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Title: Robert Stephenson, Paradise Row, to Speaker of House.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileStephenson, Robert/44
SenderStephenson, Robert
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginLondon, England
DestinationLondon, England
Recipientthe Speaker of the House of Commons
Recipient Gendermale
RelationshipMr Stephenson offer his ideas to slow down
SourceD.562/8455: Presented by Viscount Massereene and Ferrand, Clotworthy House, Antrim, County Antrim.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9512024
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 07:12:95.
Word Count279
I last summer took the liberty of writing a letter to you
from the North respecting the continued Emigrations
that prevails from this Kingdom. The present time
during the [sitting?] of Parliament is the Season to provide a
remedy, The Subject is delicate, and I conceive so great an
object is worthy consideration, The loss of Ten thousand or
upwards of our Inhabitants yearly is of more consequence and
greater value in the zeal of our Exports than the amount of one
hundred thousand pounds yearly addition to our exports in
Manufactures, from the observations I have made and the
consultations I have had with many on this Subject, If you allow
me the favour of comunicating [communicating?] my Ideas two or three
Clauses I should propose to you as the outline of the Bill
for Parliament, I think it posible [possible?] to remedy this
great loss to the Kingdom without the appearance
to any class of people to take umbrage at the measure,
as you are a perfect judge of the magnitude of the idea
I shall rest silent until called on by your orders to offer to
your consideration the Clauses I should propose as an Effectual
(and I humbly conceive) remedy - I by leave again to remind
you that the Americans and merchants in this Country are
Building and fitting out yearly more [vessels?] for [--?] [Straids?]
so repugnant to the Interests of Ireland, I remain Sir
with all due Submission & Respect your Most Obedient
and Most Humble Servant Rob [Robert?] Stephenson
No.22 Paradise Row 4th Feb [February?] 1792.

The Right Honble [Honourable?] The Speaker of the Hon.
[Honourable?] House of Commons