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Title: H.Y. [Hamilton Young?], to "Dear Matty", [Martha Young?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileYoung, Hamilton/66
SenderYoung, Hamilton
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationgoods trader
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew York, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientYoung, Martha
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD 729/22: Presented by Miss Duffin, Mount Pleasant, Stranmillis, Belfast.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9604092
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 19:04:96.
Word Count450
TranscriptDear Matty New York 4 June 1788
Since writing you the 7 & [7?] past the 22
I recd [received?] yours 25 March but yours 26 Feby [February?]
is now come to land. I have applyd [applied?] to the
Postmaster General here but can get no
intelligence of it, had not you best inquire
about it, as its realy [really?] provoking. It was
some inward complaint that affected me
& realy [really?] reduced my appetite very low
until it broke out in the [Piles?]. I have thank
God recoverd [recovered?] the former & the later
[latter?] seems to be going away. I fret as little
as possible not withstanding my Situation. I still wait
for the peoples answer your side the water.
The Capt if he had Choose [chosen?] no doubt could
have let you had the aples [apples?] sooner, there is a great
want of Politeness in some People. I hope Mr
Isaac got his in good order. I have friends
here who will supply [none ?] [here?] I leave it
I am glad the Trees proved Agreeable to Mr
Ker [Kerr?], I am much obliged to you for the [running?]
My Horse Did last Winter & shoud [should?] I stay
a little time it will be perhaps necessary
for me to buy another, & as I dont wish
to part with what Gold & Silver I have by me
as it will do best to take with me may
probably draw on you for Thirty pounds
Sterl [Sterling?] unless I can get some People here
to pay more. Templeton & Stewarts Bond
alone amounts with Interest to œ778 [Curry?]
& the Bond in Maryland to œ325 Sterl
Its realy [really?] hard to be kept [out?] of
those sums so long money lent
There is Three Married Ladies who has been
very polite to me & has request me to send for
Sixty Yards of Satin at such as the inclosed
[enclosed?] pattern some of which Mr Norris sent
me last Winter at 3/3 p [per?] yard. I wrote him
you woud [would?] desire him to send that quantity
by first oppy [opportunity?] youl [you?] [will?] now
make it Eighty Yards as another Lady wants a gown of it
pay him for it & get out as soon as you can
with a piece of Sheeting at 2/2 [Irish?] per yard
such as you sent last, its to oblige people
I have received great acts of Civility from
one of the Ladies has sent me a Pot of
Preserved Peaches to send you & Sisters
by first Conveyance, in hope of soon writing
you fully I am with Love to you & Sisters
Dear Matty [Yours?] Affect [Affectionately?]
Belfast HY [Hamilton?] [Young?]
[-?] Pacquet