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Title: Hamilton Young, New York, to "Dear Matty", Ireland.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileYoung, Hamilton/75
SenderYoung, Hamilton
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationgoods trader
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew York, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientYoung, Martha
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD729/22: Presented by Miss Duffin, Mount Pleasant, Stranmillis, Belfast.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Belfast.
Doc. No.9605317
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 28:05:96.
Word Count405
TranscriptDear Matty New York 4 Dec: '88 [1788?]
Above is Copy of what I wrote you
the 5 Novr [November?]: & the 27th [I?] recd
[received?] yours of the [23?] Sept
as this vessel for Dublin will probably be
with you before the pacquet [packet?]. I cant
write you by her this time, I told the Lady
what you mentiond [mentioned?], if you had reminded
Mr Norris he woud [would?] have sent the Gloves
Sheeting. & magazines, I hope youl [you will?] still
send them, I only wanted to make you
Sensible of [these?] peoples behaviour, & it was
a good providence that prevented their geting
[getting?] [My?] Effects into their Hands. The Gentn.
[gentlemen?] in London mention your remittance &c, you may
Depend I shant [shall not?] indorse [endorse?] any more bills
for any one The Ladies has paid me œ13 Irish for the
Cabinet, I hope Mrs Norris is recoverd [recovered?], this
goes undercover to him, Isaac Hamilton
was here at a troublesome time, I shewd [showed?] him
all the Civility I coud [could?] and as he was a worthy Character
I hope his Bro'r [brother?] calls to see you as he lives
so near, The [Coun.r?] [councillor?] was a great intimate of
our Fathers, I cant [can not?] account for his Sisters
Conduct unless some [love?] attachmt [attachment?] was not
there another Sister, Issac called her Aunt
[told?] me she had left our Mother œ10 to buy
a Ring, Ned [Brice?] is a very good man, McCormick
is left this, I saw the Girl some time agoe [ago?] last
she will not goe [go?] home, & am afraid wont [will not?]
come to much good here, There is no vessel yet up for Belfast,
but Mr Sadler tells me he expects one of Jack Montgomerys from
Carolina to goe [go?] there, Its surprising how
reasonable Provisoions [provisions?] are come to here
Beef 2s Mutton 2[p?] Butter 4p Pork in [the?] Store & as
great abundance & variety of Irish as I have
Seen at any Market which is a great blessing
considering the scarcity of money, I shall
send you some Seeds of the Spitzenberg Aples [apples?]
the Aple [apple?] wont do to Ship, give them to some
Nursary [nursery?] [Man?] who will let you have share
of them when they Grow, perhaps Mr Isaac
woud [would?] fancy a few of them, being with Love
to you and Sisters. [&c?] H. Y. [Hamilton Young?]
& Capt Barmwall, Belfast