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Title: R. Moore, Portadown to J. Searight, Philadelphia.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMoore, Robert/37
SenderMoore, Robert
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPortadown, Co. Armagh
DestinationPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
RecipientSearight, Joseph
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends, business
SourceD 2794/1/2/68: Presented by H. H. Montgomery, 4 Kensington Gardens, Belfast 5.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9103131
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogAction By Date Document added by C.R., 10:12:1993.
Word Count336
TranscriptFROM: Robt. [Robert?] Moore, Portadown, County Armagh,

TO: Joseph Searight, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

April 20 '52 [1852?]
Dear Joseph,
You will see by this Date that I am far behind time
with you as I have put off sending this letter untill
[until?] I am able to forward the Goods refused to
and a note of which you have enclosed I leave it
to you to do the best you can for me as this might be
the beginning of Large transactions with you if I can
obtain a profit that would induce me to combine I
have marked these as parcels that would about enable me
to proceed but do not [limit?] you on either side
as the mater [matter?] is one of [----?] for the information
of my self and thus I mean of course those [-----?] [-----?]
on Brand here. If I can I will Send you in one of the
Boxes regular samples of Drills Red & Brown colour
and would take an order for them at [6?] 1/2 7 [?] 8 1/2
Since I wrote the [---?] part of this epistle
one or two serious cases of failure occured [occurred?] one
is Robt [Robert?] McMullin & Co rosemary st Belfast who
[takes?] off W & S Mills of Clare £2700 and only pay 4/[d?] in the
£1 the Clare people follow the example and I am sorry to tell you> that they owe me £200 but I believe we will get 1[3?]/4 [out?]
of them they could pay more and will not so
you see we are Still Irish
I have reason to be thankful that we are all well
hear [here?] J [----?] has been presented with another son the
1- [10?]th child W Thompson [we?] all well Mrs [Hurson?] is very
ill - the Malcomson empire is crumbling God knows I do not wish it
but I may say They are [fading?] away in
disgrace. Montgomery people are all well no addition to the
Family there nor much prospect I hope to acompany
[accompany?] Hannah and Rachel to Dublin on Tuesday