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Title: John James, Philadelphia, to Thomas Greer, Dungannon, Ireland
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileJames, John/9
SenderJames, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
DestinationDungannon, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientGreer, Thomas
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends, business
SourceD1044/680: Deposited by the Late Captain U. McG. Greer
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9501029
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT/JW, 04:01:1995.
Word Count401
TranscriptTo; Thomas Greer

From: John James,

12/20 1783 Philad [Philadelphia?] 12 mo [month?] 20
Dear Friend 1783
Thomas Greer
I write thee on the 9th Inst by our much
esteemed Friends Patience Brayton & Rebeccah Wright by the
way of Dublin who are gone a Religious Visit to the Churches
on your side the Water This is intended by the Ship Hope
Captain Benezet by whom my friend Jacob Shoemacher jun
[junior?] has ship'd 18 hho[-?] Flaxseed to thy address I was
not certain thou Recd [Received?] Consignment of this kind
but as we were unacquainted with Persons in the North thought
thou could put it in such hands that might be suitable if it
was not in thy way. I informed thee in my last that we had
entered a Partnership under the firm of James & Shoemacher
purposing to lay ourselves out for the Comm[erce?] business,
We have got a good [torn] for the selling linnens [linens?]
and other dry Goods also for the purchasing of Flaxseed
having a large acquantance [acquaintance?] in the Country
think we could do a good deal to advantage so that we should
be pleased to have thy Interest in promoting us in this or
any other way if thou finds freedom, as thy acquaintance must
be large and influence great among Friends and others. I think
thou may depend on our care in the execution of orders__I was
pretty largely concerned in trade in Charlestown before the
Troubles commenc'd but found it most safe to make a retreat
soon after my Return from England in 1775 and have continued
out of business ever since until lately and should have been
willing to have continued so, but my hopes have been great as
well as thousands of others on the Continent Yet I hope it
has been a day of profit in another sense to many the
consideration of which makes me I dare not complain but
endeavour to get an honest living by future Industry and as I
have a pretty large acquaintance abroad and am solicited by
some to go into this Way that we have purposed feeling in my
own Mind to join in with it and make tryal [trial?]

I remain with love and near affection
thy Friend
John James

P.S. We should be pleased thou would propose some suitable
Persons in the different Seaports in the North in case we
should want a Correspondent hereafter also thy Propect of
Flax Seed answering next Season