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Title: Wm. Montgomery, Portadown to Joseph Searight, Philadelphia
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMontgomery, William/36(3)
SenderMontgomery, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationworks at family business (bakery)
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginPortadown, Co. Armagh, USA
DestinationPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
RecipientSearight, Joseph
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD. 2794/1/2/77: Presented by H.H. Montgomery, 4 Kensington Gardens, Belfast 5.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9510047
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 12:10:95.
Word Count351
TranscriptPortadown 6th January 1853

Dear Joseph,
I find from London that the draft against the Flow has been
returned and therefore is as bad as can be. The Ulster Bank has
forwarded instructions to Andrew Catherwood in Philada
[Philadelphia?] to refine the Bill with all costs which we hope
will be as moderate as possible under the circumstances.
Catherwood is their agent at your City.I can only say for my
father and myself that we deeply regret the omission but as it
now stands we have done the best that can be done. When the
draft was presented for acceptance we offered to refine it but
the bank here had no authority. Should there be any future
transactions in this way we have learned a lesson but at any
time you can gain in the Exchange you may draw at sight - and
generally expecting this would be the most agreeable way for us.
The intelligence of your marriage reached me last night and
no little astonished me as I thought you would be the last man
to do such a thing. I can now firstly accuse you of secrecy as
you never even hinted at such a thing in your late letters. My
[father?] did not receive your note through Belfast but of
this I am not quite sure. John I am happy to say is both alive
and well and now stands opposite me. He wishes you to send him 5
Barrels of Yellow and 5 Barrels White Indian flour kiln dried.
He will remit you for them a [all?] if you could sell a small
bill [on?] him at sight it will meet more honor than the last
one you drew in this town. We are all well here and hope you and
Mrs Jn [John?] M Searight are enjoying good health. All here
unite with me in wishing you both every happiness the married
life in this world can afford. I am just thinking the return of
the bill may prove an awkward circumstance during the honeymoon
but I hope you will not be inconvenienced by it.
Wishing you every happiness
Your affect [affectionate?] cousin
Wm [William?] Montgomery