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Title: R. Moore, Portadown, to Joseph [Searight?], Philadelphia
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMoore, Robert/62
SenderMoore, Robert
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPortadown, Co. Armagh
DestinationPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
RecipientSearight, Joseph
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends, business
SourceD.2794/1/2/99: Presented by H. H. Montgomery, 4 Kensington Gardens, Belfast 5.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9510037
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 12:10:95.
Word Count230
TranscriptPortadown 7th Octr 1854

Dear Joseph
We have [not?] yours from covering Bills
of exchange for [amt?] of [?] account for which under
all circumstances we are thankful it might be worse
The life is dreary but must be borne, things are looking
better here [jams?] are cheap and goods can be got up
earlier and we think we have seen the worst of things
I don't consider there will be many more failures in
Ireland at least we have a most abundant harvest
and [for---sions?] are likey to be cheap enough although
the Potatoes are all but an entire failure However the
poor will have plenty and cheap food and I still think
a full supply of employment and not very low wages
Cholera is [---------?] so that looking at all sides of
[affairs?] we have reason to be thankful. I am sorry to tell you
that old Ledwich has fallen a victim to cholera and is
gone So ends our hopes of getting anything from
him So a like Craig is also. Dead Died in a few
hours sickness cholera also Belfast has suffered
a good deal, thank Providence we are all well
So are the [friends or finances?] down Sheet and William
particularly so and very happy and has a good
prospect for being so he seems to have made a good
selection I think she would please you

Yours Respectfully
Rob't [Robert?] Moore