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Title: Hamilton Young, New York to "Dear Matty", Ireland
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileYoung, Hamilton/70
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.9605254
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 20:05:96.
Word Count518
TranscriptDear Matty, New York 6 Aug' 1788
Annexed is copy of what I wrote you
by Capt. [Pugsly?] who sailed 3d [inst?]: I have now
to answer your favr [favor?] of the 29 April. I thank
God my Health at present is pretty good tho [though?]
not quite free of the complaint I mentioned.
I do not make myself uneasy, at least
as little as possible. My chief concern is
to get home. I sent Mr Morris a letter to my
friends in London when I sent him the [power?]
against [Feltham?] they will do what they
can in it. He is a single man. I had good
Connections if he had not forfeited them,
I have never heard from him since he left Irnd.
[Ireland?] [Hoop?] is I think from the good [bargins?]
bargains that [Tennants?] have they shoud [should?] be
punctual with you. I observe what you say of Mr Crawfd
[Crawford?]; the trial of Mr Hastings has opend [opened?]
Peoples Eyes much with regard to the conduct of [Mr.?]
[Brill?]. In the East, Lord Cornwallis I believe is a good
Man & will act Right. I think Sally Wills
[seware?] she has been so long with them people
had best remain provided its agreeable to
her. Mrs Collins was a very genteel woman
& has lived to a great age. I am glad James
Hamilton has got so good an addition to his
Fortune where does he live now. [Val?] Jones
was no [prelation?], as to the Clergy they
generaly [generally?] get their Share. Did you
see James Hamilton after he went from hence
I suppose you got proper instructions
from Mr Isaac relative Wm [William?] [Clarks?]
I wrote you already about Mr James Mitchell's
sister, youl [you will?] see its not right to pay
with orders. I wish Lord Donegal woud [would?] take
up his residence among you. It might be of
great use, its a fortunate [Match?] I shoud [should?]
think for the Lady. There has many (sic) [vessels?]
arrived here from [Newry?] & Dublin by
whom I wish you had sent the Magazines
they are to oblige People who use [me?] [with?]
great [Politeness?] as well as for my own
perusual. There will be a ship [coming?]
from Dublin about the time this [reaches?]
you. Get them sent from [&?] [Jany?] last.
In order to give you a proper Idea of
the [Peoples?] beheavor [behaviour?] with you
enclosed is Copy of [their?] letter to Mr Sadler
of the 6 May last any remarks thereon the
later for your own satisfaction, as its
[needless?] to write to them. The State of the
Effects of the House is tricky as I mention-
There was œ992.11.7 [firstly?] worth of wine
& Rugs taken by the American troops
which hoped to get paid for but shant [shall?]
[not?] now receive a penny which Mr Sadler [knowing?]
from their present Conduct how fortunate
it was you witheld your [power?] of Atty [Attorney?]
from them. I shall soon write you
again. I am with Love to you & Sisters
[&c?] [Pacquet?] Belfast Dr [Dear?] My [Matty?]
Via Cork [Nelson?] H.Y. [Hamilton?] [Young?]