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Title: Hamilton Young, New York, To "Dear Matty", Ireland.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileYoung, Hamilton/83
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.9605322
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 28:05:96.
Word Count564
TranscriptDear Matty New York 21 Feb 1789
Since writing you the foregoing
The 12 & 13 Jan: I rec.d [received?] your favors of the
28 Octr & 25 Novr: & hope Molly is purfectly [perfectly?]
recoverd [recovered?] we are busey [busy?] with the Books
I hope to be able to [Indgr?] in all next Month when I can leave
this The next pacqt [pacquet?] which is to sail on Thursday
week goes by the way of Halifax & they will
continue so untill [until?] Novr [November?] & those coming out
from March the same, I flatter myself you
have the Means of Living comfortably, & you ought
not to fret about the delays that has been put
upon me, [&?] [do?] [live?] Cheerfully with your friends
you'l [you will?] make me happy in doing so, I did not
think you was so great a [proficient?] in the
Law, Davy Park was more fortunate than
I coud [could?] have expected from the little he did, am
pleased you have had such good Crops but your
order about the Aples [Apples?] came too late youl [you?]
[will?] find them very good, I mentiond [mentioned?] what
you said to the Ladies, I shall be able to tell you more
wrng [writing?] next relative Templeton & Stewart, I found
the Girl in the House of one Mr Mooney an
Appolstrer [upholsterer?] in [Nassau?] Street & has given her my
best advice as he wont [will not?] goe [go?] home, I shall call
& ask, how she beheaves [behaves?]. McCormick is Just got
out of Goal [Gaol?] where he has been some time, Andrew
[Brysons?] Land not in leting [letting?] the Farm at such a
[rack?] rent deserves no favor, you may depend
he receives the surplus rent, therefore oblige him
to pay ours, they used to take the names of
the People in the Post office to whom foreign
letters were directed in my time, I am doing all
I possibly can in the Settlement of Affairs
here. The King seems to be in a Melancholy
Situation tho [though?] his Physicians seem to have
afavorable opinion of his disorder. I have a
very high opinion of the present Minister &
shoud [should?] be sorry Mr Fox or any other shoud [should?]
come in. Shoud [should?] those failures you mention
arise from bad Management, or what, they
seem to increase rather than diminish, All
People here wait with much Anxiety for the
Meeting of the New Congress, as they expect
great things from the Constitution they have
framed, There is much Energy, Subordination
& Economy wanted to make the People Happy
they certainly have the Means if properly
Applyd [applied?], they must have the begining
[beginning?] of the next Month, one of my friends
the Miss [Althorps?] is Married to a Member of Congress,
the third Daughter, its rather [June?] & Jany [January?]
she's 22 & hes 60, I hope notwithstanding it will prove
agreeable as She is a good Young Lady, I am with Love to
you & Sisters & Compl. [complements?] to all our friends
Dr [Dear?] My [Matty?] [&c?] Pacquet [Packet?] &c
&c Pacquet [Packet?] Belfast H Y [Hamilton?] [Young?]
4th March, I have seen Mrs Mooney who sais [says?]
the Girl has learned to do very little, & that she
will Acquaint me if she behaves wrong
&c Pacquet [Packet?]
18 March &c Capt [Blane?] via [Newry?] of no [arrival?]