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Title: Robert Moore, Portadown, to Joseph Searight, Philadelphia
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMoore, Robert/38
SenderMoore, Robert
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPortadown, Co. Armagh
DestinationPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
RecipientSearight, Joseph
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends, business
SourceD. 2794/1/2/78: Presented by H.H. Montgomery, 4 Kensington Gdns., Belfast 5.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9510059
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 12:10:95.
Word Count933
TranscriptPortadown 1st April 1853
Dear Joseph
I have duly received your favour of [7th?] [ulto?] and note contents.
If I had received it 3 March since it would have put an end to
my shipping as I have no wish to be the cause of you loosing
[losing?] any more money. I had quite enough for me to loose
[lose?] œ40 - œ50 on the [transaction?] ( which I asure [assure?]
you I have done) without this additional loss to you it realy
[really?] oppressed me but I hope your friend will bear his part
of it, the matter being a deal I did not mind a small loss so you
had kept yourself all right the [Blue?] Linens are [Buying?] 7«
to 8 here at present and the Brown [___?] bring nearly as high
a figure in the Lingden market so that it is a bad job all together
[altogether?] and in future if you cannot sell goods at a profit, so as to
protect yourself better to sell none as it would be quite out of
the question for me to indemnify you as I have already said my
object in sending out those goods was to give you an oppertunity
[opportunity?] of trying your hand at the Corn Trade as I had so
often heard others here say thay would send you goods if you were doing
anything in that way- but I realy [really?] am not in a position
just now to loose [lose?] any more money and hope that in future
you will make up what we both have lost.
I hope [she?] [is?] [well?] doing [well?] [A?] [J?] is thankful
to you for some [__ales?] you have sent us but cannot say how she
will like them as she has not seen them as yet.
About the [I Gee?] affair I cannot say as I know little about
it, this I know [____?] got of it yet and I have got no thing out of
it since last letter [___?] and I think if we could get rid of it
wd [would?] be well, I wish you would say what you would take for your
Interest in it that I might buy and dispose of it in some way
that the proceeds might be applied to.
Square the old matter that is Lying [ay?] [&?] you say what you
think should be done a Portion of the rent should go to pay the
interest of that Ac [account?] I will speak to Mr [M?] and let you
know how the matter stands.
Yours hopefully
Robert Moore

I am half asleep it being 12 0C but I must say a little more. We
are going ahead in the Breeding Line here still I have got
another Love [10?] [days?] Since and I am thankful to be able
to say that A J though still delicate is considerably better
than I expected her to be as her health had been bad for some
time. We [Dare?] [____?] to be so particularly as others stout and strong
are falling around us. I helped to bury Mrs [____?] after a very short
illness. I may also say that Elizabeth M now Mrs Robb has lost
her first born last week. See that you take care of yourself.
When your letter arrived I had a lot of [___?] goods [ready?]
for you and as they are prepared for your market I still think
it better to send them hoping they will do better realy
[really?] if they had not been [finished?] and that I had led you to
believe I would send them. I will not do so I am so vexed by
your present information they are 135 ps 3/4 and 4/4 Pillow
Linens 79 of them mine and 31 W [William?] Montgomery's. We
thought to send them by the Citty [City?] of Manchester but they were
not ready and Wm [William?] think better to send them by the
Mail Steamers and not insure them. I think they will go by one
of Colin's Steamers on Wednesday 11th but we will write from
Belfast today and enclose [Consuls?] Certificate and Invoice and
all particulars but we think better to forward those samples by
the present mail but we should be late in [Belfast?] for
Saturdays Boat I will send you with this cloth the other
sample booked as you have directed me and they will represent
any goods of the class that I may send in for So you keep two
for yourself and I may now say that if the present transaction
should prove satisfactory I am in a position to send you 100 ps
each month or more if you can open a market for them I have been selling
200 ps per month of them Brown . I had four diferent [different?]
lots of them ready for you but got a good price for them at home and
though [thought?] best to [sell?] I saw an invoice of them Same as
these to a Dublin House this Week at 16 Nett and considering the advance
in Wages and yarn here I think you should net 16 for the 5/7 &
20 for the 6/4 at least. I know you will do the best you can and
if it is in my power to [send?] you I will [on?] the Back of this I
will give you some idea of what we are Sending as this Letter may
[reach?] you before [in?] goods, and I will request you to write as
soon as you may see them and say what you think.