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Title: William Montgomery, New Orleans to Joseph Searight, U.S.A
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMontgomery, William/10
SenderMontgomery, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginNew Orleans, Louisiana, USA
DestinationPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
RecipientSearight, Joseph
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 2794/1/2/51: Presented by H.H Montgomery, Belfast, Ireland
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9503248
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 27:03:1995.
Word Count251
TranscriptNew Orleans April 11th 1850

My dear Joe
The enclosed from John together with yours of
the 25th [March?] Reached me about 100 miles on the
Mississippi coast from this city whither [whether?] I had
gone on business. I arrived here on tuesday last. As the
postage was paid it would have been better if Jno [John?]
had enclosed all to you. I am very sorry to hear your sad
report of Uncle and think he is a fit [sod?] for a Lunatic
Assylum [asylum?]. I suppose neither [Makey?] nor his bro [brother?]
ever see him. How do they get along? I see by your remark
about the [Heslafan?] Agitation that you adopt the view of
the "Hatchman" A sheet in my opinion as notorious for its
advocate of despotism in Church Matters as for its high
political [privilege?] Dr [Bunting?] has been too long & he
[frightened?] of his "hethen [heathen?] the Lord" I cannot
believe that the "great expelled director? the "Mob" at
Bristol and am better acquainted with the people there than
you are. I suppose you [burst?] of information is the
"Hatchman" and hope the [assation?] is as gratituitous
[gratuitous?] as it is slanderous. If it is it must have no
love for nor confidence in either party.
My [Route?] across the Atlantic will be direct from here
consequently will not see you in Philada [Philadelphia?].
Dont write to reach me here later than 1st June. Can I do
anything for you there in any way? If so command my humble
Your affectionate Cousin
William Montgomery