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Title: J.Montgomery, Portadown, to J. Seawright, Philadelphia
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMontgomery, John/44
SenderMontgomery, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbaker
Sender ReligionProtestant (prob. Methodist)
OriginPortadown, Co. Armagh, N.Ireland
DestinationPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
RecipientSearight, Joseph
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 2794/1/2/49:Presented by H.H.Montgomery, 4 Kensington Gardens, Belfast 5.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9510071
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 12:10:95.
Word Count478
TranscriptPortadown Thursday
21 February, 1850

Dear Joseph
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
your cousin
J.M.Seawright. Philadelphia John Montgomery.