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Title: Letter to Emigrants from British Vice-Consul, New York
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBuchanan, J.C/25
SenderBuchanan, James C.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationpolitician
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew York, USA
DestinationLiverpool, England
RecipientBuchanan, D.
Recipient Gendermale
SourceThe Belfast Newsletter, Tuesday, 22 October, 1833
ArchiveThe Central Library, Belfast
Doc. No.200443
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 01:03:00.
Word Count274
TranscriptIMPORTANT TO EMIGRANTS. - A letter dated New-York,
Sept. 7, from J. C. Buchanan, Esq. British Vice-
Consul, and agent of the Canada Company, to D. Buchanan,
Esq. of Liverpool, states as follows:- " I think it
would be well if it were better understood on your
side, respecting persons coming out to this country,
say destined for Upper Canada, or elsewhere westward,
that they have to pay duties on little articles which
they commonly have - say articles of goods beyond their
wearing apparel, such as linen not made up, tools, when
the individuals are not mechanics, and the tools not
in use, books, &c. &c. There is no drawback on goods
going out of this country, when the duties are over
fifty dollars, or in any case when they go out by
inland navigation, so that our Upper Canada friends
complain that this is not sufficiently known in Great
Britain, in which case they would have sent these
matters out by way of Quebec, save in the winter
season. I wish very much our people could have this
done for them, as this is certainly the best route
both for expedition, safety and comfort: besides, this
is a port which is open all the year round; but, as it
is at present, it would be well to inform the
emigrating public that there is a custom-house in
New-York, and a tariff of duties, and that, however
kindly disposed the officers in this department of
the Government are in dealing with such cases, the
duties must be collected. You must show this to the
Government Agent for settlers in your town," &c. &c.