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Title: J. Morton, Dublin, to Cousin, T. Greer, Dungannon.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMorton, Samuel and John/33
SenderMorton, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationlinen trader
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
DestinationDungannon, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientGreer, Thomas
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipcousins, business
SourceD 1044/127: Deposited by the Late Captain U. Mc G. Greer.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office of Northen Ireland.
Doc. No.9505141
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 22:05:1995.
Word Count210
TranscriptTo: Thomas Greer, [Dungannon?]

Dublin 4 mo [month?] 14th 1767

Loving Cousin

I received thine of the 11th Inst [Instant?]
and was well Pleas'd to hear that the Linnens [Linens?] was
Shipp'd & the Vessel Sail'd for Philada [Philadelphia?] I
can ashure [assure?] thee it was by no means my intention to
make such an abrupt Elopement from my native County and
frinds [friends?] as Some of my Relations would Intimate: my
Sole design was to Secure a Passage & a good birth [berth?]
for myself in a Vessel that I Knew and a Capt [Captain?]
that I was acquainted with which I think was
very Laudable. However the Vessel is now Sail'd or on
the Eve of Sailing & my Intentions Quite frustrated
I might have gone with her, but Rather Choose [Chose?] to
wait for an other opertunity [opportunity?] than go off so
very Percipately [Percipitately?] & without bidding my
friends farewell after coming so great a Distance to See
them -

I intend to return to the North this Week
& hopes [sic] to meet with thee & some more of my relations
at Lurgan or Moyallon [Moyallan?] next 7th day if all is well
my Love is to Cousin Sally &c
thy affectionate Friend &
Cousin Jno [John?] [Jonathan?] Morton
J. Nicholson & family is well,