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From: "Wayne Adams" <>
Subject: [Scotch-Irish] "Cattle Boats"
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 21:48:48 -0400

Some time ago, I encountered the following bit of information regarding my ancestors, "William Adams {son of Elisha} worked his way from Ireland to America on a cattle boat....." Whether or not this information is valid, it still brings up the question: did very many people utilize this method of transport to get to America, and if so, were the boats (or ships) required to record and file a listing of individuals who came in this manner?

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