WHEELING DAILY INTELLIGENCER 16TH MARCH 1853, P2
Photo: Bjørn Christian Tørrissen
On last Saturday, there passed through Galena, by stage, two boys, one of four and the other seven years of age. They left the county of Clare
, Ireland, the first of January, for Dubuque (Dublin?) and came the whole way unattended by relatives or particular friends. When they left New York, on their journey westward, they had but $2.50 with which to pay their expenses; but when they arrived at Chicago, the sum had grown to $6.
Weakness and confiding faith are, often, ever a surer protection than strength. Whatever may be the defects in the American character, at the present times, a want of sympathy is not due of them. – Galena Gazette