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Title: Robt. Moore, Portadown, to Joseph Searight, USA.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMoore, Robert/40
SenderMoore, Robert
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPortadown, Co. Armagh
DestinationPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
RecipientSearight, Joseph
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends, business
SourceD 2794/1/2/90: Presented by H.H. Montgomery, 4 Kensington Gardens, Belfast 5.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9601091
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 05:01:96.
Word Count231
TranscriptPortadown 7th January 1854

Dear Joseph

As [Wm?] is writing I enclose a
line or two to enquire what you have done
in the way of Sales. I am very anxious
to turn those goods into cash as money
is [every?] day becoming more valuable
here if this loss is not great I would
like to realize
I wish you to send me an order
on your uncle for the proceeds of the
property of Tandragee which I will
place to the Credit of old act [account?]
I think it is as well to have it as it
is undisturbed and just take out of
it what you can I expect the matter
will be trouble some in the end
you will be surprised to hear that
the Messrs [Cuppage?] have failed last
week Liabilities 70,000 They offer
300 5/0 in the pound [&] they will
I dare say be made Bankrupts I still
have my good news from my Brothers
in [Australia?] one of them is earning œ50
a month the other about œ20 per week
Some [savings?] they took out with them
paid 90 % it is likely to be a great
country things are becoming very
Gloomy here I [fear?] [we?] are approaching
another œ47 - We have just [now?]
a tremendous snow storm mail
and trains are stoped [stopped?] for several
days - The poor are suffering very
severly just now

Yours affly [affectionately?]
Robt Moore