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Title: James Means, Boston to Rev. Thomas Mayne, Co. Londonderry.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMeans, James/28
SenderMeans, James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationsolicitor?
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBoston, Mass., USA
DestinationGarvagh, Co. Derry, N.Ireland
RecipientRev Thomas Mayne
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 2284/1: Presented by Dr. E. R. R. Green, History Dept., University of Manchester, Manchester, 13.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8809191
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 27:09:1993.
Word Count417
April 12th 1822.

Dear Uncle,
Your esteemed favour of [?] came duly to hand
yesterday and was most gratified to hear of your good health
and that of the rest of my relatives in Ireland. The
request you make shall be complied with as far as in my
power but it will require some time to obtain the necessary
information so particularly as you wish, the distance from
here to my Friends in the State of South Carolina being over
1,000 miles, and with respect to obtaining such an affidavit
as you think would be necessary, viz.: Identifying this
Person, and to be the same who formerly resided in Garvagh,
Ireland, this cannot be done any farther than circumstances
and descriptions of Person, age, etc., will go to establish
the fact, however, I will state to my friends all the
requisitions, and request them to give as minute and
particular account as in their power, and probably that will
be so conclusive to my mind that the knowledge I had of his
habits, profession and travels in this country that I can
attest to the best of my knowledge that it was your son,etc.,
and you may rest assured that nothing shall be wanting
on my part to promote the interest or to be the means of
relieving the distress of my unfortunate friend, as well as
to gratify you.

Please remember me affectionately to Mrs. Mayne and
children, also to my Aunt and Cousins and wish my
congratulations to be given to Cousin James with my best
wishes for his happiness in the married state, also my kind
regards to Doctor Shannon and family.

Brother Isaac sailed from here on 23rd March last
for Liverpool, on his way to visit his friends in Ireland.
My uncle of Amherst wrote you by him, he had a severe turn
of sickness this Winter, we did not expect him to live, but
thanks be to God, he has regained a tolerable degree of good
health, his family are all well, brother Isaac I hope will
have the pleasure of seeing you about the time this arrives
and can give you more particulars, news, etc.

I send this via the New York and Liverpool Packet
which is now ready for sailing, and believe me to be your
sincere friend and nephew.


P.S. Please excuse haste.
17th May 1
Revd. Thomas Mayne,
Garvagh, County Derry, Ireland.

Via the New York and Liverpool Packet Ship James Cooper to
the care of Messrs. Curwin & Haggarty, Liverpool, who is
requested to forward the same.