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Title: Letter from Thomas Greg, Belfast, to Lord Hillsborough
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileGreg, Thomas/72
SenderGreg, Thomas
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbusinessman, merchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBelfast, N.Ireland
DestinationHillsborough, England?
RecipientLord Hillsborough
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD607/B/21: Deposited by The Marquess of Downshire
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9503023
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 10:03:1995.
Word Count204
TranscriptMy Lord
I have a Considerable Property in
Lands & otherways in the Province of New york, that the
Present Situation of affairs Renders very Precarious,
namely if some Conciliotary [Conciliatory?] plan doth not
take Place with America, an Early knowledge whereof, or of
being Probable, woud [would?] be of Singular Service to me,
as to the Means to be Adapted for its Security & which ought
to be as soon as Possible, I therefore beg Leave to Request
that if your Lordship can Consistently give me any
Information, that you will Honor me therewith, also
with your Opinion in Regard to a War with France.
which woud [would?] Guide me in my Commercial Movements.
I Hope you & Lady Hillsborough are well, to whom
my Most Sincere Respects.
The Linen & every Branch of Business are as low as
Possible, a Scarcety [Scarcity?] of Money & Prices of
Provissions [Provisions?] very High - which obliges the
Manufactorers [Manufacturers?] to Enlist in
great Numbers. The Gentlemen of this Town are
Disciplining Themselves -
I have the Honor to be with all Respect & Regard
My Lord
Belfast 9 April 1778 your Lordships
Most Faithfull [Faithful?] & obt. [obedient?] Hu.[Humble?]
St. [Servant?]
Thoms [Thomas?] Greg