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Title: M. Driscoll, St. John's, to Sir R. Gore Booth, [Lisadell?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileDriscoll, Michael/18
SenderDriscoll, Michael
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationship captain
Sender Religionunknown
OriginSt. John's, New Brunswick, Canada
DestinationLissadell, Co. Sligo, Ireland
RecipientSir Henry Gore Booth
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipbusiness/ employee-employer
SourceBritish Parliamentary Papers, 1849, X1, (122), pp 122
ArchiveThe Main Library, The Queen's University of Belfast
Doc. No.9804813
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 30:04:98.
Word Count385
TranscriptAppendix to Minutes of Evidence Before Select Committee

Appendix X

Letters from Irish Emigrants and others, put in by Sir R.
Gore Booth Bart

Sir Robert Gore Booth Bart., Lessdel. [Lisadell?]

Noble Sir, St. John's, New Brunswick, Jun 13th

I am happy to inform you that I Got Clear of My passengers,
in Souch [such?] a Manner as will giv [give?] you pleasure
whin [when?] you hear all the particulars Connected with the
Voyage. Sir Your Kind acts at hoam [home?] to privint
[prevent?] famine and to Elivate [elevate?] the Condition
of the Poor is as well nowen [known?] here as in the Town
of Sligow [Sligo?], Your Ever Thankful Tennants [Tenants?]
were Highley [highly?] Respected on being landed in this
Town the Mayor Town Counsel [Council?] &c. provided thim
[them?] with large House attached to the Publick [public?]
Buildings where the [they?] were lodged and Kindley
[kindly?] threated [treated?] by the Community in General
Every one Vying how could, Show thim [them?] the most Kindness.

I Sent them 28 lbs. Meal flour Bread &c. to the lodgeing
[lodging?] and will continue to furnish thim [them?] while
I remain in Port the [they?] are Scattering fast I got all
the Girls Lady Booth gave in My Charge good and Respectable
Mrs. where the [they?] will be Kindley [kindly?] threated
[treated?]. All the Cabin Passengers are provided for, and
the Rest are geting [getting?] Good Employment Verry [very?]
fast, The Honourable John Robertson Mr. Henery's Agent has
taken a Verry [very?] active part, in providing for thim
[them?], and I Should hoap [hope?] that before the End of
June the [they?] will be all Cumfortable [comfortable?],
there [their?] Conduct throughout the Voyage and there
[their?] Soabriety [sobriety?] after landing has Given
Mee [me?] Much pleasure. The Governor was in Town whin
[when?] wee [we?] arrived and the Health Officers Reaport
[report?] to the Governor was that Sir Robert's Passengers
or Tennants [tenants?] could not be classed as Common
advintururs [adventurers?], or Emigrants, or his Brothers
Ship Classed among the dirty old Emigrant hired Vessels,
as the Cleaness [cleanness?] of the Ship the Style of
order Kept up the Health and Cleaness [cleanness?] of the
Passengers, the Good Diet, the Superior Medicine and the
Supplying of Clean Bead [bed?] Cloaths [clothes?] The pure
Ventilation all combineed [combined] to Make her Superior
to Any of her Magesty's [Majesty's?] Thransports
[Transports?]. I Conclude Noble Sir with My best
wishes to Sir Robert, and his perfect Irish Leady
[Lady?] and remain your deavoteted [devoted?] and
Most Humble Servant &c.&c.&c.&c.&c.&c.