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Title: J & J Cooke, Londonderry to Rev. Robert Gage, Rathlin Island.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCooke, J & J/68
SenderCooke, J & J
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationship owners
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDerry, N.Ireland
DestinationRathlin Island, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientRev. Robert Gage
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 1883/63: Copied by Permission of D. B. McLaughlin.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8903171
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by JM 09:11:1993.
Word Count197
TranscriptRev Robt [Robert?] Gage
Rathlin Island

J & J Cook Derry
April 19 1847
about Passengers to

Londonderry April 19 1847
Revd Mr Gage

In reply to your letter
of the 16th Inst - Mrs Gage in her Letter
of the 13th march states that there will be
Eighty persons or thereabouts emigrating; this is
the only information we have as to the number;
now in your List there is above 100 - if we
could take them all in one ship we would
do so with pleasure - but the number going &
anxious to get away this spring is so great that
unless we would act unfairly towards our
other friends & shut them out altogether we
could not take all yours - we never engaged
to take any fixed number - we never engaged to
take them all in one ship in fact we never came
to a point of a bargain in the matter, only as to
the price which was fixed - however as our
plan is not satisfactory to the people we cant [cannot?]
of course hold them to a bargain and therefore
if they choose not to accept it our offer we
will cancel the agreement - please let
me know whether we will have them or not on
the terms stated -
yours respectfully
J & J Cook