|T. T. Wright, New York, to W. J. C. Allen, Belfast.
|Irish Emigration Database
|Wright, Thomas T/25
|Wright, Thomas T.
|New York, USA
|Campbell Allen, William J.
|D 1558/1/1/250: Papers of William John Campbell Allen Deposited by F. D. Campbell Allen.
|The Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
|Document added by LT, 12:01:98.
|New York 14 Jany 1863
I have just arrived From Augusta and thinking
you would like to hear from our mutual and Dear friend
Mr Robert Campbell I take the liberty of dropping you a
line. I mailed several letters to you last season from
Mr Campbell which I hope you have recd [received?] They
went out on Blockade Runners from Charleston. Mr Campbell
is quite well and also his worthy Lady. He spends his
summer in Clarkesville and his winters in Augusta. He has
Invested your Bank Divds [Dividends?] I think in Cotton.
Mr. Bryson purchased it at reasonable rates. I think
Cotton The best species of property one can hold In the
South at present if well stored and Augusta I think one
of the best points in the South to hold cotton. You
must not feel uneasy about its being burned I hold some
cotton there also. I am not in the least uneasy about it.
Augusta Is now and will be I think remote from all active
Military operations. There is at present about four hundred
thousand Bales of Cotton In and about Augusta. The Citizens
are interested in most of it and they will protect it from
the Torch of either party whether Federal or Confe
[Confederate?] There is no disposition on the part of the
Citizens to Burn their own Property In the event of Augusta
Your friends the Bones are all well Mr John Bones
looks and lives as well as ever. You no doubt hear all
manner of stories relative to starvation In the South. Such
is not the case there is plenty of food In the South. The
Corn crop last year was very abundant. The people at home
do not suffer In the least for food. The army may fare
differently. I cannot say how they fare. The suffering
is confined I think to those portions of country overrun
by the Federalists.
Your Friend (My Wife's Mother) Mrs Samuel Clark died In
May last. She was a warm friend of yours a few days
before her death She showed me a Book You presented to her
several years since. I have heard her speak so often of you
That I feel I know you well. She was one of the purest
and most tender hearted beings I ever knew and as those of
this and other lands who have enjoyed her friendship and
Munificent hospitality will testify.
If you have letters or wish to write Write to [Wm?]
[William?] Campbell. I will be most happy To send them for
you anytime address Enclosed to Mr. Case of Lees & Waller No.
65 Broad Street New York. Do not mention anything of a political
nature In your letters.
Yours very Resp [Respectfully?]
Thomas T. Wright
W. J. Allen, Esq
You must pardon my writing you with a Pencil
the mail is about closing and I have only a pencil
at my command