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Title: J. Bell Smyth, Quebec, to "My Dear Bischoff", [London?].
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBell Smyth, J/53
SenderBell Smyth, J.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbusinessman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginQuebec, Canada
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends/ business partners?
SourceD.2433/B/20/14: Deposited by the Trustees of The Caledon Estate.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9601030
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 20:12:95.
Word Count400
Quebec 19 July 1854

My Dear Bischoff,

We are getting on slowly but I trust
surely at Marmora and were most fortunate in securing
the temporary services of Mr Smith who was here a few
days ago and Burstall and I went fully into matters with
him He now returns and will find Morgan and Hugh
there and will give them all the advantage of his far
seeing for securing experience in a new Country. With
œ25,000 additional Capital he thinks he would clear 4
[op Ct?] annually but with our œ5000 by proceeding
modestly he will do well and eventually be in a
thriving condition. You will be glad to hear we have
got a letter from the Provincial Secretary stating our
Certificate is satisfactory to the Governor General so
that all that now remains to be done is to have a Board
& frame Bye Law which will be done on 9. Sept The
Notice is enclosed - Mr Simpson sold out his Stock to
Anderson Evans & Co Mr Smith thinks he will
have 300 tons of Pig Iron ready by next Jany [January?]
or Feby [February?]. and our immediate outlay will not
be greater than we can command and Mr Bell the Patent
to be transferred by me to the new Company with the
Patent for the Water Lot on Belleville which we hope to
sell for œ2000 The lots of Land are on course of
progress for Patent and we paid œ47 on account of the
same so that when complete they will be also conveyed
all is in order but this unfortunate dissolution of
Parliament frustrates all
Burstall and I think well of paying off the last
instalment to Ross and on Oct 7 may value on all the
English Shareholders to fall due on the 1st May for
their last instalment The utmost unaminity of action
between Burstall, Le [Messener?] Dubord & myself exists
and tomorrow I hope to hear Mr Evans approves of what
we have done but till our Board is formed Burstall and
I are in a manner compelled to take a good deal on
ourselves Be so good as pay Mr Burstall for Printing
and send us your a/c. [account?] which will be promptly
attended to. Show this to Mr Matthews Mr Cazenove and
probably Lord Caledon would like to see it as well as
Mr Gould & Mr Coxe and Believe me

Yours very faithfully
J Bell Smyth