|Extract From Local Paper of a Letter Printed In America.
|Irish Emigration Database
|The Belfast Mercury or Freeman's Chronicle 17th October 1783.
|The Linenhall Library, Belfast.
|Document added by LT, 02:06:1994.
|" I would by no means
wish to see many of my countrymen here. I am
sure with the same industry and attention necessary
to make a fortune here, a fortune would be
made in Ireland, and that without half the severities
of heat and cold. - Tell J.B. to stay at home
and be content; bid him exult [exalt?] that he was born
in Ireland, and be thankful that he has it in his
power to live there; for believe me when I assure
you that this place is by no comparison
equal to Ireland. The people are I believe the
most selfish upon the earth. - Every article of American
manufacture is at two prices, but if you
have any thing to sell you cannot get half price for
it. - You would pay two dollars for a pair of
shoes made here, yet if you wanted to dispose
of any, you could scarcely get one for them
though absolutely as good: - Every thing else in
the same manner!"