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Title: Wm Perceval, Amherst Island, to JW Maxwell, Co Waterford
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FilePerceval, William/4
SenderPerceval, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer?
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAmherst Island, Lake Ontario, Canada
DestinationCo. Waterford, Ireland
RecipientMaxwell, J.W.
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD3244/F/12/10: Perceval-Maxwell Papers:The Moore Family 1755-1860
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N.Ireland
Doc. No.9901026
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 08:01:99.
Word Count591
Transcript Amherst Island
March 5 1859

My dear Uncle
I was about to write to
you when I received your kind letter,
I am sure we all feel and none
more so than myself your extreme
kindness and generosity. I had a
letter from Mr Hallows of Kildare
St Dublin enclosing a power of
Attorney which I have signed and
returned to him empowering him
to act for me in this matter. Of
course the arrangement is very
much for my advantage and I should
suppose for every member of the family
No father could be more watchful over
the interests of his children than you
have ever been for us all - as Sara says -
and feels as much as I do - Poor old
Kilmore could not be in better
hands than those you have given
it to - We hope to be very comfortable
here as soon as we get the place
in order (and get rid of the bugs)
As mother had mentioned your
intentions your letter did not come
altogether a surprise on me - I consider
myself very fortunate in being able
to get some cash as I could do nothing
on the farm without some capital
to commence with - After so much
knocking about as I have had it is
a great change to me living in this
regular way I now do and being so
much more at home I feel quite the
Gentleman since I left Gadirich[?], I
am afraid I shall have a great deal
of trouble in collecting some debts
there. you have no idea what
a shameless set of rogues I have had
to deal with. Fancy the high Sheriff
having purchased at our auction and
refusing to pay or give his note. now
the Lawyers refuse to proceed against
him so I have no remedy. As it
will save time and enable me to
stock the farm at once. I have
taken the liberty to retain some of
Roberts rents and sent him an
order for the amount viz. œ163'1'3
on Mr Hallows. I wrote to you
and Robert the other day and
unfortunately in going to town I lost
my Pocket book on the ice in which
I had the letters and the order for
Robert. it is not likely it will
ever be found but in case it should
I have mentioned it and I have
also written to Mr Hallows to acquaint
him with the fact. As to the
best mode of investing the remainder
of the money I can get 7« per
cent for it here either in the
Commercial - British North American
Bank stock or Government debentures
but if you disapprove of
my removing the money of course I
shall leave it where it is. I was
very sorry to hear that you Aunt
and Carrie should have been so ill
with the influenza but I hope you
are all quite well now. Does Aunt
take as much interest in the little
dogs as ever. The last letter I had
from Carrie she says my poor old
dog is still alive at Kilmore. I think
I must some day or another take a
trip across the Atlantic and see you
all once more. it was like old times
when Spencer was here but unfortunately
I was so engaged I could not be with
him as much as I wished. Sara
joins in kind love to you Aunt Carrie
and Spencer believe me ever dear
Uncle your affecti [affectionate?] nephew

Wm [William?] Perceval
J. W. Maxwell Esq