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Title: W.G. Weir, New York, to His Father, Banbridge, Co. Down
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, William George/21
SenderWeir, William George
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationworks at linen trading company
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginNew York, USA
DestinationCo. Down, N.Ireland
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD1948/3/15: Presented by P.J.V.Doake Esq., Kinallen, Dromara, Co.Down
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Belfast
Doc. No.9501041
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT/JW, 05:01:1995.
Word Count595
TranscriptNew York May 29th 1860
3 1/2 P.M.

My Dear Father,
I had last week yours of the 12th enclosing one
each from Henry and Thomas since then I have been so busy
taking stock that I have not had time to reply.
I have got my stock all taken now and will
not have much to do for a couple of months or so; till the
busy season commences which will be in August some time
[sometime?]. I am sorry that this time at least I will not
be able to write you a long letter nor even to reply to
H. & T. [Henry and Thomas?]. By your last you mentioned
that grandmamma was stronger and getting better this I was
very glad to hear as I was afraid I might never see her
again but now I have some hopes of doing so. I was glad
to hear that all at Lisnabreeny were well and that the
place itself was looking so well, I wish you could
send me a good Photograph of the House, with the whole
family in front. Something like that taken by McColville
but on Paper. Business is over now and there is nothing
to communicate of any importance. We are going to get a new
Man next month A Mr Caldwell formerly with Robinsons here,
before that with J&J Stuart & Co. He is a very decent fellow
& pushing just what we want, Joe Stuart got him in. I do not
know if you ever met him he has but one hand.
I am in the white goods room as first man as
yet but it is quite possible that when the busy season comes
on they may put in someone of more experience. Of this I could
not complain I would work with him as well as possible, as
even when there are some grounds there is seldom any thing got
by quarreling or letting ones temper get the better of you.
My policy is always to keep cool & not to mix myself up in
any other parties quarrels and I have no cause to regret having
adopting this course. You do not hold out much inducement for
looking for orders. I have been so busy for the last 10 days
that I had no time to call on any one, But to morrow I will go
round although from what I have been able to do before this
season I do not expect very important results, Greer has got a
situation in a large Domestic house in this street and is not in
opposition at all to G.H. [SHea?] I am glad of this for
he is running down the house to everyone; and if in the same
same line would if only for spite Try to drive or lead away
our customers, I have sold goods to a number of his particular
men since he left & will look after the rest
I have just now a few minutes.
The 23rd was the anniversary of my landing
here. Since then I have had uninterupted good health made a
good many friends, had more experience in business than I would
have had in 3 years in Belfast.
Grown about 1 1/4 stone heavier and ever so much
stronger, & learnt a good deal more German with the advantages
too numerous to mention, I have also reason to be thankful
that it has been a very favourable year for you all
at home and I hope you will have many years as good
Time is up
With love to all at home
Wm. [William?] Geo. [George?] Weir