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Title: Ballymacarrett Emigrant Weavers to Rev. Courtenay
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Sendera group of Ballymacarrat (Co.Antrim) emigrants
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationweavers
Sender Religionunknown
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
RecipientRev. Courtenay
Recipient Gendermale
SourceThe Belfast Newsletter, Tuesday, 23 August, 1842
ArchiveThe Central Library, Belfast
Doc. No.2006164
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 03:07:00.
Word Count283
TranscriptThe following letter from the Ballymacarrett
artisans, who were sent out to Canada by the
Emigration Committee, has been sent to the Rev. Mr
" Toronto, July 22, 1842.

Rev. Sir,
We are happy to inform you that we arrived safe in
Toronto, after a passage of forty-nine days, and
are all in excellent health, thanks be to God for
all his mercies unto us! We had on our passage
two deaths, viz. James Peel's youngest child, and
Richard Noble's child. The quantity of provisions
your honourable Committee provided for us, before
we left Belfast, gave us an abundant supply till
we came to Quebec; and, we are also happy to inform
you, that your letter to Mr. Buchanan, Government
Agent at Quebec, was the means of giving us a
passage and provisions up to Toronto, where numbers
of us have already found employment. A few of our
number found employment on our way up from Montreal
to Toronto, which shall be mentioned in several
letters to their friends at home. We have also
much pleasure in giving your Reverence to know, that
the Committee of Management you appointed in Belfast,
for the distribution of the provisions, &c. gave
general satisfaction, and endeavoured, so far as they
could, for the comfort and benefit of all. We beg
most respectfully to be excused for not giving your
Reverence a more satisfactory letter with regards to
the particulars of our voyage to this place, as we are
in the hurry and anxiety of separating to our respective
places of abode; but, in the meantime, we most
respectfully return your Reverence and the Committee of
gentlemen our sincerest thanks, for giving us the means
of bringing us to a place where we will receive that
remuneration for our labour we could not find at home.
And will ever remain, your Reverence's obliged and
humble servants.
Signed by William Noble, Secretary; John Kirkpatrick,
James Peel, William Reid, John Jamison, Isaac Bell,
Richard Noble, William Gray, John Patton.
The Committee of the Ballymacarrett Emigration Society."