1847 USA family letter from Fort Wayne IN to Pompey NY

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Letter from 22 y.o. Commodore Perry Nichols, who is working in Fort Way Indiana, back to to his father n Pompey N.Y. Written phonetically

Indiana October 13th 1847
Der father, I take this opportunity to write to you to let you know how well -- I have ben well this season  until quite lately my time has benn out with Uncle Nelson about 3 weeks ago.
I have --- out to G. Wolcott for 6 months for $.10 a month. I went to water a span of colts the other morning and they got scart by sum bux in the brook and they wran a way with me I fell over the colt head and the colt step on me and – me over to or three times but having my money  -- in my pockt save me from guiting hurt much. A few das after that I was taken with the fever and ague. I thru down the Colonel and quinine till it like to kil the pox of from mee.  I hav broken the ague but I am not to work now I think I shal go to work next week  //
Uncle Nelson folks is all well and Casier has gone to Ohio to make a viset. I was up to Uncle Nelson Monday and we kilt a deer  he ses he must hav another in a few days.
The rest of the folks ar all well I believe especting Angus Wright has had the ague and fever about 13 weeks and has it still
I want you to let Mr Write know a bout angus when you have chance. Angus white fase is as long as a rake he is as ahomesic a fellow as you ever saw he woshes that he was the other side of  ---
But I am the same fellow yet I think I am anuff for the state of Indiana//

October 13th
Mr Joel Howard
I know take a few moment to write a few lines to you. I am well as usel and I hope these few broken lines will find you and your famely the same. Uncle Nelson folks sent ther to you and your family.
I suspose John Whelen has got tell M—Bromelly that I sent my best respects to him and his family and all the rest of the young folks in Remnet hole.
It has ben very sickly her this seson
I want you to write  to me as sonn as you get this
Indiana Acheson Lagrange
___ October 13th C.P. Nichols


Addressed to “Mr Richmond Nichols Pompey Onondaga Co N.Y

Red postmark ‘FORT WAYNE OCT 1- IN

3 pages of text, folded to form an envelope.

Toning and smudges. 


Commodore Perry Nichols 1825-1895

Commodore Perry Nichols was a hotel keeper, operating a hotel in Shelby, Richland Co. Ohio Nichols Junction, MO was named in his honor by the Frisco RR Co.

When Commodore Perry Nickols was born on 8 August 1825, in Pompey, Onondaga, New York, United States, his father, Richmond A Nichols, was 30 and his mother, Margaret Rice, was 24. He married Malvina Spaulding on 3 July 1851, in Huron, Ohio, United States.  

 Fort Wayne IN

The Wabash and Erie Canal's opening improved travel conditions to the Great Lakes and Mississippi River, exposing Fort Wayne to expanded economic opportunities. The population topped 2,000 when the town was incorporated as the City of Fort Wayne on February 22, 1840. Fort Wayne's "Summit City" nickname dates from this period, referring to the city's position at the highest elevation along the canal's route. As influential as the canal was to the city's earliest development, it quickly became obsolete after briefly competing with the city's first railroad, the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway, completed in 1854.