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Title: James Heather, Montreal, Canada, to Thomas Greeves, Dungannon
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHeather, James/34
SenderHeather, James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationruns some sort of business
Sender Religionunknown
OriginMontreal, Quebec, Canada
DestinationDungannon, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientGreeves, Thomas
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends, business
SourceD.593/4: Presented by J.R.H. Greeves, c/o Messers J.& T.M. Greeves, Belfast
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9503090
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 15:03:1995.
Word Count768
TranscriptMontreal 6th July 1834
Dear Thomas
Yours recd [received?] of the
9th of October the contents I observed
which is very gratifying to me, I would
have sent you the regular power at first
but considered my act alone would not
have done my brother Wm [William?] never having
resigned and he would but join me
in it, I now send you the needful
giving you any authority to act in
the fullest manner, my sister Susanna
& Heather say to other inlaw John
[Hth--se?] may blame me but Wm [William?]
was the cause of it he saying a
joint power would have to go, the the [sic]
poor miserable wretch would not
be out a farthing to procure the power
and that was the reasen [reason?] I sent for
my own, you have letters of each of
the legatees, if living if not there
having families to be distributed
to them taking their rect [receipt?] on a plain
stamp according to the sum, Wm [William?] & Johns
shares you remit some [--?] Bill on [not?]
took my share hand to John McClelland
as mentioned in my former letter, he having
Instructions from John McClelland here have
to act taking his acknol [acknowledgement?] on the same
sheet you write on, but should he
not be living send a draft for the
whole sum, I will remit Wms [William's?] share
from this and Johns will be put into
the Bank for the use of his child
the rects [receipts?] from the legates [legatees?]
as have hold to an of fortunately offers coming to
this town as no doubt there will be many
next spring, I knew you wish to post me
to as little expense of postage as
posible [possible?], I send you the bonds all
claimed which you wil see amounts
to more than what you mention, without
assinees [assignees?] holds documents of my father
for the ballance [balance?] but before I would
get into law with them if no better
would take according to what the [they?]
have it [------?] past to the executorship
bond my father & unkle [uncle?] Wm [William?] paid the
whole amt [amount?] each their half to
George Dobson, so that half of the sum
goes share & share a like the other
half goes to the heirs of my unkle [uncle?]
I send you unclaimed Bills of Exchange but I
suppose when a devidend [dividend?] is
made the [they?] are of no use
you might try them and hold them
if you can do nothing with them for my
use, whatever more is paid you do with it
as with the present devidend [dividend?] and
say what time you think it will be
paid, the amt [amount?] of the power of attorney
is five dollars and what you have been
out of pocket make into one sum and
make each pay their part as that
as that is nothing but justice, keep out of
Margret [Margaret?] Susannas share œ1-19-5 which
her husband would not pay me when
I was in the greatest distress, if there
was any way of not letting her money
into his hands I would be quite satisfied
as his conduct to her was base to the
extreme before I left home, how he has
acted since I cannot say in the same but
currency of course you can pay in the same but
all stoppages must be in present currency
turn over [page?]
by some mistake in the past office here
as I mark me a regular leave by your letter was
detained four weeks from it left
New York, I lost no time after I
read it, I have seen Joseph Hunter
here but not since I had your letter
acknol [acknowledgment?] rect [receipt?]
opinion with the [feoiser?]
I cant make him out in town, I have been
told he is some part of the
upper prescence [presence?] but I believe he came
here to purchase goods at Auction
sales, as all undertaking in the spring
Hall is sold by Auction when I see him
I will remember what you told me
I expect ever you recieve this you will
receive a paper I will send you one
occationally [occasionally?] the paper costs
nothing & the only expense is for copper
postage which I pay here it then goes free
to you, if at any time you had an
interesting paper by your favourings
me with it you would much oblige
how shall We pay you for all your
kindness, I can do anything for Ryan
& [----?] Friend of yours at any huge
[Mr.?] J.H.