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Title: Hannah Montgomery, Portadown, to J. Malcolmson, Philadelphia.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMontgomery, Hannah/160
SenderMontgomery, Hannah
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPortadown, Co Armagh, N.Ireland
DestinationPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
RecipientMalcolmson, Joseph
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 2794/1/2/6: Presented by H.H. Montgomery, 4 Kensington Gardens, Belfast.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N.Ireland
Doc. No.9507147
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 24:07:1995.
Word Count623
TranscriptPortadown 4th April 1831
Dear Brother
It has given us much satisfaction
to hear by Sister Browns letter from you, of your safe
arrival at your own place and that through
divine mercy you found your family all well
We are thankful to say we and ours are in
good health with the exception of occasional colds &
which are conty. [contrary?] to children- Our sister Brown s
health was at a very low ebb through the course
of the winter from a severe cold accompanied
with Rheumatism but at present thank God is
quite recovered - Her daughter Hanna Jane
was also ill from cold, indeed so ill there. her
recovery was nothin problematical, but at present
she is much better - you may be surprised to hear
that little Wm [William?] Searight after about 6 day illness
from water on the Chest died about the beginning
of January - Our Sister Fletcher and her
family are well- her Son Wm [William?] Brown
got married in the month of Decr. [December?] last to
Miss / daughter of James / McCann of Richmount
- our Uncle Hu [Hugh?] Lockhart of Clare died in the month
of February last seemingly without any cause
more than the ordinary course of nature - his
son Thomas if not gone is about to leave this country
for Philadelphia - the other friends in that
neighbourhood are well - Jos [Joseph?] Malcomson & his wife
& Wm. [William?] Ferris & his are all well, but our Ant
[Aunt?] Dodson is very ill & was hardly expected to recover about
for 8 days ago - as to our own business affairs
we may inform you that [Hfd?] has nearly closed
the bargain for the Corner Strand with Mr R Atkinson.
it being left to two men they agreed that the purchase
money should be œ475 - but Mr A [Atkinson?] went and lifted
Memorandum before signing and kept it about
a week without it being prefected in
which interval we thought better to have
nothing to do with it at so much money
But we have taken the House above
over from Mr Paul and are about to take it
down and build a good Three Story House on
the stand of it and a part of our own
The numbers that are leaving this Country and
neighbourhood for America surpasses any thing we
have ever seen before - The prices of our
markets as some what as follows . Flour 1 st [stone?] 23/-
2nd - 20/- = 3rd - 10/- = fourth 12/- pCwt [per Hundredweight?]
- Oatmeal for 15/- to 16/- = Oats 9/- to 10/- Wheat from 13/-
to 16/- Potatoes from 2/- to 2/6- pCwt [per hundredweight?]
- Bacon 46/- to 47/6 = Beef 40/- to 55/- Butter 10 s to 11/-
perlb Having said so much about this world
we should not forget the next - we are striving
(as it regards ourselves ) to use this world so as not
[to?] abuse it, indeavouring [endeavouring?] to make it a [Torn]
next & I hope better- Dear Brother we hope
you are "striving to enter in at the strait Gate" -
Knowing that broad is the way that leadeth to
destruction & Repentance towards God and Faith
in the Lord Jesus Christ which brings pardon and
Holiness seems to be the plain Scriptural
way of escaping all the evil consequences
of sin & securing all the blessings of an
endless life - however the life will show
when this principall [principle?] dwells within - may
you and us with all that pertain to us be the
subjects of Mercy in time & of Glory in eternity
Prays Your Brother & Sister - [Hfd?] & Ha [Hannah?] Montgomery

Mr Joseph Malcomson
No 255 Grace Street