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Title: Capt. Samuel Smiley, Georgia, to Thomas Smiley, Islandmagee.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCapt. Samuel Smiley/13
SenderCaptain Samuel Smiley
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationship captain
Sender Religionunknown
OriginSavannah, Georgia, USA
DestinationIslandmagee, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientSmiley, Thomas
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD2723/1/6: Smiley Family Papers, Islandmagee, Co.Antrim
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N.Ireland
Doc. No.9601020
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 20:12:95.
Word Count166
TranscriptSavannah April 21 1853

Dear Brother
I write you as I will not be ready for
sea before the 1st of may as this is a 1200 ton
ship that is her register mind she carries 34 men
& a Cargo of 4000 Bales of cotton and 230 loads of
timber. She is one of them I have got full command
the Deceased Capt Turner's wife was down on board
yesterday with me and she is coming to Liverpool
with us She is longer to load than I expected. I
hope to have a passage to Liverpool as it will pay
me better as it is a lump sum about œ60 I have for
the run. I am going to write to the owners in
Liverpool before I sail from this I dont expect to
remain by her any longer than I get her over.
Write to Liverpool by the 20th of
May- this leaves me in great health thank God
Hoping this will put you all in [___?] [____?]

Capt S. Smiley
Ship Shepherd, Care of James McHenry Esq.