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Title: Letter from Samuel Smiley to Thomas Smiley.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCapt. Samuel Smiley/22
SenderCaptain Samuel Smiley
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationship captain
Sender Religionunknown
OriginLiverpool, England
DestinationIslandmagee, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientSmiley, Thomas
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD2723/1/18. From the papers of the Smiley family, Islandmagee, County Antrim.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9310587
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by C McK.,19:10:1993
Word Count174
TranscriptD2723/1/18. Letter from Samuel Smiley,

to Thomas Smiley,
County Antrim.

Liverpool August 24th 1854

Dear Brother

The Riggers are Commenced Strip the "Lady" -
The Cargo will be all out tomorrow. I am going to take Salt
and passengers to New Orleans But it will be a fortnight I
think before the Lady is ready
I send the money to uncle to Moirow [tomorrow?]
This leaves me in good health thank God, hoping
this will find you all in good health
I turned out this morning at 6 o'clock and came down on
board and stoped [stopped?] to 8 I finds Mr. Mate [?] Coming
down at half past seven and the rest of the Boys Coming
between 7 and 8 - I told them they could not get down
before that time that they might stop ashore, Mr. Mate Begs
My pardon, and has other excuses But I told them to let me
find any of them Came at that time again
But I blame the mate for all
there is nothing perticular [particular?] to let you now
[know?], write and let me hear the nuse [news?].

I remain yours
Affectionately Brother Samuel Smiley