1847 New York City, letter from daughter to mother in England

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Letter from daughter and son to mother Mrs Robinson in Newcastle-on-Tyne England. Talks of very warm summers in New York City, work conditions, the potato famine in Scotland and Ireland and family topics.

Poor spelling, phonetic reading:

N York
---James Muro
280 Rivington Street
New York March 19th 1847
Dear Mother…I hope this letter finds you all in good health…I have had verry bad health this year and now the summer is coming and we suffer verry much with the heat. Last summer was verry hot. I like this Country verry well onley how the summers beane so hot that is the only thing that I have against this place. Dear Mother I have a Dear little boy 5 months on the – of the next month he is as fat as butter and the yankis says that he is a real John Bull that is wat they call the Englishmen but James and I have beane taken for yankeys often for we have lost our -- --- since we left home.O that word I whonder if I shall every have the plusher if seeing it again I hope//
I shall…Dear Mother  I hope you wiill be able to make my writing out for I think I ought to go to school to learn to spell…Dear brother and sister and tell Anney that I often wish I had her here to nurse this little son of mine but I think he will be too heavy for her…Dear Mother I have not seane no one that I know since I come to New York...we have had his brother to keep all this time for he is no trade and//
It Is no youse of any one coming hear unless they can work for it is a hard place to get a living for it is overrun with all cuntreys. Hear sad news about Scotland and Ireland beaing in such a starved condition but we have plenty starving hear. Dear Mother I wish you will ask my Dear brothers if they will send ous a newspaper… I take the paper every day it is only 6 sence.a weak…your loving son and daughter…

Envelope has red ‘NEW YORK MAR 22’ postmark on front. On back transit postmarks ’---847 ---(LIVER)POOL’, ‘WAKEFIELD AP 25 1847 B’, and ‘NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE AP 26 1847’.

3 pages of text. 

Folded to form an envelope