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Title: J.G. Hall, Hubbard, Ohio to Mrs. Thomas Meek, County Tyrone.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHall, J.G/13
SenderHall, J. G.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginHubbard, Ohio, USA
DestinationStewartstown, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientMrs Thomas Meek
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD 1781/3/12: Deposited by Messrs. Caldwell and Robinson, Solicitors, 11 Castle Street, Derry.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9310382
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by C.R., 14:10:1993.
Word Count142
TranscriptEmigrant letter from J.G. Hall, Hubbard, Youngstown, Ohio to
Mrs. Thomas Meek, Letterclery, Stewartstown, County Tyrone.
June 1, 1852.

Hubbard Township Trumbull
Co. Ohio 1st June 1852.
Mr. Thomas Meek

Dear Sir
We have now perfected and sent
off a Power of Attorney in favor of Hugh Keenan Counsellor
Dublin and brother of Thomas J. Keenan Attorney who goes
back and forth yearly from Pittsburgh to Ireland they are in
partnership, the former attends to the business and the
latter collects the cases here. My agreement with Keenan is
that for the sum of 20 Dollars paid him in hand and 10 per
cent on the [Amount?] he collects he is to do all the
business so that I now know the worst of the case. I rather
think Mr. White will find out that it will not be much to
his advantage if he treats these men with silent contempt
I have very urgently requested Keenan to use
every possible means to get the matter settled without Law,
by proposing to Mr White that he shall appoint a counsellor
and apply to meet them in Dublin and try to settle it, if
the four agree they shall have power to call in another of
their own choice and the decision of a majority of the 5
shall be a final settlement of the matter. I have told him
I make this request on account of my wife's two Sisters and
should it be necessary to have Mrs. Meek's testimony I wish
him to have it taken by deposition and not require her to go
to Dublin to give it, also that it would not be any
gratifcation to me to hear of Mr. White or his family being
harassed or distressed, and all I want is our just right
peaceably if it can be had but forceably if it must. These
are the words of Andrew Jackson when sending a message or
rather asking congress to demand of France paiment [payment?]
of a claim the United States had against her, congress made
the demand in the same spirit and it brought the matter to a
settlement and France paid over the change.
Since I made my agreement with Keenan I have been
told that a chancerry [chancery?] suit in Ireland will cost
before a decission [decision?] can be obtained 100 pounds a
side to carry it on. I had some knowledge of these things
and told Keenan I would not go into the business unless on
the principle of no cure no pay, for he might carry on a
hopeless Law Suit and be sure of his pay from me.
I think Mr. White will see it be for his Interest
in every way to try and settle with these men quietly and

agreeably for I have no notion they will give it up without
a hard struggle and [la-ing?] will not cost them much. As the
Power of Attorney my wife and I signed gives them all
authority over the matter it might be Keenan will not make
the proposal to settle the business without Law so as to pile
up the costs on White. Tho' [though?] I told Keenan I would
try and acquaint Mr. White of my recent request for him to
pursue this course but for fear he (Keenan) would not I would
like you would get your friend to acquaint Mr. White of the
circumstance so that if necessary he can make the proposal to
Keenan, if you see fit you can send this letter to Mr. White
and then I consider we have done all in our power to avert
the trouble that may ensue to Mr. White and his family.
I am very truly yours
J.G. Hall