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Title: James Evory, Dublin to John Foster, Parliament, Dublin.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileEvory, James/79
SenderEvory, James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbusinessman (manufacturer)
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDublin, Ireland
DestinationDublin, Ireland
RecipientFoster, John
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipnot acquainted
SourceD 562/8460: (Mic 500/42). Presented by Viscount Masserene & Ferrard, Clotworthy House, Antrim, Co.Antrim.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9702146
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 10:02:97.
Word Count383
TranscriptDublin 29 Janry.[January?],1780
When I had the favour of seeing you,
you desired that if anything occurred to me wch [which?]
would tend to the interests of this Kingdom I would
inform you thereof. -
This august 1775 an English Act took
place for allowing Irish Rape seed to be imported
into England Duty free when the price there
exceeded 17S 6d per Barrel to be ascertained in like
Manner as that of Corn and Grain. and by said
Acts Rape [Cake?] commonly used for manure and
Dung was permitted to be imported Duty free. -
For this Act the late Lord Marcours had the
Thanks of Your [Few?] Towns, others denyed [denied?] that
it wou'd [would?] be of any Service. - Several persons
who did not know of the masked Clause contained
in the Acts whereby the price of Rape Seed was
directed to be presented at the Quarter Sessions when
the ports were open. after their Rape Seed had
arrived in London they could not land it but were
obliged to their great Loss to send it to Holland
or pay a Duty of œ5 - 3 - 6 per [Loss?] -
Another English Act took place 24th June
1778 for allowing Certain Goods and Manufacturers to
be shipped off from Ireland to America, the
West Indies and Coast of Africa. - This Liberty
has been of little [vary?] I had almost said no service
as the Goods permitted to be exported were such
as we had not of our own Manufacture to spare.
In conformity to this English Act, there were two
Acts made in Ireland one for Granting certain
Duties to his Majesty, and the other for the
advancements of the Trade of this Kingdom. both
took place 24 June 1778 and continued in force
to 25 th Decemr [December?] 177[-?]. - Upon enquiry it will
be found that was one Ship sailed from Ireland
to Africa with Goods. To these great boasts of
Acts have turned out Bubbles. -
We are now on the eve of Expectation of
receiving great National Advantage from the
English Parliament. I hope Gentlemen will
take care not to make such a blind Bargain
as the above. -
I have the Honour to be Sir
Your Very Obedt [Obedient?] hble [humble?]
Servt [servant?]
James Evory.

Rt. Honble. [Honorable?] John Foster