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Title: John Smith,[Ireland?], to James Smith Junior,[Ireland?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmith, John/72
SenderSmith, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationinn keeper and distiller
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBallymoney, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
DestinationMoycraig, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientSmith, James Jr
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD.1828/47: Presented by James Steele, The Whins, Mosside, Ballymoney, Co Antrim
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9508161
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 24:08:95.
Word Count469
TranscriptTo: Mr James Smith Junior

From: Ballymoney 2 May 1848

Dear James

you must Bring the poney [pony?] And cart
with you on thursday And bring the Boxborrow [Box Barrow?]
with you and All that is in it for I cannot Doo [Do?] without
some of the things that is in it And if you Doo [Do?] not
like to go home that night you can bring feeding for
it and it can stay to but the best way I think is for
to bring it and either you or I will go home that
night and it can come back the next Day As William
was talking of Coming to the fair And for the poney [pony?]
it is As well for it As it is better working than
standing idle and I want you to bring one of the Beech sticks
that I got at Gracehill 9 feet long, and bring 12 of the worst of
the small larch I mean of the crokedist [crookedest?] of them if
the [they?] should not bee [be?] the smallest And you can Bring
the Gug [Jug?] and Bason [Basin?] with you and Any other thing that
you know that wee [we?] would need And old strainer that wee [we?] are
ill off for to keep the peas in, I wish to inform Father
and you that I would like you and him to purchase
A puncheon of Whiskey to me and that I will give
you All the profit that will bee [be?] in it I mean
All the profit by the gallon that will bee [be?] in it tkaking
[taking?] the puncheon than by purchasing it by the small
I believe that wee [we?] could save from 3 pence to 6 pence
per gallon by it And not that only but there would
bee [be?] A greater sales in the town when the [they?] would
see A pungeon, the [they?] imagine that the [they?] would
get poor Dealing when it is bought in small
quantities so you can consider with your selves And wee [we?]
can see what About it on thursday you perhaps may
think that it would bee [be?] too mutc [much?] [stained] let
into my hands but I think that if health of body and mind
bee speared [be spared?], there is little fear for I intend not
to let this transaction Doo [Do?] me any harm in Any one way
for if I cannot succeed in it I will give it up at
once and I never will leave you nor any one that has
backed me At this Anything the worse of it, I hope
you will comply with this and by the blessing of god
I trust it will Doo [Do?] us All no harm yours John Smith

you will please to send Jms [James?] Taggart
his As soon as you get this