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Title: [Lord?] Alexander, Caledon to the Earl of Caledon, Lyttenhanger.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Filelord caledon/160
SenderLord Caledon (James Du Pre Alexander)
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationpolitician
Sender Religionunknown
RecipientCountess of Caledon
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD 2433/B/8/2 Deposited by Trustees Caledon Estate.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office
Doc. No.9512032
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 07:12:95.
Word Count346
TranscriptMy dear mother
Johnston died yesterday without pain - Monday
next will be the day of nomination in Omagh and I hope
every thing will go off well. Sir James and Sir Andrew
propose [?] 2nd May. I intend being in Dublin about
Wednesday we sail on the 17th and I hope to be back
into Caledon by the end of the 1st week in September
which I suppose will be about your time they are very
busy with the houses the dining room is ready. I do not
think a breakfast would be of any use you must
[devote?] 3 weeks a month to seeing people in the house
although it will be a bore yet it must be done. [Eceles?]
[Monterey?] [Vesey?] &c I think that it had better take place
in September before the [pheasants?] are ready. You
ought I think to have a billiard table it would be well
worth the expense it would [save?] a world of trouble I
expect Horton and Villiers at Omagh on Monday. Horton
is on his way to the causeway and we [ere?] will return
together. [Sir?] [James?] says [you?] ought to come back
and ask people directly I do not at all think so it
will have much more of the effect of electioneering
than if it is done quietly about a month hence - I
would merely ask the gentlemen and not descend very
low, as that was a mistake that Ld [Lord?] [Abercorn?] fell
into. I have taken the matter quietly, and do not say
a word about the election, and am endeavouring I hope [to?] [get?] people to do the same. I spoke strongly about not
having any tenants to ride in with, I think [stained]
crowing the others can do no good. There is to be a grand
dinner party at the Doctors tomorrow and I am going to
dine with him. There has been an immense deal of rain
here in the shape of thunderstorms. As [franking?] has
come in I will write again soon
Your affiate [affectionate?] son