Lewis University I & M Canal Documents and Correspondence, 1832-1857 (Lewis University)
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Letter from Burton W. Fisher, to William J. Fisher, Lockport, Illinois, resident. Dated November 28, 1832.
Letter from Burton W. Fisher, to William J. Fisher, Lockport, Illinois, resident. Dated November 28, 1832.
TitleLetter from Burton W. Fisher, to William J. Fisher, Lockport, Illinois, resident. Dated November 28, 1832.
SubjectIllinois and Michigan Canal (Ill.) -- History - William J. Fisher; Burton Fisher - Illinois and Michigan Canal (Ill.) -- History
TranscriptsW.J. Fisher Esq.
Dear Coz
I hope you will forgive me for not writing before But I have been very busy this summer Indeed I have just Got to be a free Niggar I has.
Our People are all quite well at present They have all gone to Church but John & myself & C.A. Welch & his Beautiful Bride are geting ready as fast as they can to go to the Baptist. They Board with us. Anthony works with Father at the Carpenter trade They both get 12/ per day apiece
We have no snow yet Onley what went off the next Day. Wm. We have great times here. I wish you would come out & stay this winter. I am going down to Uncle J. Staffords to spend this winter and wont I have great times. They have all of them been up here & stayed about a week.
But I Suppose you are otherwise Engaged at {So I conclude from what I have herd} Nevertheless that is none of my business Go it Whilst you are Young for wen you get old you cant
Tell Lura I am not agoing to rite her till she answerd this one I have written. Tell her to lay Young Sam down on the floor & rite to his Cousin I hope you have not Forgoten me. Remember the mountain XXXX. You Wm. Remember the old Ring Tree And The Tared Rope
XXXX Wm. You must alow to say a few words to the Belle !! Of N.Y. Luretta My dear Cousin. I hope you have not Forgoten me Alltho I am in the far west. So rite to me as soon as you get this Ed: has gone to meeting with his Pantaloons Straped down behind. He & Eliza Stafford had great times together & Toot rites to me.
XXXX Give my best respects to Old C.R. Fisher Ursula XXXX XXXX & Good Old Aunt Lura
I want you to all
Cornelia Smith. I thank her for answering my letter.
N.B. You must Excuse my poor writing. Very poor pen & worse penmen. Tell Elisha Winslow to keep his nose clean And not sware too much
My hand trembles so much I must stop Lives my best XXXX XXXX all my Friends. Ms. XXXX and People in XXXX
I go to Parties about Every Evening Great times

Remember well and XXXX in XXXX
The Old XXXX XXXX the house behind
And every time you do that XXXX
Think of Bust My Cousin Lu=Bill

Toot & Hellen: went out one night
They hear the noise & love a fight
Toot says why have Hellen says XXXX XXXX
look right shes XXXX sides
XXXX XXXX

So farewell now my friends so dear
My respects & writing to you I'll send
Some future day may bring us near
So farewell now & farewell till then

Friends all Rite

W.J. Fisher B. W. Fisher, West

[Postscript written sideways along the middle fold of the leaves reads] = Good morning everybody! Lu tell little Sam to right to his uncle.

Description3-page handwritten letter catching up William J. Fisher with Burton Fisher's life. Donated by John M. Lamb.
Publisher (Digital)Lewis University
DateNovember 28, 1832
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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