Lurgan, Portadown and Banbridge Advertiser
and Agricultural Gazette
Lurgan, county Armagh
14 February 1850
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We extract the following from a letter written by an emigrant to Australia, to his father, who lives in the parish of Seagoe. The information it contains must prove interesting, particularly to the labouring classes.
'You will be
happy to hear that we like this place, we are
in good health
and making money, but this being the winter
wages are lower than usual, at the same time
plentiful, at from £18 to £25 a year, with rations, and
it is supposed that wages will rise in the
I have been constantly employed since I came
here, at fair
wages, and I am able to lay by more, beside
than I could earn altogether in Ireland.
... ... ... ...
BOOTS & SHOES.
Begs to inform his numerous Customers, that he has at
present a very large Stock of
Ladies' and Gentlemen's Boots
and Shoes, of the best quality,
And at prices which will be found lower than any other House in Town. Buying all his Materials for prompt Cash in the best Markets, and Manufacturing on his own Premises, he is enabled to offer
at ... ... 12s. 0d.
Every other description of Gentlemen's Boots and Shoes equally low; Ladies' and Children's Boots and Shoes of every description, of Dublin and Home Manufacture, always on hands; a large Stock of
ENGLISH, IRISH, & SCOTCH LEATHER
& Retail Leather & Shoe Warehouse,
FROM 1ST MAY NEXT.
DWELLING HOUSE at present occupied by MR. JAMES
FLEMING, containing Parlour, Drawing
Room, three Bed Rooms, Pantries, Closets, with
and Cellar; there is an abundant supply of
Pump and Rain
Water on the premises.
Submitted by ajk.
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