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Title: G.P., Belfast, to Lord Donegall, London
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationlinen trader
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBelfast, N.Ireland
DestinationLondon, England
RecipientLord Donegall
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipprob. Lord Donegall's employee
SourceCopied by permission of John D. Stewart Esq. 96 Stranmillis Rd. Belfast 9.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9510069
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 12:10:95.
Word Count208
TranscriptMy Lord D---ll [Donegall?] London, Belfast, 4 May, 1773

I have only to transmit your Lordship the months [account?]
balance œ836:1:8 which shall be remitted the instant I can
procure a bile [a bill?] - The linen trade seems to be totally at a
stand - I have offered for bills as high as 9¬ which is
œ1:5:-more than your Lordships allowance to me &
cannot get abile (sic) this cannot last long for if it does this
Country must be ruined - The Imigration [immigration?] to America
seems rather to increase than diminish- Some of the people might
be spared but the money taken with them is what makes this
Country wretched. The sums gone and going out is
inconcievable - I don't know who the Irish puff (sic) for Lord
Hillsborough is - but sure I am that his Estate and Lord
Hartford's have as many if not more Imigrants [emigrants?]
from them in proportion than their goes from your Lordship's-
The matter however is become serious & requires my serious
attention, to devise the means to put a stop to it for We
are not only losing considerable sums of money, but a number
of the princpal Manufacturers of Linen-I beg my duty to Lady
Donegall [etc?] [etc?]