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Title: Hugh McKibben, U.S.A., To James McKibben, Ireland.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Filemckibben, hugh/11
SenderMcKibben, Hugh
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationsailor
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNorfolk, Virginia, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientMcKibben, James
Recipient Gendermale
SourcePresented and lent for copying by M.T. Orr, Esq., 37 Marlborough Park, Belfast BT9 6HJ.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Belfast.
Doc. No.9604041
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 15:04:96.
Word Count304
TranscriptTo: James McKibben,

From: Hugh McKibben,

Norfolk, February [5?]th 1795
Dr [Dear?] Uncle
I take the opportunity of a ship going
to Cork to inform you what I am doing
by my letters from Cadiz you would find
that I was a mate of a Brig belonging to
Charleston but on passage home bound
to New York we had the misfortune to
Cast away on Long Island and lost
our vessel and all we had in the world
but what was on our backs from there
I went to Philadelphia and was only
two days there when I went out mate
with Captain James Corry of your place
in a Scooner [Schooner?] to the west indies we
have made one voyage and are now loading
to go out again ___ Dr [Dear?] uncle it was an
unfortunate circumstance for me that
we lost our vessel as we had got safe to
Charleston I should have got the [Command?]
of her But I am now in a good employ
and Captain Corry is both able and willing
to serve me you will excuse my not
being particular as the opportunity I
have of sending this is short but please
God I get safe back to Philadelphia I
shall write more fully and be able to
[Remit?] something home if I have an
opportunity Give my love to James and
tell him to write every opportunity and
be particular Dr [Dear?] Uncle it is so long
since I heard from you that I am quite unhappy
for fear things should not turn out to your
expectation be so good as write to me the
first opportunity no adds [address?] to what
part of the States only direct to Capt
James Corry Shipping Street
Philadelphia __ Please give my love to all
enquiring friends I add [more?] but Remains
your dutifull [dutiful?] & affectionate
Hugh McKibben