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Title: John Montgomery, Portadown, to Joseph M Searight, Philadelphia.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMontgomery, John/43
SenderMontgomery, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbaker
Sender ReligionProtestant (prob. Methodist)
OriginPortadown, Co. Armagh, N.Ireland
DestinationPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
RecipientSearight, Joseph
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 2794/1/2/47: Presented by H.H. Montgomery, 4 Kensington Gardens, Belfast 5.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9510050
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 12:10:95.
Word Count359
TranscriptDear Joseph
I received your very interesting letter indeed cousin and
will soon as put in posession of the state of your account give
your particular I.O.U. for the 10/6. My father and all the
family feel much obliged for your kindness in forwarding the
"Advocate". Should you keep it yourself send us one for which I
will give you Cr [Credit?] I suppose 10/8 same as Mrs Kelly's. I
send [sent?] your order to New York for œ1. This will pay for
two hymn books one by the South and one the North. The new ones
and Sunday school [_____?] periodicals or small books that could
not be [____?] weights [____?] be good and cheap a book 2 oz can
be sent for 2 and I send you this œ1.0.0. for you to send me say
weeklys or every mail some one or other of these things until it
is done. If the hymn books can be sent by post it would do very
well. If not you may [___?] one coming in some time. But the
others you can read and send me. Christmas is past at that time
as think of all our asbent friends. My cousin alice died in
Boston Decr [December?] poor Sally feels her loss to her very
heart. Thanks be to our Heavenly Father we have all been
preserved here to see 1850. What changes will this year bring
round? Many no doubt as far as our souls are concerned may they
all be for the better.
Mr Quinn is married to some person in Omagh - a good match I
believe any word with yourself. I thought it would have been
before now. I am thinking about it but __[am?] timid put off too
much even in this. Will you be over in Summer all well? Things
are going on much as usual here not much to notice in meetings
& teetotal meetings. I make speeches now & once Irish preach
with long lesson to your cousin John Montgomery. Love from Mrs
Kelly & all the family. R. and A. J. Moore & family are all
Don't pay your letters.
Paid Steamers
PAID 1/0
John Montgomery Jan 1850
Mr Jos. [Joseph?] M. Searight
Care of Messrs L.J. Levy & Co
M.S. America