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!! Ballina Chronicle; Apr 3, 1850; Fare to America

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 17, 2005
      Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
      Wednesday, April 3, 1850


      "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
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