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Title: Bryson and Robb Families, Dundonald and Ballysallagh, Co Down
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileRobb, Nelly/23
SenderRobb (n.Bryson), Nelly
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBallysalagh, Co. Down, N.Ireland
DestinationNew York, USA
RecipientBryson, Andrew Sr
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 1454/3/1-12: Copied By Permission of Dr J.C.Robb Esq, M.B.E. M.D. M.C.H., 21Cambourne Pk., Belfast. #TYPE EMG Frank Robb, Australia, Also Alexander Robb, Nicola Lake, British Columbia, to the Robb Family, Dundonald and Ballysallagh, 3rd November 1805 to
ArchivePublic Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.8816076
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log12:10:1989 LT created 07:06:1990 IH input 07:06:19
Word Count1174
Andrew Bryson senior
No 98 Frankfort street
New york

Two Friends

the land is let for 21 years unless you sell it or some of your own
children wish to live on it which makes the lease void.

March 22 1805 Ballysalagh [Ballysallagh?]

My Dear Father I received your letter dated january 21 for which accept my
Best thanks But my remarks on the subject from me would Be only wasting
paper without either entertainment or improvement to you. I wrote David
by the American and gave him my opinion of the Family going to America the
Atornies [Attorneys?] have since met And are all of my opinion with
respect to the Impropriety of selling the Property and at same time taking
away the lives only reflect on the Inconveniences you must subject yourself
to by Beginning a new Business at your advanced Period of life all these
evil may be averted by letting things remain as they are for a few years
the the profit arising from the the different Properties when clear will I
think be sufficient to support you all together either in Europe or
America if you chuse [Choose?] it you may then spend the Evening of your
Lives without enjoying in the hurry of Business which is Better suited to
the young and strong please to let us know your mind on the subject as
soon as convenient and be asured [assured?] no one concerned wishes to
become Dictators to you on a subject where they can only have a right to
advise if you are still inclined to sell you have only to say so but I realy
[really?] fear you need not calculate on a very large sum after the Debts
are paid it is now just a week since the [ta?]riffs Bailif [Baliff?] gave
Dan. possesion [possession?] of Marlins land he came so late that there was
no time to get the rest it did not however make any difference they got a
peaceable possesion [possession?] this was an saturday and the Attornies
[Attorneys?] went down on thursday to see it when they let it at two
guineas per acre commencing at Novr [November?] past one half to
Wm [William?] Boden the other to Andw [Andrew?] Finley son to old John of
Ballygr[?] the land was almost all ploughed so that it was just ready for
them Dan, gave the Baififf 2 Pounds 10s as his fee and four shillings by
way of present which it seems is common the other expenses was laid out by
Conner on Mr Savages account so that I do not know what Amount will be
Conner has promised to bring it off Martin I wish he may be as good as his
word Jas [James?] talked very Big from the time the sheriff was there till
the time the Atornies [Attorneys?] went down immediately on their
appearing on the ground he sent a Boy and drove off the cattle and mended
the ditch but he himself did not make his appearance I wish some of the
others were as well humbled I realy [really?][ do not know what will be
done with them the detached Islands I mean was the land in our own hand
we might detain the Rent but as it is the people need not pay it till Miss
Youngs discharge is produced McConner say he is sure the [Moss?] is all
Bound but is not so sure of the hard land Dan, has been thinking to bring
Mr Connor down to see it that he might be the better enabled to judge but
to enter a suit against Miss young suppose [?] were in the right might
be troublesome.

March 29
A visit from Mrs Finly and Jane to hear from Andrw [Andrew?] letters which
we had received a few days before put a stop to my writing I now take up
my Pen to inform you that they are very well and send their compliments
to you all the Laird himself is [never?] better than he was last winter
but surely you have forgot the peculiarities of his temper when you
neglected writing him a few lines this season he has been so uniformly
kind to Jane that his feelings which are of the tenderest kind ought not
to be hurt by the neglect of any of us we have also received since my
writing before the letters and Flaxseed by the ship [Aocushnet?] all in
good order it is at present selling at six guineas per Hogshead we have
it all home and nearly two of them [sold?] the people in the
Neighbourhood were quite in[?] when they thought there was none to come as
they do [?] think there is any to be got equal to it indeed I am myself
inclined to believe that there is something in the soil that it comes off
that particularly suits this an instance of this occured [occurred?] with
Jas [James?] Rodger last year he got his seed here and his sons got what
was called york seed in N & [?]rds and the quality was so different that it
could be discerned as far as it could be seen when growing and it produced
near one third less in quantity we are scarcely ever able to get our own
numbers but this we dare not tell Mr Martin declares that it is impossible
that there can be any difference and it is only giving trouble for no
purpose last year we got one of them and the seed was in appearance much
superior whether this was chance or design I should be glad you would
inform us it also stood the Measure better than the rest how those will do
in that respect I cannot tell as none of them yet run out Adieu and beleve
[believe?] me to be your Affectonate [Affectionate?]

Daughter N Robb

then sickly but a sickness in his head made him unable to rise who on
contemplating such an object as him would think old age a Blessing to any
one but themselves but the love of life I Believe is not to be given up but
wish life itself an awful lesson this and ought to teach us to detach
ourselves from a world we cannot long anyway the Mistress to do her justice
seems to be carefull [careful?] enough of him - our compliments to David I
will if possible write Andw [Andrew?] and Eliza by this vessel

I have just heard that my Grandfather who has been confined to bed all
winter is considerably worse Jenny and I went to see him about ten days
ago none of us had been there since my Mother left the cotton he knew us
imediately [immediately?] on our going in and was very glad to see but also
he is scarcely the shadow of what he was even in my remembrance he has a
little bed erected by the fire on which he lies night and day he says he is
much happyer [happier?] there than alone in the room he was not