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Title: Robt. Moore, Portadown, to Joseph [Searight?], [Philadelphia?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMoore, Robert/86
SenderMoore, Robert
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPortadown, Co. Armagh
DestinationPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
RecipientSearight, Joseph
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends, business
SourceD 2794/1/2/14: Presented by H. H. Montgomery, 4 Kensington Gardens, Belfast 5.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9509117
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 28:09:95.
Word Count904
TranscriptPortadown 15th Dec [December?] 1847

Dear Joseph
I doubt not but you will be rather surprised
by the receipt of this, but as you had you will see I have
sufficient reason for writing and I do not wish to prolong
a silence that has existed too long between us especially
now that [rolling?] Billows are between us the past cannot
now be recalled, and I feel quite inclined to allow the
memories of the past to be buried in oblivion I may state
that we were all very happy to hear of your safety and
success but we were especially thankful to the Most High
that you were alive and such scenes of dissolution and
death surely this is a great mercy we are all well at
present and have been since you left as is Mr
Montgomerys family but they have had had little else than
affliction since you went away I am sure that you would
have been sorry for them had you seen them as I did but I
suppose you have heard all about them
I am just now come in from John [Macouns?] after being there
the second time to try to get a statement of our ac t
[account?] from him and could not which I intended to
enclose to you to show that I have paid him œ60 of your balance
some time since I had gathered together some 70
or 80 pieces of 3/8 linens which I wished to send with some he
was sending to the green and lean on him for 3/4
the amount when he in his own quiet way proposed taking
them if I would leave the half amount towards
paying the old account which proposal startled and
disappointed me very much as you said you had made certain
arrangements with him I told him I would think of it and let him
know but that I could hardly speed that amount just now as my funds were very low indeed
if I had had money I would have paid him off the whole
amount just then and have done without hesitation
alltogether I was so much disappointed by the application, so
soon after you had went away, I wrote to
him in a few days after stating if he queried my price I
would accept the offer and settle the whole account I sent
him what I had ready and he took about œ120 worth of them
and only that He regretted some other that I have I would have
cleared [---out?] there cannot however be a large sum now. I
have given him œ60 as stated and œ10 you sent and he had got your
boiler I sold it to him and all the fixtures with
it and was to get Mr Mont [Montgomery?] to by [buy?] the
piece but I saw from his letter to you that he thinks you
are easier seller than us and wishes you to state the price
your letter he had for me today However I think about
œ5 /10/- to œ5 /15/ a fine value and these [----?] with
[worth?][ Ledur--?] œ40 if [true?] it is paid ought to
bring our account very low [ Letturch?] has paid nothing
yet nor Mrs Cairns he was going to America and took him on a
Judges [Riot?] and sent him to jail I am not sure if he will pay
some thing if he does not will he plead against
Robert Cairns and will you pay half the costs he is accidentally
the best stake we are thinking so [wreck?]
[Ledwich ?] out He's a rogue Now you see from what I have done
as above I am pretty thin of funds now and I wish
to know how you will arange to make it up to me
what would you think of selling out our interest in
[---?] uncle says David would buy it at a price what will we
take for it I think if we got anything like the thing it would be
better as money is so very scarce be careful to let us know what
you think on this subject the mill is pressing for the costs
[---?] cannot pay mine and yr [yours?] uncle is secure
John Capper would not [matter?]to bleach your linens and send
them to you if you thought they would sell well there -
Anne is converted on Wednesday last She was ill and is better
and that has been the result - J A Jackson says she
has taken the vow of celibacy and will [live?] and see an old
[maid?] Trade continues as you left it if not worse and every
other [Branch?] of Business suggests you are well away if had
not went in such a hurry
[Written accross the page]
I hear of some of chums being in the County
and intend to go see about them as soon as I have
time the [Nornate?] of post is just up and I must
have done hoping you will be able to read this and
that you are well and happy
I am yours affectionately
Robt [Robert?] Moore
P S I forgot to say that John Moffet is paying Jo Macroun
at the present time œ12 a month on his account He
is clean done any how and is never to make a webb
on his own act [account?] -