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Title: Adam Duffin, Broughshane to Robert Grimshaw, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileDuffin, Adam/119
SenderDuffin, Adam
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbusinessman, linen trader
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBroughshane, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientGrimshaw, Robert
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 1252/7: Presented by Miss Duffin, Mount Pleasant, Stranmillis, Belfast. #TYPE LET Adam Duffin, Oaklands, Broughshane, to Robert Grimshaw Belfast, 1 July 1821.
ArchivePublic Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.9001043
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
Log16:01:1990 LT created 11:06:1990 JF input 14:06:19
Word Count369
TranscriptMr Robert Grimshaw
[No 7?] Oaklands 1st July 1821
Adam Duffin [1?] July
Dear Robert
I recd [received?] yours of the 29th Ult [Ultimo?] yesterday Evg
[evening?], in reply to which, I have only to observe that I think you have
had too much experience in trade to enter rashly into any business that
ultimately might lead to bad consequences - In the Business in view which
have laid open to me in your letter, the only risk I see is making bad debts
[I?] [this?] accidents & casualties might ensue which no prudence would guard
against, but it is in this as almost every other branch of trade, and People
must run some risk in striving for the better - Having every confidence in
your conduct & management, you may therefore make use of my name as
one of your sureties - Your observation in respect to [William?] is Just -
He shoud [should?] not be named - In respect to references [s?] there is no
House in Manchester with whom I am acquainted - In London Courtail, Harrison
& Tiplady, or Arthur Allen lines factors may be refer'd [referred?] to - I
think you were very unguarded in trying your [Mare?] in the Car - she is too
spirited & too long under the saddle for the Work - You might have got your
death by it - In your first attempt you shoud [should?] have had a man in
each side with a cord attached to the bridle, and in this way she woul
[would?] not have ran off - You may be thankful it is not worse with you -
The Boys are doing well, tho' [though?] it took some time to bring them
into training - We laid down rules & regulations for the school to which
they were very unwilling to submit to at first, but by keeping a steady hand
over them and indulging them with play time at the Hours appointed by Law,
all difficulties are surmounted, and their characters during the last week
are pretty good - we have great amusement in [bath?]ing about the middle of
the day, this, with digging &c &c occupies their play time - all are well
here, and unite in best wishes with yours [truly?]
Adam Duffin