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Title: Robert Moore, Portadown, to Joseph Searight, Philadelphia
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMontgomery, William/39(2)
SenderMontgomery, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationlinen merchant
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginPortadown, Co. Armagh, USA
DestinationPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
RecipientSearight, Joseph
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD. 2794/1/2/79: Presented by H.H. Montgomery, 4 Kensington Gdns., Belfast 5.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9510058
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 12:10:95.
Word Count181
TranscriptPortadown 4th April 1853

My dear Joseph
I now enclose you invoice of shipment of Pillow Case Linens
[for?] "Pacific" Steamer [10 ct. z ?] We have had severe frost here
which has prevented these goods from being finished 6 weeks ago
and [sooner?] than allow them to lie over until another screw
steamer sails for Philada [Philadelphia?] we have thought it
better to send them by "Pacific". We have not insured these
goods here as Robert Moore wrote you by last mail leaving it
discretionary with you to do so. We consider these goods
invoiced at a low figure as some of them have been sold as high
as œ16 per yard for 5/4 and we think you ought to [sell?] us a
larger figure than that. We have also learned from our Bleacher
that these goods are at present in demand on your side the water
and we think we ought to bring a speedy turn of the money in
them. They are to our mind very likely finished and nicely
ornamented. Should they prove a remunerative speculation we may
be induced to send you an occasional shipment being guided by
your advice as to the season when they may be required most. You
will of course deduct the 2«% of service price this being the
rate in all cases if I remember rightly and I had a good deal of
experience in that line. The boxes marked [TNI?] are mine and
those marked RNI Robert [Mai's] and you had better keep the
sales separate. At one time you mentioned to Robb something
about advances but we would not mind them unless they could be
had without enhancing or forcing the sales in any one way and we
would also like to know your terms were advances are made. We
forward additional sample books by steamer and hope all will
reach you safely. As soon as you have seen them let us know what
they are likely to bring. Please keep a strict account of all
changes and also let us know what difference there is between
that and the charges by screw steamer to Philada
Your Affect [Affectionate?] Cousin
William Montgomery