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Title: W. Mitchell, Philadelphia to J.& J. Cooke, Londonderry
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMitchell, William/20
SenderMitchell, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationship captain?
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
DestinationDerry, N.Ireland
RecipientJ & J Cooke
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 1665/2/4: Presented by Mrs Helen O'Neill, 20 Grange Road, Ballymena, County Antrim.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9012047
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by C.R., 10:12:1993.
Word Count240
TranscriptPhiladelphia 22nd July 1852

I wish to inform that we are
loaded and in tow going down the river, I used all
the Dispatch possible to get out of this place, but a
Lumber Cargo is a tedious Cargo to take and takes a long
time to Load. I have shipd [shipped?] seven seamen in place
of them that run from the ship and have had to give them 10
Dollars per month and glad to get them at that provision and
every other thing is very high at Philadelphia this season,
the Disbursements may appear high but I have made all the
saving possible. I have to draw on S. M. Waln [Walne?] to buy
Charts, Book, and Sextant, which I could not do without as the
Cronometer [Chronometer?] does not go uniform. We will be down to New Castle in about one hour, where we will make sail
and go to sea to night [tonight?] if any wind springs up,
the crew from Derry by [this?] ship is Mr Barrett, John
McFarland Thos [Thomas?] Dougherty Carpenter, Michael
McGlaughin, Michael Gilroy, Alexdr [Alexander?] Robinson,
Francis Brown, George Hagerty. I have not signd [signed?] any
General acc/n [account?] at S. M. Walne, it being to [too?] late
last night before I got the ship [down?] to the Navy Yard, and
I took the steamer this morning at 7 and took the crew ship
here down to the Ship and Weigh Anchor. I Remain