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Title: Extract from a Gentleman Who Sailed on the Wilmington
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
Recipient Genderunknown
Relationshipwrites to his family
SourceThe Northern Star, Wednesday 21, to Saturday August 24, 1793
ArchiveThe Linenhall Library, Belfast
Doc. No.9501284
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 23:01:1995.
Word Count186
TranscriptExtract of a letter from a gentleman who sailed on the ship
Wilmington, last time she left this for America:

"I like this country extremely well, and would wish to
see you and the rest of the family here; it is a country that
I think there is money to made in. I sincerely wish you
would come to this Land of Liberty, where a man is not
afraid of speaking his sentiments upon government, in any
point he pleases. Here you may live without the dread of
a Bastille, or a secret court of inquisition; here the
representatives of the people are their SERVANTS, and execute
the will of the people. In Ireland it is quite the reverse; the
representatives are the peoples MASTERS, and execute their
own will. Here each Sate enacts laws for the good of that,
state alone, exclusive of the laws that are made in Congress
for the good of the whole states. If laws are found to be
defective, the people instantly petition and have them
repealed; not as in Ireland, where you may petition from
time to time, as the circumstaces permit; And
what signifies your petition? it is rejected with disdain, and
perhaps kicked out of the house!