|Title:||Greeves, Thomas to O'Brien (n. Greeves), Anne, 1822|
|Collection||The Transatlantic Letters of an Irish Quaker Family_1818-1877 [B. Jackson]|
|Sender Occupation||linen trader|
|Origin||Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland|
|Destination||Smithsville, Niagara Co., NY, USA|
|Recipient||O'Brien (n. Greeves), Anne|
|Genre||correspondence, quarterly meeting, disturbances in Ireland|
|Transcript||2nd month 28th -|
Up to this date I have not rec'd a letter since ... alluded to above in this letter ... by the Ceres & I have forwarded
... a duplicate of this by the Brittish Packet from London & another ... vessel from Dublin. Jno & I sets out in
the morning for Belfast ... & to attend Lisburn Quarterly meeting.
I have written A. Bell ... Ceres with the £60. ...
Belfast 3rd Month 1st -
I have got here today ... that the Ceres has nor. sailed nor will not for 2 or 3 days yet. ... still in hopes of having
a letter from you before I close it. Corron ... now very low, so (of course) is the best time for bargaining ...
Lisburn 3rd month 4th -
This is the night of 2nd day of the Quarterly meeting. Our business ... [concluded?] this evening agreeably & I
crust to edification. We had no stranger ... [but-] had the company of all the ministers belonging to the Province
viz ... Jacob Green & Mary Bragg. The two latter spoke beautifully: Jacob has been on several religious visits to
the meetings in the South. He was at the last Quarterly meeting in Carlow & lodged with Danl & Mary & has
given me a good acct of them. I believe Jacob is a sound minister & hope he may be preserved in the right path
& made willing to do his Master's will, whithersoever he leads.
There has been a Special Commission held at Cork to try those insurgents who have been taken in arms
opposing the Kings troops, 32 of whom have been convicted & received sentence of death, but altho' this is the
case, its not expected they will be all hung, only a few of the ring leaders as examples, in order to deter others from
acting in a similar manner. Altho' this is the fourth of 3rd month, no letter has arrived from you yet. If there had,
I would have had an acct of it here. Since I left home I understand that the letter I have sent by the Packet from
London will not go as quickly as I expected, as it has to go through Canada. The quickest way of sending letters
now I understand to the States is by the Packet from Liverpool: one line of packets start from that every first day
of the month & another line on the 12; & one line starts from New York every 25th day of the month, but I
have not learned what time the other starts from New York. So that the quickest way to send us letters is to direct
them under cover to Abraham Bell to go by these packets to Liverpool. I expect to be in Dublin the latter end of
this week & if I should happen to get an opportunity of sending a letter to Liverpool, perhaps I might write again
by one of these packets, altho' I should think it needless having written you so often.
I again conclude & am as ever
thy afft Brother
pp the Ceres