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Title: W Montgomery,[Ireland?] to J. Searight, Philadelphia.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMontgomery, William/40
SenderMontgomery, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationworks at family business (bakery)
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginPortadown, Co. Armagh, USA
DestinationPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
RecipientSearight, Joseph
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD.2794/1/2/72: Presented by H.H Montgomery, 4 Kensington Gds. Belfast 5.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9509136
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 29:09:95.
Word Count411
TranscriptPortadown August

My dear Joseph,
My Father is in receipt of your
form of July 24th and as he has a wish to see
what American flour is like as used there for Baking
purposes he will feel obliged to you to send him
100 Barrels of what are termed Bakers Brands.
From what you say I suppose you will have
no difficulty in selling a small Bill of Exchange
for the amount of Invoice at todays light which
will be either refined or appearing unduly honored
at maturity. You can forward Bills of lading as
soon as shipped in order that arrangements may be
made at Liverpool for transhipment to Newry.
He could not consume 100 Barrels a month but if
there was any advantage in importing an occasional
speculation might be entered into. Business here at
present is very dull and the panic with regard to another
appearance of the potatoe [potato?] disease is greatly enkindled.
From the present appearances I think there will not be
more loss in the crop than there was last year but
still a spent quantity of foreign breadstuffs will
be needed as labour is very abundant.
I have been endeavouring to carry out your
wishes with regard to the Tandragee property and have
been several times urging on P McConnell the neccessity
of making out and furnishing me with the papers you
wrote about but find it impossible to get them from
him. The small house has been put into a kind
of repair and is at present tenanted at 6s per month.
I hope soon to make you out the a/c up to the
present time and forward it. I wish you and
Robert could come to some arrangement about
the whole matter and let him have it in his own
hands as there is no use in you paying receivers fees
for nothing. As Alicia writes along with this I
suppose she has told you about the [Drefus?] item
and any gossip worth relating. Anne Jane and
Robert Moore are both well and as far as business
is concerned I think he is doing very well.
Hannah & Rachel & Harford are going to Dublin for
School on Saturday. John is well but no word
of his getting married. Father is out every Day
in the farm harvesting and the weather is very fine
for that purpose. I think we will have an
average of all the crops- with love from all
here I remain
Your affectionate Cousin
William Montgomery