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Title: A. Livermore, U.S. Consulate, Derry to Joseph Clarke.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileLivermore, Arthur/37(2)
SenderLivermore, Arthur
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationworks at U.S. Consulate
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDerry, N.Ireland
DestinationPhiladelphia?, USA
RecipientClarke, Joseph
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 2700/15: Copied by Permission of Rev Canon J. H. Gebbie, The Rectory, Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9405177
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 09:05:1994.
Word Count281
TranscriptConsulate of the United States

Londonderry Nov. 29 1879

Mr Joseph Clarke

I wrote to Mrs
Clarke a few days ago to advise
her to authorise Mr Wilson,
my agent, to bid for her at
the sale of Fair's property in
Philadelphia, which is to take
place on the 30th of December
to satisfy her claim against Fair
for the legacy bequeathed by Brooks.
I think the matter of so great
importance that I write now
to you to repeat the advice I
gave her. Business in the
U.S. continues to be dull, altho' [although?]
it is probably improving. But
real estate is difficult to sell
for its value, and a forced
sale is liable to be attended
with disappointment to the
parties interested in the price it
brings. Fair is so deeply involved
that he seems to have
become discouraged, and to
have taken to drink, and to
be quite careless whether his
creditors get any thing [anything?] or
not, since it is certain there will
be nothing left for him. The
property to be sold is worth
more than the balance of the
legacy, and will probably
bring more. But the interest
of Mrs Clarke ought to be
protected by bidding to the
extent of her claim. Should
the property be struck off to
her, which it probably will not, it can at a future day
be sold without any loss
and even at a good profit
I think the matter must be
quite plain to you. I only
advise Mrs C. [Clarke?] to pursue the
course that I should myself
pursue if I were in her case

Your obt [obedient?] Sert [Servant?]
Arthur [Livermore?]

P.S. I inclose [enclose?] a form
for her to sign if she
think proper.