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Title: Lord Caledon, Ireland, to James Moty, Quebec.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Filelord caledon/45
SenderLord Caledon (James Du Pre Alexander)
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationpolitician
Sender Religionunknown
DestinationQuebec, Canada
RecipientMoty, James
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends, business
SourceD 2433/B/20/8: Deposited by the Trustees of the Caledon Estate
ArchiveThe Public Record Office Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9601093
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 05:01:96.
Word Count508
January 2 1849
[My?] Dear Moty,
[stained] of letters to you in fact
I have nothing to communicate [stained]
happy to hear your little boy is flourishing and am obliged
to you and Mrs.Moty for thinking of me on the occasion of
its being christened.I have one good [nag?] of my own
breeding in the Derby, he is a fine horse and I am in
hope that he will put a little money in my pocket
where it is wanted at present, which is not a very
uncommon complaint amongst fish landlords. I have
4 young ones but as they are only just on the turn of 21 yrs
[years?] olds on the inst just. I can form no opinion as yet of their
qualifications. I have them at Wolverhampton at the centre
of England. This country is in a wretched state, starvation,
murder, fever, and all sorts of little pleasantries.
I have been in bed the last fortnight with rheumatism
& I thought my goose was cooked above time but am
getting better,but there is so little inducement
to go out of doors that I should not much care to
lay in bed till the racing season. I hear from no one
in the regiment but Robinson was with me
for a short time. Till that Bradshaw has
his promotion - with regard to Flora.
[children?],I cannot read her
attorneys signature, but it seems a fair letter
if the children are sent to Liverpool or to England. I
will get some one to take proper care of them, and I
would also give Flora a small present, you would
state to Mr.____ the state of the case that
I wish to do every thing correct, but I have a dislike
as he imposed upon and I do not see why I
would suppply Mr. O'Brien with the means of getting
drunk at my expense, if you would therefore talk
over this matter and compound with Flora, getting me
a guidance of her under her own writing, so
that I should be protected for the future. I should
feel obliged. Give me a line on this subject. As for the
500 a year that is ridiculous and I will not give
a penny until the children are sent over.
I would send them to some place where they
would be taken care of. You are on the best
side of the water at present-a potatoe in these parts
would be looked upon as a curiosity. I have not
seen one for a month. You do not tell me about
any of my friends. Old Johnny Boyd,or the [Louette?]
people or Jacques Launier. I knew Lord Elquis
a very long time ago when he was at school, but he
was senior to me, and would not know me now
his name was then [Bruce?] he
was consodered clever and
I believe him to be a good sort
of man. Excuse my letter as I [am?] [very?]
[seedy?]. Pray make my kind regards to Mr.
Moty & believe me
Yours being truly

By Halifax mail steamer
J Moty Esquire Post Paid
St.Louis Street