|William Montgomery, Portadown to Joseph Searight, U.S.A.
|Irish Emigration Database
|Portadown, Co. Armagh, USA
|Philadelphia, Penn., USA
|D 2794/1/2/60: Presented by H.H. Montgomery, 4 Kensington Gdns.,Belfast. BT5
|The Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
|Document added by LT, 19:08:98.
|Portadown, January 16 1831
My Dear Joseph,
Your letter of 25th Nov last
reached me in due course and is now before
me. I have spoken to Anna Jane with
reference to the money which you paid Pat
McConnell and she says she gave you
5 at one time and 30/- at another
time for that purpose. If this is correct
you must be wrong and therefore I will
not touch the Cr [Credit?] of Trust a/c
[account?] until I hear further from you.
You say "Let said balance be placed at credit
of each of our personal a/cs [accounts?] as
rendered & without being affected with
any new transactions." You cannot surely
mean that the active balance is to be placed
at credit of both your personal a/cs [accounts?]
Pray explain your meaning. Did you suppose
you left at your credit in my Father's Books
« Patrick McConnell's costs say 20. There
was not any bill of costs by P McC. [Patrick
McConnell?] My Father says it was agreed by
all parties to pay him 40 without taxation.
I will endeavour however to get a legal voucher
for the amount paid him and also for the a/c
[account?] of Bond, Interest & Costs of Execution
I bought a tin box and had painted on
it "Trust Acct [Account?]" "JS & RM" cost of same
3/6. All the vouchers in my Father's possession
are in it & I will put the a/c [account?] in a
[Pef?] Book and put it along with them. Say if
this is the way you mean it should be kept.
Robt. [Robert?] Moore wishes you to state what
you would take for your Interest. He would I
think purchase it at a reasonable price. In
making your proposition remember that "real
estate" in this country is much reduced in
value and rents and tenants are not easily got.
My Father is selling out his interest in Tandragee
as he considers the town is sinking instead of
rising. The Duke purchased that portion lying
next James Rowley's and the town want part
of the [other?] for an entrance into the town
from the railway station at Maddan [Buc-?]
Enclosed you have a/c [account?] sales of the
chattels and also an a/c [account?] from the
Watchman office which it seems nobody here
anything about. We are all well here and
getting on slowly but I hope surely. Robt.
[Robert?] & Anne Jane are well with a houseful
of children and a prospect of another. He is
getting on very well at the linen trade, which
for some time past has been doing very well.
John Montgomery resides now on the Bridge
but no word of his getting married. The
grain trade just now is woefully dull -
Old Mr. Jno. [John?] Arkinson died sometime last
month & Miss A has removed to her sisters
near Richill. Mrs Kiernan formerly Miss Cowan
is now residing at Fort Ann, State of N.Y. [New York?]
All here desire their love to you adding
the compliments of the New Year.
I am your affect. [affectionate?] Cousin