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Title: John Fife, Philadelphia to John Hamilton, [?].
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileFife, John/19
SenderFife, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationattorney
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
RecipientHamilton, John
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 2700/9A: Copied by Permission of Rev Canon J. H. Gebbie BA, Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9403172
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 14:03:1994.
Word Count479
TranscriptPhilda [Philadelphia?] May 23rd 1876

Mr John Hamilton

Mr David Stewart and I take
the privilege of asking you to do
an act of justice in the following
case the case stands thus
that one Matthew Brooks of
Scarvaghern [Scarvagherin?] died and was
buried some time ago and left
a will made a short time
previous to his death the will as
far as we know reads to this
effect that after paying for the
lot and fixtures and funeral
expenses (1/3) one third of the
money left was to go to neice [niece?]
in this Country and the (2/3) Two
Thirds Balance to go his Sister
Rebbecca [Rebecca?] he appointed as
his Exacuters [Executors?] Robt [Robert?] Clark
and a man by the name of
Thomas [Fare?] this Clark is
the niece's husband
so they got a hold of his books
that is the Books of a Saving
Fund where he kept the
principal of his money and
after due notice by the aforesaid
Exacturers [Executors?] to the fund the money
was paid over to them the Books
where were counted up we beleive [believe?]
showed over Four Thousand
dollars Thomas [Fare?] the
Smartest of the Twoo [Two?]
took hold of the money and
put it in his pocket and
walked home with it then
Clark not satisfied with this
sued him before an Alderman
he did not appear at the time
but left one Thousand dollars
with the Alderman for Clark
which we beleive [believe?] he got us so
he has said
What we want you to do
is to go and see this Rebecca Brooks
other wise [otherwise?] Mrs Clark and we
beleive [believe?] lives in Urney and tell
her either to send some person
empowered with the power
of an attorney here to look
after it or else if with less
expence [expense?] to send the power of an
attorney to some person else than the
aforesaid Exacuters [Executors?] and without
delay we look upon it as
hard to be reached as
without the power of an
attorney there is no friend
nor lover of juctice [justice?] can do
[?] with address

John Fife 312 Columbaview Av [Avenue?]
Philada [Philadelphia?] U S america
David Stewart 416 Cherry St [Street?]

the reason why we write is a doubt
a [uprigh---?] the reason is this that
Thomas Fare was heard to say that
the [?] one half of it would go home
Clark to say that he would let as
little as he could help go home

and we belive [believe?] if not done in this
way aforesaid you will look long
for it

when you go to see her first Ask
her if she has heard anything
about this matter the reason
why we ask is because why Clark
was asked if he had wrote and
his reply was where is the use of

writing it is time enough for one
year anyhow