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Title: William Montgomery, Manchester, to Joseph [Searight?], Philadelphia.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMontgomery, William/52(2)
SenderMontgomery, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationlinen merchant
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginManchester, England
DestinationPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
RecipientSearight, Joseph
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 2794/1/2/110: Presented by H. H. Montgomery 4 Kensington Gardens, Belfast 5.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.9510056
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 12:10:95.
Word Count675
Transcript5a Palace St
Manchester 3 December 1858

Dear Joseph
Herewith I send you the particulars of the Bank a/c [account?]
[of Pat?] up [to the?] 1st Nov 1858. Jane Davis was the tenant
of the large house is dead and the property is now unoccupied.
A friend has employed McConnell to get copies of the a/c
[account?] and [Staifan?] has had a good deal of trouble in making
out the a/cs [accounts?] as he [Pat?] wants them. He alledges [alleges?]
that the interest should not be charged, nor receive fees though
his letter directing the interest at 5% is in possession. He
also says that you have no right to charge the state with costs and
in fact seems set on giving all the trouble he can. However, since
then his [unfortunate?] Sir Hugh has been removed from this
earthly scene and has been called to his final a/c [account?]. What
effect this may have on Pat I don't know but no doubt he will feel it
as a severe blow. The property is still in a dilapidated condition
and unless a Tenant is found for it will soon fall to the ground.
You have also an a/c [account?] of the amount of the bond with
Interest Costs [?] and also of the various [sums?] which have been
[saved?] to the credit of the a/c [account?] and you can calculate
the interest at your leisure and thus see how much the state still
owes you & me. I was in Ireland for a few days about a month since
and they were all well there. Robb and Ann Jane have had their
youngest child baptised since then and called him [Staifan?] Montgomery.
the population is now increasing rapidly of the connection. My
sister Lizzy has four, [Just the?] girl, and we have three. Anne
Thompson's eldest daughter Eliza has been married to one of [Kenny?]
MacCaulay's sons and who of course is as old as her father. Hannah capper,
who was almost at the point of death and whose recovery has been
miraculous, is tolerably well and [healthy?] The second one has gone to his
cousin John in Australia. My father's health is thank god pretty good
and so of all our family Mrs [M's?] Aunt Mrs Kelly excepted who is poorly,
old and feeble and has entirely lost her memory. My father wishes to
know what you could ship 1, 2 or [1300?] Barrels of flour at Really
Superfine Brands. quote the price, the freight and rate of exchange. I
would attend to the exchange in [London?] so that there would be no
mistake about it. If necessary I would arrange [withdrawal out of the
bank?] or send you a banker's credit but by attaching the Bills of lading
to the Bill you could easily negociate [negotiate?] the exchange either
as my father or if more convenient as me here. Let this matter have
your earliest attention. I still think situated as we are now -you in
a large consuming County of Manufactured goods and I in a large
manufacturing county we might do some business together that might
be mutually profitable- small beginnings have large endings
sometimes. Could you not manage in any way to procure an order or orders
now and retain it for the purchase of goods in this market and we could
divide the commission if only trifling at first it might end in
something. I throw out the idea for your consideration. Take for instance
at final Linen [linen?] goods and white calico [sheetings?] small [wares?]
for [training?] I hope by this time you have got your spirits
recovered from the state of melancholy and depression in which you
[last?] [wrote?]. Get your mind to work upon something and at the same
time be diligent in business and you will get cured from it. Business
with us is still dull but they are busy and expectations with regard
to the New year good. I only hope they may all be realized. May the
God of Peace fill your heart with that peace which passeth all
yours very sincerely
William Montgomery