards both for yourself and wife Nothing more at present as I am in a great hurry as this writing will show I will say that Jerome and family are all well, They took tea with us last Sunday on the boat Jerome looks to be in as good health as I ever saw him. Please write at soon as convenient and very much oblige

Respectfully Yours
J.W. Herrin
Direct Lockport
Will Co. Illinois

P.S. Should Mr. Green call, Lura wishes you to send her leather trunk that is marked Samuel Johnson
Description3-page handwritten letter catching up William J. Fisher with J.W. Herrin's life. Donated by John M. Lamb.
Publisher (Digital)Lewis University
DateMay 16, 1855
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 1836 - 1849 (Lewis University)
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