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Title: John L. Inglis, Florida, U.S.A., to Roland Redmond, New Jersey.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileInglis, John L/22
SenderInglis, John L.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationowns and speculates with
Sender Religionunknown
OriginFlorida, USA
DestinationNew Jersey, USA
RecipientRedmond, Roland
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 1364/1/61: Presented by W. L. Young, Exeter, Devon.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9408091
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 03:08:1994.
Word Count323
TranscriptFrom J. [John?] L. Inglis
Phoenix Mills
Madison Florida Nov [November?]: 13th 1877
Roland Redmond Esq.
N.J. [New Jersey?]

Dear Sir
I find in my return home from N.J. [New Jersey?]
from of Oct. 18. I take pleasure in finding you what
little information I can, as a friend of Mr. Lawtry
I know the plantation you refer to; it has him
from [considered?] what we call a No.1 [number one?] place here,
it is too large for this now [----?] of things, & wd [would?] not
make my [--------?] small farm on account of
the absence of water in the place, it [---?] quite an
important thing & have water or ponds or small
lakes on account of keeping stock. When was a
good dwelling on the place, but what condition it
is now I cannot say, as I have not been on
the place for some years, but I pass it now, from
[------?] so [---?], as only to pay taxes that the place
is in a poor condition, I would advise you to
sell it out in small farms, say 200 or 300
acres to a man. No one I know of here, wishes
to purchase so large a place, but as the place was
once rationed highly (on account of the large [premises?])
the taxes must be too much, that is the
place has been assessed at some figures now as
it was. When the dwelling was in good order
but it surely, if properly managed should
bring from in rent, than the taxes.
I understand the place once sold for $10,000
I have no idea it would now bring one one third
of that figures, but I as an owner of a large
amount of Real Estate in this County, and
who has suffered much by its fall in value
feel that it has seen its lowest figures, and
it will advance, as Florida is better known
Anything I can do for you in this matter I
will do so with pleasure
Yours truly
John L. Inglis.