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Title: James Heather, Montreal, Canada, to Thomas Greeves, Dungannon.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHeather, James/32
SenderHeather, James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationruns some sort of business
Sender Religionunknown
OriginMontreal, Quebec, Canada
DestinationDungannon, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientGreeves, Thomas
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends, business
SourceD 593/5: Obtained from Lt. Col. J.R.H. Greeves, c/o J. & T. M. Greeves Ltd., Conway St., Belfast.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9504036
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 04:04:1995.
Word Count439
TranscriptMr Thomas Greeves

Montreal 4th July 1834
Dear Thomas
Not having room in my other letter & not
wishing to [miss?] it I have just to say I have heard
of a person going to N. York [New York?] tomorrow and
have no doubt my passage will leave for the [pertret?] of
the 16th for Liverpool please remember me
though not known to your wife and to all
engineering friends to numerous to enumerate, I
have wrote to some of my friends in your town but
Lawrence has got possession of them or he would
have wrote me, tho [though?] far separated I often think of
them and the town that give me birth, you would
oblige me by sending a person ( and paying them )
and stopping in to Widow W Daniels you paid the
money to of Daniel Lawrences requesting her to
come into you, and to let her know that her
daughter Sarah is well and now my wife, being left
as I was I had no other alternative and knowing
she would be kind to the children, we will have
no second family which pleases me best, she is
very anxious to hear from her mother if living a
few lines in your letter will do as she does not
write, but you can do it for her, she thinks she
is dead, or she would have heard from her before
this, trade has been but [paid big?] here during the
last summer with many failures here & in quebec,
but no bankrupt levy here, but more sure & better
for the creditor, you will be anxious to hear what
I am doing, I am into a good situation and expect
better until I am able to start for myself, this
is a rising town and more business done in it than
Quebec some by heavy merchants Oh. if you were but
here at present to see the river St. Lawrence
leaving the Ice Mountains high and the water
rising and after the Ice done shoving then commence
making the roads & slaying in every direction up &
down & across, and grog ships on the river,
provision at this season is always cheaper than in
Summer, brought across the river from the States
as the boundary line is not more than 27 Miles, I
see some Quakers here but no place for worship
this place abounds with French Canadians who can
speak very little english some of them none at
all, time for me to be done I wrote this when all
the house is asleep, farewell believe me to be
your kind friend and well wisher
Jas [James?] Heather