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Title: James Heather, Montreal to Thomas Greeves, Dungannon.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHeather, James/80
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
SourceT 1059/1: Obtained from Lt. Col. J.R.H. Greeves, c/o Messrs J. & T.M. Greeves Ltd., Belfast.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9403061
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 09:03:1994.
Word Count659
TranscriptMontreal 5th July 1837

Dear Thomas

Since I recd [received?] your letter
of the 15th of Sept last [I?] rote [wrote?] you
2 Letters by hand both of which would
be posted in Ireland I mentioned in
those letters all I had to Say relative
to Mr Peebles, and fearing those letters
should not have went to hand and expecting
to have heard from you before this
I take my pen again to inform you
that Mr Peebles has no Just claim
against me having in presance [presence?] of
my brother Wm [William?] settled with him for
all incurred costs and what would
be incurred on acct [account?] of Mr Wakefield
purchase as he Said it was neccessary
on acct [account?] of my leaving the country
& Mr Peebles oven [often?] said that I would
be intitled [entitled?] to a [draw back?] [--?] Stamps
that had to be made use of at that time
that would be [cancelled?] which I [have had?]
nothing of, Just acting like all lawyers
hold fast is their Motto, however let that
be as it may, Mr Peebles cannot stop
my Money nor Mr Knox Without he
acts the part of a robber, & Mr Peebles
has no claim on Mr Wakefield having
taken from [?] to his satisfaction, as
I said before in presence of my brother
Wm [William?] I am sorry for giveing [giving?] you
so much trouble about my business
but realy [really?] you were the onely [only?] friend
I could confide in, & I am sure you
would not wish to see me oppenly [openly?]
robbed. I count it nothing better &
when Mr Peebles cannot take it off
Mr Wakefield I am sure you will
stand my friend in recovering the
Sum comeing [coming?] to me from Mr Knox
if he ont [won't?] pay it by fare [fair?] means
I expect [?] this reaches you, you
will have a letter from my brother
Wm [William?] relative to his claim and giving
you every satisfaction relative to Peebles
claim, it is a poor payment but small
as it is will Still be of use - you
mentioned in your last letter I would
soon hear from you again I would
have wrote you sooner but still expecting
a letter from you, indeed [?] to tell
you the real truth this is a poor
country & any man that will incline
to be as industrious at home as he
must be here will have a better
liveing [living?] the only thing is this country
is better for getting children [done?] for I
have had my ups & downs since I arrived
& Struggles Sore & hard, having married,
unfortunately a second time, has been
the means of Scattering my family [Jas?]
& George in New York, Seton my fourth Son
with an American farmer near Troy
in the States, all those having went away
without my consent, I blame nothing [else?]
but my second Marriage for it, little said
in soon Mended; I am [worn?] to a shaddow [shadow?], my
family, my family, please say to Anna we
are all well but [Struggling?] as every person here
is and it is as hard & worse in the States
many time I wish I never had been born
for I have had the worst of luck in [?]
& all I put my hand to, this to your self [yourself?]
when you write no [mention?] to be made of
this as my wife hears the letters, I recd [received?]
a letter from Anna, & wrote her, & would
like to hear from her again will you
have the goodness to tell and to give her
my [love?] [?] by the children, I expect
to soon hear from you conerning [concerning?] the acct [account?]
it will not come out of [?] small as it
is [?] [?] with your partner make my
best regards to her. & believe me to be your Sincere friend
James Heather

[addressed to:] [stamped:]
Mr Thomas Greeves SHIP LETTER SE19 SE20
Dungannon 1837 1837