|Thos. W. Coskery, U.S.A. to W. J. C. Allen, Belfast.
|Irish Emigration Database
|Coskery, Thomas W/22
|Coskery, Thomas W.
|Augusta, Georgia, USA
|Campbell Allen, William J.
|D 1558/1/1/690: Papers of William John Campbell Allen Deposited by F. D. Campbell Allen.
|The Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
|Document added by LT, 26:02:98.
|Augusta 19th June 1876
W. J. C. Allen Esq
My Dear Sir
Your much esteemed favour of 3rd
inst. is before me for which please accept my
Since last writing you I have received letter from
London with Bond from Mr Smedley and his associates
drawn up in legal form binding themselves to deposit
the money to our joint credit in the "Union Bank of
London" subject to my order when the titles are
received and approved at that Bk [Bank?] œ1000 to be
deposited on hearing from me and the remainder of
purchase money to be paid on delivery of deed. They
have also increased their purchase to 110,000
acres and inasmuch as the "Union Bank" is the
correspondent of the "National Park Bank" New York
where I do my business, I have accepted their terms
all to pass through the New York Bank, so hereafter
they can have no excuse and I can incur no risk
beyond ordinary expenses in executing the
preliminaries I much preferred to have the matter
pass through your Bank but they seemed to think it
more convenient to deposit in London and close the
matter there. I am under many obligations for your
frequent courtesies and it will afford me great
pleasure if ever in my power to reciprocate on this
side of the water I hope you will have a pleasant
time at Portrush I wish I was there now but as
matters stand on this side of the Atlantic it is
prudent to stay at home and watch events I am
sorry to know everything dont seem smooth over
there neither and regret to see that you have
had another heavy failure in Belfast, hope you
have escaped its effects. Our Geo R Road Co
[Georgia Railroad Company?] is doing remarkably
well considering the times It is the best managed
institution in the country and you may well say
that Judge King is "An Evergreen" the same might
be said of John Davison and many other members of
the Board, we seldom make a change. This year
there was a vacancy and without my knowledge
some of my friends saw fit to vote for me
(though not a candidate) two or three others
got votes the same way, in order to defeat
an attorney who desired to be promoted.
We have already eight prominent attorneys
in the board so you may well think the legal
profession is fairly represented in our
corporation. Our crop prospect has never
been so promising, thus far, in twenty
years and the negroes have never worked
more faithfully in slavery times. With
kind regards to your family and associates
of my acquaintance I am dear Sir
Yours most sincerely
Thos [Thomas?] W. Coskery.