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Title: Samuel & John Morton, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania?] [U.S.A?], to Thomas
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMorton, Samuel and John/18
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
SourceDeposited by the Late Captain U. Mc G. Greer
ArchivePublic Record Office
Doc. No.709052
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument Added by JM, 19/09/07
Word Count203
TranscriptTo Thomas Greer
Per Capt[ain?] Sparks
via London

Philada [Philadelphia?] 11 mo[th?] 25th 1769

Lov: [Loved?] [Loving?] Kinsman
Thos [Thomas?] Greer

Annexd is a Coppy [Copy?] of Last since which we have
Rec[eive?] None of thy Letters inclosed [enclosed?] thou will receive
Beache [Bache?] & Cuthbert draft for 74.7.10 1/2 Ster[lin?]g it bring
the second, the first of same tenor and date we hope thou will receive
ere Long, we allso [also?] inclose [enclose?] thee Willing & Morris
first of Exchange for Three hundred pounds Ster[lin?]g Thirty days [sight?]
on Samuel Vaughan Esq[uire?] in London, which we believe will only
paid, we have disposed of about one half of the Linnens [Linens?] Last
rec[eive?]d but can assure thee very little of the Cash has not yet come to
hand however as bills is so very Low thought best of purchase
and make thee a remittance, we dayly [daily?] expect to receive
another quantity of Linnens [Linens?] from thee, we desire thee to have
due regard to the repeal of the revenue acts in ship[p?]ing
Linnnens [Linens?] until that is the case we cant have any by
way of england, thou may be advised by thy Friends in
London as soon as the Acts is repeald and then send the
Linnens as usual, when thou sends the next quantity thou
usual[l?]y sends, of 7/8 at 10d. 11d. &12 shipd; allso [also?] 5 to 10
pieces 7/8 at about 2/- as some of our Friends wants such some times
Allso [also?] 10 to 12 of fine y[ar?]d wides from 2/6 to 3/9-the rest as
is usual, we are frequently asked for Irish sheeting
And wo[ul?]d have thee to send us 30 or forty pieces the price
Not to exceed 12d if the acts is repealed send by way of
Liverpool but if not ship em [them?] from Dublin as soon
in the Spring as possable [possible?] let the Sheeting be very
Stout & Strong as allso [also?] the Coarse linnens [linens?] for your
thin flimsey [flimsy?] linnens [linens?] will not sell well here, Sooner
thou can dispatch the Sheeting the better they are very
Scarce and if we receive them early in the Spring
may meet with quick sale
we shall write thee ere long by ves[s?]els directly to Ireland
our wives Joynes [Join?] us in dear Love to self &Cousin Sally &
all other Relations, who we shall write to ere long

300 Stirling Exchange 300 thy affectionate
At 52 1/2 percent 157.10 - Cousins
________ Saml [Samuel?] & Jno [John?]
[Jonathan ?] Morton
Currency 457.10
which please to note in thy
Books accordingly

Price Flaxseed 4/6 per bushel
S & J. M