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Title: Jas. Heather, New York, to Thomas Greeves, Dungannon, Ireland
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHeather, James/17
SenderHeather, James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationruns some sort of business
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew York, USA
DestinationDungannon, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientGreeves, Thomas
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends, business
SourceD 593/49: Obtained: Lt. Col. J. H. R. Greeves, c/o Messrs J. & T. M. Greeves, Conway Street, Belfast.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9601084
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 05:01:96.
Word Count459
1A 14

prepaid to Boston

Mr Thomas Greeves
vie Steamer) County Tyrone
Ship - ( Ireland
Acadia )

JA 16
1845 8D
JA 15

Private New York 385 Greenwich
Street 31st Decr [December] 1844

Dear Thomas,
Yours I recd [received?] of the
30th ultimo, enclosed in letter of credit
which was regularly paid, the letter
of the 19th did not come to hand, but
it is not material, what you say about
stopping a percentage out of what you
send, to Wilford Heather, is all correct
I am extremely glad you have got rid
of so much trouble, for indeed you
have had more trouble than I expected,
but I could think of no person, that would
have done my business so faithfully,
and with so much integrity, and for
which, I will always feel thankful,
& should your life be spared, for sometime
longer, I will allways [always?] considder [consider?]
myself under many obligations to you,
and if I can in any way, be of any use
to you, or any one of your family
at any future period, command my
services; I am extremely sorry, to hear
you [enjoy?] such bad health, I trust
you will get over it, and your health
renewed, and bodily strength, may the
Lord prepare us all, for that awful change,
you say you have noticed, many
papers, I have sent you one every Steamer
the [they?] have not went to [hand?], I recd [received?]
a paper at the time I recd [received?] last letter
for which I feel oblidge [obliged?], as you
wish, I shall not send you any more
papers, for the reasons you asign [assign?],
I hope on rect [receipt?] of this letter your
health will be improved, I see many
are the deaths in your town and
neighbourhood & mine likely to be, poor
Robt [Robert?] King of ashgrove, I am sorry
to hear, of him enjoying such bad
health, he has had many trials
to encounter, in the midst of life
we are in death, my son George
is the only one of my children that
lives in this city, his health is
tolerably good, as for myself I
never enjoyed better health through
many trials & difficulties I have
had to encounter, & particularly since
my last marriage, but the Lord
has enabled me to bear up, undr [under?]
every trial and will make away
for my escape in time of all danger
my present wife, has treated me
no better than a brute, & I could
not help leaving her, I expect to get
my daughter away from her, as
she will neither see, or do any
good, as long as she is with her,
I am now, & has [have?] been for a long
time, teetotaled and can say
from experience it is the best
for this world and the worlds
to come, George joins me in
best wishes to you & family
& believe me to be

your sincere friend
& well wishes
Jas [James?] Heather