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Title: G. O. Giltenan, U.S.A. to W. J. C. Allen, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileGiltenan, G. O/16
SenderGiltenan, G.O.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbusinessman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAugusta, Georgia, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientCampbell Allen. William J.
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipbusiness, friends
SourceD 1558/1/1/492 : Papers of William John Campbell Allen Deposited by F.D.Campbell Allen.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9802149
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 04:02:98.
Word Count534
TranscriptAugusta Ga [Georgia?]
18th June 1873
W. J. C. Allen Esq

Dear Sir
I wrote
you on the 5th ult. in reply to yours of
17th April. Since then I have
recd [received?] a letter from my sister dated
13th May. She makes heavy complaints
about the way she is treated
and the language addressed to her
which I make no doubt is partly
true - but all of which she brings
on herself. She declared most
positively she would not go back
to Mrs M'Whinney's [McWhinney?] -
and asked me to write to you to be
so kind as to change her lodgings -
I have written to her a week
ago saying I would write to you
but that her case rested entirely
in your hands - But one thing
Uncle had determined on "that
she should not live in Belfast."
She spoke of a couple who had
no family in the same neighbourhood
the name of Love where the Curate
had boarded - She wished me to
let you know of it & make some change
for her I told her she should have made
application & then wrote to you on the
subject - that all arrangements were to
be made thro' you - perhaps if she
could get lodging in some remote
country place with poor but honest
people who might be willing to take
trouble with her for the money -she
might do better & near some charitable
Christians who might try to convert her
from the error of her ways. but I think
no change could be effected in her
present or late residence -
As she will not be got to make
a proper appearance to see you a
letter to her directed to the care of
Mr Wethered
21 Cromac St.
will reach her

She said Mrs M'Whinney refused to
send her her clothes, as she was due
one weeks board. I know she had
other reasons for not sending them
and good ones - but she must be in
great want, and misery -
That Mrs M'W [M'Whinney?] sent her word she
would have to go back or go to the
Poor House she declares positively
she wil not go back to be abused
This is a sad state of things and
grieves me very much -
Should you favour me with a reply
at your convenience be pleased to
direct your letter to my brother lest
it should fall into other hands than
my own.
Dr. Robert C. Carroll
care Robt. [Robert?] Campbell Esq.,
I shall get it under this direction
My dear Uncle is still very feeble
but rather better than when I last wrote
He still thinks of going to Clarksville
for the last time he says to settle
affairs up there. We expect to leave
about the first of July. I dread the
journey & also being so far from my
cousin Dr. H. F. Campbell who lives so
near us and is so attentive.
Miss Longstreet is staying with us
until we make the move for the up
country. She has written to Mrs Allen
herself a few days ago or she would
write with me in best wishes for
your self & family.
Please excuse me for trespassing
so much on your time with this
long epistle & believe me
very respectfully yours
G. O. Giltenan.