|John Campbell, Augusta, to Jane Allen, Belfast.
|Irish Emigration Database
|Augusta, Georgia, USA
|T 3597/11: Deposited by Mrs. F.W.C. Clarendon.
|The Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
|Action By Date Document added by C.R., 15:10:1993.
|Augusta Georgia 15th July 1827
My Dear Sister
I was favored[favoured?] with your son William John C.
Allen's letter of the 10th September last, giving me an
account of your welfare and that of our other friends. Since
then I am without any letters from Ireland. It gives me
pleasure to learn that you are comfortable and likely to
enjoy better health and that he is in the steady pursuit of a
complete education that combined with industry, economy and a
correct moral and religious conduct is the true road to
respectability. I have no doubt his attention and conduct is
very respectful, obedient and exemplary and that he will be a
support solace and happiness to you in the down hill of life.
His own future happiness and respectability depends on such a
course of conduct. A family ought to be kind, respectful and
obliging to each other, free from the meanness of giving each
other pain, as destracting from each other. Our unfortunate
brother in Antrim is not clear of this wretched habit. His
behaviour and conversations with regard to our good brother
James is most disgraceful and ungrateful, James however never
has mentioned it to me or complained of it. You ought to live
in harmony and love and let me entreat you to urge such a
course of conduct on all our young nephews and Nieces. It is
the fault of the parents when they do not love and try to
improve and make each other respectable and happy.
I hope Mary Ann Campbell conducts herself well and with
great prudence and that is the only way she can be respectable
and happy. I believe she is a good daughter and a prudent
woman, I would be rejoiced if some more of her family were so.
By this coverage I send to my brother James a bill of
Exchange, one of which is her enclosed and which you will
immediately hand to him. Your part of it cost me £111:
0:0 and 4/0 postage besides and which is for your use and the
education of your son so far as you may deem proper.
The heat now here is excessive, the thermometer in the
centre of a cool hall being 94 to 96 degrees of farenheit.
Judge then how I coin this that I sent you and I have been
compelled to remain here the last summer and the present very
much against my intention as I wished to have gone to
Philadelphia and New York where I would have spent the time
very agreeably and with the prospect of good health and much
Altho[Although?] I lost nothing in my concern two years
still I met with a loss of three thousand pounds in other
respects. This is a serious amount but does not affect me in
the least, and with the blessing of God your annual sum will
be sent to you and which you may depend on, as I made up the
above loss in my own immediate transactions. Those
communications in is not to be know[known?] to any other
whatsoever and I find myself respect the necessity of being
silent on many subjects in my letters from the imprudent talk
of some of our friends.
Robert Campbell sailed from Savannah for London a few days
ago. I do not know whether he will visit Ireland or not
before his return.
May you be comfortable and happy is the fervent prayer of,
dear sister, your ever affectionate brother.