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Title: A. Livermore, U.S. Consulate, Londonderry to Mrs Clarke.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileLivermore, Arthur/37
SenderLivermore, Arthur
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationworks at U.S. Consulate
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDerry, N.Ireland
DestinationPhiladelphia?, USA
RecipientMrs Clarke
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT 2700/14: Copied by Permission of Rev Canon J. H. Gebbie, The Rectory, Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9405179
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 09:05:1994.
Word Count281
TranscriptConsulate of the United States
Londonderry Nov. 21 1877

Mrs. Clarke,
I have a letter from
my agent in Philadelphia, from
which it appears that the only
property of Fair (Mr. Brooks' Executor)
not encumbered to its full value,
consists of two houses. These are
valued for purposes of taxation at
three thousand dollars ($3.000)
and are subject to a ground rent
of something like $56 (fifty six
dollars) a year. It is therefore
highly probable that they will
bring more than enough to pay
off the remainder of what should
come to you, at the sale which
is to take place on the 30th of
But there is always a degree
of uncertainty about these
matters. A rainy day, or a
fire in the city or some accident
that cannot be provided for
is liable to prevent the attendance
of bidders, and
to cause the property to be
sold for less than its value.
As this appears to be all the
property that Fair has, and he
is very deeply involved and in
all aspects in so bad a way, that
he will never pay any thing [anything?]
I think you had better authorise
my agent to bid in the houses
if no one offers more than the
amount of your claim. The
houses will not, or at least need
not remain long on your hands
for business is improving and
a sale can be effected before
a great while. It is indeed
hardly probable that the
property would fall to your
bid. But I think it the safe
and wise course for you to
make the bid. If you think
proper to take this course, let
me know at once and I will
instruct my agent accordingly
yours [?]
Arthur Livermore