|Title:||J.Montgomery, Portadown, to J. Seawright, Philadelphia|
|Collection||Irish Emigration Database|
|Sender Religion||Protestant (prob. Methodist)|
|Origin||Portadown, Co. Armagh, N.Ireland|
|Destination||Philadelphia, Penn., USA|
|Source||D 2794/1/2/49:Presented by H.H.Montgomery, 4 Kensington Gardens, Belfast 5.|
|Archive||The Public Record Office Northern Ireland.|
|Log||Document added by LT, 12:10:95.|
21 February, 1850
I received yours off the S.S [adroc-?]
postage on it 4d on one hymn book 1/8d & on the other
14/3 because the cover would not come off & it was
charged as a letter I did not release it nor will I
unless they take off the overcharge and the two
advocates [teach?]. I thank you for your
promptitude & attention to my wishes. also your remarks
about the œ1. I will know again.
I have asked my father several times about this [.?]
and Tandragee affair but I have not got the a/c [account?]
yet. I think P.McC has not been settled out. I will recur to
it again and again untill [until?] I get it. It would be telling
no more than œ100 if I had as much of order in my head
& practice as you have. will I ever have it? [.?]
cannot be acquired? or is it born with us? what say you?
promptitude is another quality I am sadly deficient in.
The same queries will apply to it also.
I posted your letters yesterday the day I received yours
I have none from any one for you yet.
Anne Jane has had a cold through most of the Winter. she
is much better now Rob & the children are well. Mrs
[Couran's?] husband [?] Kiernan was to sail this day for
the land of the west nicknamed "the Land of Freedom" his
school went to the [bads?] & he had nothing to do so he is
gone to try America he goes from Belfast to New York.
Wm. [William?] Carleton as you may know was for some time learning
the [lines?] business at McClelands on the [Ban?] came home
about 12 mo [months?] ago or more and commenced the linen
manufacturing. At his fathers table he had seen punch
constantly used or rather daily used & perhaps then he
got a taste for it to be short he learned to drink as is
said & by that & bad company he has hastened his death
which took place on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning
the 13th February & was buried in [Seagoe?] last Friday
the 15th. The way of transgressors is hard he suffered
much. The wages of sin is death it was the cause of his
sudden or early death.
Our [preacher?] Mr Ballard had a son who died this week
in Drogheda 14 years of age another knock by Providence
that we may upon our hearts when we hear it & admit
the saviour [is safe?] with him [yarn?] is higher in proportion
than linen & this will prevent employment.
Next mail I hope to write to you direct. I would like
you to give a [---ss?] about yourself & all you can on
other subjects I will imitate you and take the hint
J.M.Seawright. Philadelphia John Montgomery.