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Title: Samuel Morton, Philadelphia, U.S.A., to Thomas Greer, Dungannon.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMorton, Samuel and John/15
SenderMorton, Samuel and John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationlinen traders
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
DestinationDungannon, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientGreer, Thomas
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipcousins, business
SourceMIC.351/1:D1044/176: Presented by the late Capt. Mc. U Greer
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9409342
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT/JW, 26:09:1994.
Word Count423
TranscriptPhiladelphia @ 2 Mon [Month?] 22 1769
Dr.[Dear?] Cousin,
Our last was the Brig Swallow via Cork to
which we refer, this cheifly [chiefly?] serves to inclose
[enclose?] William G. Morris of Bache & Cuthbert seconds of
exchange for the Sums therein specified, the first of s's
Bills being sent by the Brig above mentioned we have not
the least Apprehension of their meeting with dishonour,
but if they should would caution thee to take the necessary
steps in obtaining Protests, we have little material to say,
only the Commerce carried on between Great Britain & her
Colonies will be in great measure stopped, if they don't
repeal the late unconstitutional Revenue Acts, which are
very oppressive, we have no other Means left in our Power
in a Legal Manner to do ourselves Justice, but to omitt
[omit?] the taking of their Manufactures, we are resolved
to be free of their Internal Taxation let the Event be what
it may, It is better to be Cloathed [clothed?] in a homely
Garb, to be free, than gorgeously apparelled & submit to
Slavery is it if the Parliament of Great Britain can take
away our Property without our Consent - So much for
Politicks [Politics?]
I received this day a letter from Brother
Samuel who was in Charlestown. S. [South?] Carolina, the 4th.
Instant, accompanying our much esteemed Friend Rachael Wilson
from the North England as I wrote you before respecting his
journey need not add, but that he is well, I don't expect to
see him here before the 5th Month next, Wm.[William?] Johnson
From your parts was settled in Charlestown & kept a School he
died lately in that Place & was much lamented by his acquaintances
as an ingenious Man; take a paragraph from Brothers Letter William
Johnston (sic) is lately deceased & left a Widow & five small
Children, she was bro' [brought?] to Bed two Days ago, he is
much lamented there being a general loss to the place on acco'
[account?] of the Youth he had under his Care, he had a very
large School & in a likely way to do well - So it is when we
have strugled [struggled?] for a Series Years with a Fluctuating
World & have some Reasons to hope for an Enjoyment of the Harvest
of our Labour, Iron Fisted Death comes as in a Moment & deprives
us of all our Golden Dreams; our Family is well with Tender of
dr. [dearest?] Love to thee & all our Friends we remain
Thy affectionate Cousins
Sam & In' Morton

Thomas Greer
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