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Title: R. Moore Portadown to J Seawright Philadelphia
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMoore, Robert/212
SenderMoore, Robert
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPortadown, Co. Armagh
DestinationPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
RecipientSearight, Joseph
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends, business
SourceD2794/1/2/83; Presented by H.H. Montgomery 04 Kensington Gardens, Belfast 5
ArchiveThe Public Record Office N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9409349
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 16:09:1994.
Word Count546
TranscriptPortadown Sep'7th 1833
Dear Joseph
I find on looking over your last note that I
have been very remiss in not replying long since now
I do advise you that I have been so over taken this
season that I am in arrears in many particulars.
In reference to the goods I have only to say that
as they are in the market they must be sold if they
are not sold before this but [daily?] I'm now thinking
of advising you to look for an advance on our
prices as there is such an advance on them
here and such a demand and nearly all for
the American market why I have been able
to dispose of fully 100 pds [=pounds?] a week of them [for?]
a long time and I would sooner sell them
here at the price than get one quotation on
them in your market and wait for the
payments so long I am sure you will do
the best you can for us as our future course will
be guided by the sales of those goods if I get
a return. Soon I may propose a large lot
of [Hay?] for the spring since I have lots
and I will be guided by your advise in response
of [P------?] since I may say here that the
Sample Books were sent by hand and
I hope reached you.I think it would be really
prudent to send you 4/4 reams as the advance
here is approaching 5/5 [?] yds [yards?]in 14 to 20[dolars?] and
may scale the higher we raise the wages
The less our workers will do and to be a manufacturer
here at present is not very comfortable
let me hear from you soon with a large
remittance as I am scarce of money just now
you are not limited. I forgot putting wages in the
price so the whole of the profit is Less
We are all alarmed at the reports of the effects
of Yellow fever and the heat of the sun in
America and hope that you and yours
may be kept safe your friends here are
all well Mrs Bamber is here just now and
leaves next week she is well but very lonely.
I cannot as yet say any thing about the Sandings
property I fear Pat McConnell, there is not
here as yet and he says we shall get more
I think you ought to write to him and
request him to get it from uncle and not
push his own matters and of course this cannot
be otherwise the account against the property
is badly kept the fact is I don't know of
any ac [account?] but between him and us if I know
the origional [original?] am't [amount?] of the debt when we
got possession I would try and have it away
but even this P Mc C [Pat McConnell?] does not seem willing
to give I think there will be trouble with
it yet I talk to Mr. Montgomery and
see what he thinks would be best

Anne Jane joins me in affect' [affectionate?] regards
to you and your good Lady
Yours Truly
Robt.[Robert?] Moore
P S. Wm. [William?] is away at the
Lakes of Killarny or he
surely would have something to say.