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Title: Samuel Smiley, The Lady Russell to Thomas Smiley, Islandmagee.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCapt. Samuel Smiley/60
SenderCaptain Samuel Smiley
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationship captain
Sender Religionunknown
Originaboard the Lady Russel
DestinationIslandmagee, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientSmiley, Thomas
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD2723/1/24: Presented by the Smiley Family, Islandmagee, County Antrim.
ArchivePublic Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9307110
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogAction By Date Document added by S M, 08:07:1993.
Word Count283
Transcript"Lady Russell" Septr [September?] 27th/54 [1854?]

Dear Brother
I Cleared to day & [and?] is at present Towing out
with the Steam boat, I have on board 354 Passengers Besides
36 of a Crew which I think is quite enough. the Weather is
fine & [and?] the wind Light from the S E [south east?] which
will do me out the Channel. I was better pleased with My
Owners to day as the [they?] made me a present of 10 pounds
which the [they?] did not give to any of the other Ships, as
the [they?] Said I had been more ecinomical [economical?] &
[and?] landed my Passengers all Safe in Quebec & [and?] I
think I was entitled to it But no odds what I thought
respecting it. I told them I was Proud of it.
I hope I will have a good Passage which will make me up the
[there?] was about 35 Ships Sailed yesterday & [and?] about
12 to day I send this by one of our young men in the office.
this leaves me in good health thank God, hoping this
will find you all Enjoing [enjoying?] the Same. I rote
[wrote?] to Johny Last night & [and?] will have an answer
from him in New Orleans you will write to the care of my
consignees in New Orleans Messrs. James Magee & Co [Company?]
Give all enquring friends my best respects
No more at present
But remains your
Affte [affectionate?] Brother Saml [Samuel?] Smiley

If I lie any time in Lpool [Liverpool?], when I come home I
expect to have a Cup of Tea with Mother. & [and?] I hope She
is always able to dodge about S [Samuel?] Smiley
in a hurry