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Title: [William Brown?], Belfast to James [Brown?], [Philadelphia]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBrown, William/182
SenderBrown, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationpainter & glazier
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBelfast, N.Ireland
DestinationPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
RecipientBrown, James
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD3688/F/18: Presented by C. MacLaughlin Esq.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.800170
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 10:08:00.
Word Count554
TranscriptBelfast 9th Nov. 1819

Dear James,

I recd [received?] your kind letter of the
22nd Sept. Jon [John?] [Curie?] & we were all glad to
hear you were in Good health you remark my writing to
Jas [James?] Brown, to know what you really were doing,
as we are entirely ignorant how you are employing
your time, this you may have mentioned in any of your
letters & many have ask'd [asked?] the question but
none of us can solve it, your remarks are very severe,
but we must take more care in future how we make our
remarks, & likewise you can save us the trouble by
being a little more explicit, Geos [George's?] back
was entirely up when he read, he did not know what
to say, but I saw by his countenance he was much
vex'd [vexed?], I am glad you agree with me in
opinion that Jno [John?] was worthy of giving him
your advice as you may depend I will be very cautious
who I will [sic] any letters to - John is just
return'd [returned?] & is going off in a fortnight to
the same place, he is very fond of his situation & he
was very lucky in getting such a fine Captn [Captain?],
he always speaks very highly of John - when I wrote
you last, I gave you a pretty good detail & nothing
particular has occurred since, my letter went by a
vessel from Derry, as I was just about half an hour
too long going down, but the vessel went direct from
Derry - this will go by the Hesperus as she will
sail tomorrow - I have not seen Wm [William?]
Tannihill since July. but I saw Wm [William?] & Archd
[Archibald?] Thompson yesterday it being our fair day.
I read many parts of your letter to them & they were
obliged to me for reading that part about their Brother,
if you happen to be at N. [New?] York shortly, try &
find him if you can, I sent you his direction in my
last [sic] least [lest?] you might have forgotten - I
was at Mr Barbour's lately Glazing a new house for John,
the old man is entirely off with America, he says he
can't get any returns, for what has been there a long
time, he was enquiring about you, & like the rest,
asking, what kind of business you were carrying on -
John Malcom is going off to Charlestown in the Prince
Leopold, she is now in Port, Mr Malcom is left Lamb
Cottage & has bought a small place near hand Mr Durham's,
they are all well - Mr Patterson has give up Johnston's
part of the [house?] & is [racking?] & altering his own
part, he has set it to some poor person, so the Cottage
will be no more in a very short time, we spent a very
pleasant halloweve, it being on Sunday, however as usual
Mr & Mrs Patterson, Robt [Robert?] & Jno [John?] Greer
& Arthur Moreland Jr, were all the strangers we had,
Mr Patterson proposed your health, which was drank in
a Bumper - John Young, having been engaged by Mrs Coats
a Month back we just wanted him, to have crown'd
[crowned?] the old night, which we have always kept alive.