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Title: Justice, John to Carey, Mathew, 1789-93
CollectionIrish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan. Letters and memoirs from colonial and revolutionary America (1675-1815) [K.A. Miller et al.]
SenderJustice, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationlaborer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPhiladelphia, USA
DestinationPhiladelphia, USA
RecipientCarey, Mathew
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipnot acquainted
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Word Count148
Genreapplication for assistance
TranscriptJohn Justice, Philadelphia, to Mathew Carey, Philadelphia, no date [1789– 1793]

The petition of John Justice a Native of Ireland,
Humbly Sheweth
That poor petitioner is under the necessity of imploring relief, The case is as follows That petitioner being brought over here by a Gentleman from Cork, and meant to do for me as I understood, <but> when we came here he told me he had no further occasion of me, and desired me to go and provide for myself, which accordingly I was obliged to do, which I thought very hard after his promise to me before we came away, Now I am left here without either friend or Relation house or home, nor no place of residence, Your goodness on this occasion to help me to some little employment for a livelihood shall be ever Remembered, And poor petitioner shall for ever Pray
John Justice