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Title: Alexander Osborne, North Carolina, U.S.A., to Richard Dobbs, Co. Antrim.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileOsborne, Alexander/22
SenderOsborne, Alexander
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginN. Carolina, USA
DestinationCo. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientDobbs, Richard
Recipient Gendermale
RelationshipMr. Osborne is a friend of the family
SourceD.162/93: Presented by Major A. F. Dobbs, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9502159
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 15:02:1995.
Word Count257
TranscriptNorth Carolina, Mecklinburg County,
Honoured Sir 6th April 1775.
I [found?] your favour of November 12th 1774
With pleasure to hear of the welfare of a family I
entertain a great deal and regard for as I have the honour
to be intimately acquainted with his [Excellency?] your father
and Captain Dobbs when hereof [I?] understand
the inhabitants in No.5 is [are?] extremely rejoiced at
your letting them know you are the proprietors
of that tract and as the apportion you may expect
to meet with here is pretty powerful if they think
they have any footing. Beging [Begging?] your excuse for presuming
to give my opinion I will only propose giving my reasons
which are to this effect as it canot [cannot?] be so reasonably
expected that you can come over in person your
Brother Captain Dobbs may undertake the voiage [voyage?]
as he is well acquainted in the Country and was well
Regarded when in it. I must be of the opinion he would
be of much greater weight and surely answer a much
greater and than any gentleman you could
If he comes here I would be very glad to see him
and if there is any thing [anything?] in my power that I can
assist him in I will spare no pains I can serve him
in Sir if you think worth while to write please to
direct to Messrs. Glen and son Merchants in Charles

Sir I am Sir your most
please to give my obedient and very humble
best compliments to Captain Servant
Alexr.[Alexander?] Osborne

The To
Worshipful Conoway [Conway?]
Richard Dobbs County of Antrim
And Kingdom of Ireland