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Title: W.G. Weir, New York, U.S.A To His Father, Lisbreeny, Co. Down
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, William George/9
SenderWeir, William George
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationworks at linen trading company
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginNew York, USA
DestinationCo. Down, N.Ireland
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 1948/3/13: Presented by P.J.V. Doake Esq., Kinallen, Dromara, Co. Down
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9501036
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT/JW, 05:01:1995.
Word Count416
TranscriptNew York Saturday Feby [February] 11th 1860

My dear Father
I got two letters from you all at once and was glad to hear
that all was right at home, as it was some time since I heard
from you. Caused by the long passages of the steamers.
I have not much news. Business here and more especially
the Linen past of it is quite dull. I expected to be busier this
week than last but this was not the case.
All those goods for Boston have arrived I have not heard yet
how the parties like them. Perhaps they have not yet passed the
custom house. Bernheimer's goods are here but not yet passed.
Hughes got that order. They are very rich Jew clothing house. I
must try not to lose their custom but they were great friends
of Hugh's and will not want to have any more dealings with [G.
Mc Shea?] where he is gone; for there is a convection outside
that he was treated badly. I could get an order from Ballin
but not through G H [SHeo?] as he is offended at [Mr. Jonal?]
(like more than a doz [dozen?] others. He proposed to order
direct and pay cash. I don't know whether this would do for
me or not being in Geo [George?] Stuarts employ [employment?]
[but?] it would take nothing out of their [jivekt?] [jacket?]
All [parties?] are well satisfied with thier goods it is a
pity you could not hav [have?] them more punctual. I am
afraid that this is not going to be a good season the imports
are too heavy. More than in ['59?] I must try to sell all I
can here so as to make myself worth my salary ( it seems to
be more difficult to live every day) $5 is gone before you
know what is come of it This [vexes?] are a good deal. Greer
is not the most agreeable companion [&?] does not care to
see any one, selling or being usefull [useful?] but himself.
So that instead of being helped forward I am kept back all
the time. James Smyth was here this week. He has sent some
HKFS [handkerchieves?] which are invoiced at about our former
list prices. Much cheaper than [Heinsisiz's?] Thornton Ewing
have consigned a case of Damask, Napkin's prices 6 per doz
cheaper than ours
I hope this will find you all well & that Mamma
continues in good health And with love to all at home.
I remain your affectionate [Son?]
Wm [William] Geo [George] Weir