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Title: Thos. W. Coskery, U.S.A. to W. J. C. Allen, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCoskery, Thomas W/25(2)
SenderCoskery, Thomas W.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbusinessman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAugusta, Georgia, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientCampbell Allen, William J.
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends, business
SourceD 1558/1/1/634: Papers of William John Campbell Allen Deposited by F. D. Campbell Allen.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9802803
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 17:02:98.
Word Count492
Transcript Augusta Ga [Georgia?] 19th July 1875
W. J. C. Allen Esq

My Dear Sir
Your valued favour of 17 Apl
[April?] was duly recd [received?] together with your
letter for our mutual friend Mrs Giltenan which was
handed her on receipt, but the papers you allude to
respecting your son at Cambridge never reached me,
which would have been equally interesting to myself &
your old friend Miss Hannah Longstreet who always
inquires after your family when I meet her.
I note your remarks in reference to the trying winter
in the mercantile world and indeed from all we can see
and learn there is little improvement on either side of
the Atlantic. In looking over a New York Paper the other
day my eyes fell upon a paragraph which was rather
startling from an old Bank officer who stated that in
one of the largest Banking institutions in N. York [New
York?] out of 1000 of the largest depositors 40 years ago
only 6 solvent men remained in business, the balance
having all failed or died insolvent. This is a sad
picture if true, and not at all encouraging to young
beginners, while at the same time, it is a great reason
for gratitude and thankfulness to a kind Providence for
those who have weathered the storm and still stand upon
a solid foundation. Business has been in an unsatisfactory
state in this country for the past two years I have just
returned from St. Louis an (sic) Chicago and find the West
and other sections no better off than the South. Indeed
our crops have never looked more promising than at present
and as to flourishing cotton fields there is no end. but I
fear the new crop will open low, perhaps not much over
ten cents unless some disaster happens it before October,
the weather is exceedingly hot here now thermometer 95ø
in my office while I write and I dont know a cooler place
in town
I have not felt the heat so oppressive in many years
which makes me long for such places as Portrush and the
Giants Causeway and if gold dont get too much ahead of
greenbacks my wife says we must strike for "Killarney"
before another July sets in. please say to friend
Blackwood that I saw his friend Mr Newell as I passed
through Nashville Town a short time ago, when I was sorry
to hear of the death of Miss Taylor Mr Blackwood's father
raised Mr Newell and a sterling fellow he is resided here
until the war broke out and is now a member of the firm of
Newell, Duncan, & Co.
What progress has your melons made, I am eating them
daily from the same stack and if possible they surpass
last years crop, but I think melons or no melons rather
than a climate that will drive the mercury up to 95 or 100ø
With kind regards to Miss Carr & Blackwood, with your own
household I am Dear Sir
Yours most sincerely
Thos. [Thomas?] W. Coskery.