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Title: James Orr, Strabane to John Dunlop, [Philadelphia?].
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileOrr, James/116
SenderOrr, James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbusinessman?
Sender Religionunknown
OriginStrabane, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
DestinationNorth America
RecipientDunlop, John
Recipient Gendermale
RelationshipMr. Orr gives Mr. Dunlop a good reference
SourceT 1336/1/14: Copied by Permission of Canon W. A. Delap, The Rectory, Bridgetown, Wexford.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8910140
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by JM 01:10:1993.
Word Count287
TranscriptStrabane June 1811

Mr John Dunlop

Sir, Tho [though?] I was not favoured
with a reply to the last letter I wrote you
on the death of your Sister I feel it my
duty to address you again for the purpose
of introducing to you a very worthy young
Man your nephew John Rutherford who
considers himself called upon by duty &
affection to be the protecter [protector?] and supporter
of his two sisters whom his Worthy Good
Mother left in his Charge He is a good
Clark [Clerk?] and from every information is as good
a Currier & Farmer as ever left this Country
that, business has of late yeares [years?] been so
Closed by heavy Duty on leather together
with heavy Taxes of every kind that
he expects to do better for his own, & sisters
support in America as he has been Informed
by different People from that of his
Trade being a good one there He is sober
Industrious & steady therefore I have no
fears of his success His Sisters and he
leave this with the best wishes of all
that know them for their prosperity
and Happiness John has left with
me One Hundred Pounds as Guineas
have got so scarce that they could
not be had under 15 pr [per?] cent which
I advised him not to pay but to
draw upon me which I expect you
will have no Hesitation to take
from him or endorse his bill mony [money?]
for that Sum He and his Worthy
Sisters have the good wishes of
Mrs Orr and of yr [your?] Hubsd [Husband?]

if it is not convenient James Orr
to pass a Bill on me
Here he may draw paymt [payment?]
in London