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Title: Hugh Smith, Stewartstown, to James Weir, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmith, Hugh/17
SenderSmith, Hugh
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbusinessman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginStewartstown, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientWeir, James
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 1140/54: Presented by J.B. & R.H. Twigg, Solicitors, Cookstown, County Tyrone.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9310025
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by C. R., 01:10:1993
Word Count312
TranscriptStewartstown 28th Augt. [August?] 1821

My dear Jams. [James?]
I believe I would not have attempted this did not
necessity urge
me and first of all I should appologise [apologise?] for the
uncommon trouble I give you with my business nor does there
appear to be any end to it however charge the Commission & I
will thankfully pay you. I now enclose the half of a £30
note the other part I send by this post to [-?]impleton
Robinson that they may be in time to pay an acceptance of
Mr. Caulfield due & payable at your house tomorrow. I hope
you will call on J. K. that there may be no disappointment.
This morning before I was out of bed I had your most
affectionat [affectonate?] letter. Indeed I am at a stop for
language to [------?] how much I am endebted [indebted?] to
you and all my friends for their unmerited attention to me.
Words are but Wind says the old addage [adage?]
but if my life be spared and need require I will testify by
my actions how sensible I am of every mark of respect showed
me not only by you my brother but by the utmost linnage
[lineage?] of the Weir family and indeed by all thanks to
whom I was known. Oh What shall I tender to the Lord even
for this gratification but much more for affording such
health as that I can write so long a letter to my dear
brother I can only now hold up while I commend you to his
[-----?] who has command of the Winds & and the Waves & who
hath said when you go through the waters they shall not
overflow you & may his allmighty [almighty?] arms be the
Girdle of the ship and the angle [angel?] of the new
Covenant your Guide
Prays yours truly
Hugh Smith.