|George Cumming, New York to Robert Simms, Belfast.
|Irish Emigration Database
|New York, USA
|T 1815/1: Copied by Permission of the Presbyterian Historical Society, Fisherwick Place, Belfast.
|The Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
|Document added by JM 21:10:1993.
|My dear Simms/_New York 30th Augt [August?] 1805
I shou'd have to accuse myself of
Inattention and Ingratitude if I took the step I am
about to take without apprizing you of the motives
that lead to it.
Finding, that my Exertions in N York
scarcely suffice to preserve one from difficulties; I have
determined to accept the offer of a friend to try what I
shall be able to effect in the Missisippi Territory near the
Natchez. - there, my friend informs me there can be no
doubt of my acquiring a Competency, and he has pledg-
ed [pledged?] himself to promote my Interest as far as in his power
__he resides in that Country, and is very Wealthy.
Should you favour one with the renewal
of your Correspondence, I will be more careful that
it shall hereafter suffer no interruption thro' [through?] me; _ in truth
I wou'd have answered your last, but from its tenor I
did imagine to have been gratified with the pleasure of
your Sociey in this City ere [before?] this:- however I am now
about departing for a Country between two and three
thousand miles distant, and if any remarks on the
Territories I shall pass thro', [through?] or on the manners of the Inhabitants
among whom I am preparing to reside, will be
acceptable, it will give me great pleasure to contribute
in any degree, to your gratification.
You have heard, doubtless, of Emmet's
arrival here, also McNevin's _ the former will make fortune.
Mr. Robt. [Robert?] Simms Merch. [Merchant?]