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From: dan hogan <>
Subject: Fwd: Cost of fare to America
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2005 21:02:36 -0700 (PDT)


> BALLINA CHRONICLE
> Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
> Wednesday, April 3, 1850
>
> FARE TO AMERICA
>
> "B.C., a Constant Reader," thus writes to the
> Farmer's Gazette - "A
> new-married couple being desirous of going to
> America, wishes to know
> through the medium of your widely-circulated
> journal, the fare from
> Liverpool to New York or Boston, or which is the
> best place for such to
> go,
> or what is the least sum they would want after
> providing every thing for
> their passage. - The fare of emigrants is constantly
> fluctuating; last
> week
> the price was from Dublin to either New York or
> Boston, via Liverpool,
> £3
> 15s., with a certain allowance of rations; this week
> it is up to £4
> 12s. and
> £5. The rations are: - 2 1/2lbs. bread or biscuit,
> 1lb. wheaten flour,
> 5lbs.
> oatmeal, 2lbs. rice, and 1lb. pork (in all 11
> 1/2lbs.) with 2oz. tea,
> 1/2lb.
> sugar, 1/2lb. molasses, and 21 quarts of water per
> week. In addition to
> this
> passengers will require to take with them some
> little extras- say a
> little
> more tea, sugar, &c., some coffee, a little bacon, a
> few eggs, &c., the
> quantities of with they may easily calculate, by
> laying in sufficient
> with
> the above for a voyage. The ship provides berths to
> sleep in, three
> feet six
> inches wide for two persons, and others four feet
> six inches (adapted
> for
> families with young children). Passengers have to
> find their own
> bedding,
> and such small cooking and eating utensils as they
> may require. Tin ware
> will do and can be got cheap here or in Liverpool.
> The best information
> about America, &c., is to be had in the Emigration
> Guide and Almanac,
> price
> 4d., which can be sent to the country postpaid, on
> receipt of sixpence,
> or
> postage stamps, on application to any of the
> emigration agents.
>
>
> Cathy Joynt Labath
> Ireland Old News
> http://www.IrelandOldNews.com/

Dan Hogan



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