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Title: J.G. Langly, Dublin, to W.J. Alexander, England
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Filelangly, j/51
SenderLangly, J.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationpolitician?
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDublin, Ireland
DestinationLondon, England
RecipientAlexander, William John
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 2433/B/20/48: Deposited by the Trustees of the Caledon Estate
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9511129
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 29:11:95.
Word Count562
TranscriptDublin 17 Nov 1858

My Dear Alexander
I have kept J W Moty's
letters too long but had [actually?]
[friend?] this first quiet [evening?]
I have had for some time, to write
and return them, when your reminder
came to [enforce?] my situations
I quite agree with you that the
[mutilated?] state in which [the?] letters
of Lord Caledon are in not the results
of time, & wear & tear, but of Deliberate
spoliation, and yet each
letter contains material [--ably?]
one with little trouble [can?] ascertain
the real Date- one of them is dated
and I believe truly in 1847, but if you
look at the tails of two letters left and
the spaces, [confuse?], you will see that
the words sugested by [Mr?] Moty [agree?]
not those originally in the letter, & also
that the [Mutilation?] was wilful, and for
the very purpose of removing the true words,
the refusal of [Moty or Money?] is [distinct?] [Swift?]
to the [account?] of a "[Claude?] present", but
the letter shows that our worthy correspondent
did [certainly?] not the noble
& honorable art of "Sir [Pandarus?]
of Troy"- The second letter is most
[Clumsily?] altered in the terms of [money?]
whatever the point [there?] mentioned was
originaly, it was actually committed,
& no claim on the [good?] of it can be
made - The monthly payment [as?] [there?]
seems to have been originally "œ4.10
per month" appears altered to œ20 -
I suspect this letter was prior to the
other, but the time can be easily
ascertained, as it was written soon
after - the [Guards?] were relieved by
the 60[th?] at Quebec - the [ventilation?]
of the back page was to remove the
Port mark [mercy?], as the contents
are simple enough, "I will try to
find [J?] Wm [William?] Moty an album on my
return to London, and send it to [her?]
by [Martyn?], give my [best?] love to
JWm [J William?] Moty and when you write
direct this to Caledon as I have
no fixed residence in London
that is to say no very regular one"
Both allude to the "Lorette" and
I suspect Jaques l'[Courier?] and
the others named were [much?]
[as?] [Madam?] [Viedary?] intend it I do
not mistake a letter [informing?]
she and me, alluded to a "black
[Countess?] and [brought?] the [name?] of Mrs
Moty not [some?] sort of contact
with her - the impression at any rate left
on my mind was that the wife [knew?]
the [accommodating?] [services?] her husband
[rendered?] to his "intimate friend"- [He?]
is not [going?] to deal with this matter,
fortunately his solicitors are known to
you to be men of character, & they
cannot fail to see [how?] [---?] [---------?]
to say the least of it their Clients
[connection?] with Lord Caledon was, they
will not adopt his threats & [may?] be
[managed?] by you; I have perfect confidence
in [your?] Diplomacy, and put them
into your hands, give them their costs
up to the present time, & if they press
for more some small sum for their
Client, & [stops?] [ask?] further application
& [scandal?] - that is if you can do so with
[Satisfaction?] [------?] our feelings - I
sent Lord Caledon the [----------?] for the
[----------?] in [consols?] of the [rending?] you
sent me [believe?] [me?] [----?] [Jamsy?] [-----?]
John G. Langly