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Title: John Greer, Philadelphia, to Thomas Greer, Dungannon, Ireland.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileGreer, John/36
SenderGreer, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DestinationDungannon, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientGreer, Thomas
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends, business
SourceD 1044/522 Deposited by the late Captain U. Mc G. Greer.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9501360
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 26:01:1995.
Word Count536
TranscriptTo: Thomas Greer,

From: John Greer

1778 Esteemed Friend Philadelphia 1st mo [month?] 5th 1778
Thomas Greer

Inclosed [Enclosed?] thee the 9th mo [month?] 11th 1775.
William [Luc?] and Bowley's Draft No. 113 at 30 days Sight
Favour. Meredith and Climer on Wolloc[k?] Davidson and
Johnson Merchts [Merchants?] London for #50 Sterling which I
then Desired thee to Lay on Linens which if thou compiled
with I expect thou hast Ere this Disposed of them on my Accot
[account?] and art in Cash again. I also Remitted my Brother
in Law John Morrison a bill for #200 Sterlg [sterling?] and
some Flaxseed the amount of which he was to Lay out Likewise
in Low Priced Linnens [Linens?]: since which from the
misfortune of the times Provisions is likely to be wanted
than Linnens [linens?] I therefore Request that thee will
Cause to be Purchas'd [purchased?] for me about #200 Sterlg
[sterling?] worth of Beef, and Pork of a good Quality of
about #50 value of good Butter thats likely to keep as a
Great deal thats Brought here is spoiled. Pork Generaly
[generally?] sells here [#?] 10 p Ct [per cent?] higher than
Beef [..?] the cash in the hands of my Brother in Law I
request to assist in Laying out in Coarse Linnens [Linens?],
I would like to have the whole Ensured [Insured?] the Earlier
they arrive here the better, so I request thee to be as
Expeditious as possible: We are now Relieved by the Arrival
of the Kings Troops in this City from the Oppression of the
most Tyrannical set of beings that Ever was permitted as a
Scourge to a once free and happy People. Our Friends Eighteen
in Number were Banish'd by these Tyrants into a remote part
of Virginia are not yet permitted to Return I saw a Nephew
of thine some time ago he is in good health, has made out
well here & his Behaviour has Recommend'd him to a Number of
Friends, he is in Great Distress on Account of not hearing
from his Wife for almost 20 mo [months?] and then she was
just recovering from a Violent Illness I Request thee will in
thy Next inform me how Cousin [A?]lly is I Remain thy
Affetionate [Affectionate?] Frd [Friend?]
Jno [John?] Greer

N.B. If Beef and Pork is not to Procd [Procured?]
on Reasonable Terms thee will be
pleased to ship me from England the
following Articles. Viz.

12 demy [demi?] Packets [Cambrichin?] Patches at 6/
[shillings?] to 10/ [shillings?] P [per?] Patch
6 Ps [Packets?] Middle dra[b?] Corded Velveret [Velvet?]
at about 2/10 P yd [per yard?]
12 Ps [Packets?] good 3/4 Linnen Clh [cloth?] & Stripes abot
[about?] 9d P [per?] [...?]
6 Ps [Packets?] [7/0?] Linnen neat narrow stripes abot
[about?] 11d
12 Ps [Packets?] yd [yard?] 5/8 Linnen Clh [cloth?] abot
[about?] [1?] 7d
10 Ps [Packets?] 7/8 Cotton ditto abot [about?] 12d
6 Ps [Packets?] yd [yard?] wide ditto 1[5?] [d?]
12 Ps [Packets?] yd [yard?] [-?]/8 ditto abot [about?] 18

The demand here is Great for Butter therefore That Article I
would be glad thee procure the Remainder in thy hand Please
to Lay out in Law priced Linnens thy Compliance will much
oblige thy af[...?]d [aforesaid?] friend
J.G. [Joseph Greer?]