|W.J. Campbell Allen, New York to Doctor Marshall, Belfast.
|Irish Emigration Database
|Campbell Allen, William John/105
|Campbell Allen, William J.
|New York, USA
|son-in-law - father-in-law
|D/1558/1/2/35 : Presented by F.D. Campbell Allen, London Road Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, England.
|The Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
|Document added by LT, 08:04:98.
|My Dear good people,
Isabella insists upon my
writing to you; but what am I to write I cannot
tell; for she will not let me know what she has
written, & I dont [don't?] wish to put you
to the trouble of reading merely a duplicate
of her epistle. I need only say that the Great
Western has proved herself a most excellent sea
boat, that we have no reason to be
dissatisfied although we have been detained
nearly two days longer than we anticipated;
for we have had only forty eight hours of fair
weather during the whole passage, all the rest
of the time head winds and very heavy headseas.
Our State room was one of the best in the Ship: the
section except on one or two nights being
scarcely perceptible. - We are too late to
send the apples by the packet, but I hope to
have an early opportunity of forwarding them. -
I dont [don't?] write to my mother at present
for two reasons- want of time and that I have
nothing to communicate which is not contained
in this sheet, and which I hope will be made
known to her by one of you. Accept of the
strongest acquaintance of my attachments; and
presenting my kindest regards to my minister and his
wife and Miss Knowles olige. Yours ever
W.J. Campbell Allen