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Title: A. Pomeroy, Dublin to J. Pomeroy, Boston, New England
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FilePomeroy, Arthur/40
SenderPomeroy, Arthur
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbusinessman (linen trade)
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDublin, Ireland
DestinationBoston, Mass., USA
RecipientColonel John Pomeroy
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 2954/5/4: Presented by Mrs. A. R. Hodgson, The Cottage, Compton, Guildford, Surrey.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9406143
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 07:06:1994.
Word Count2504
Transcript[-----?] Dublin Jan [---?] [-----?]
I need not tell you how happy all in Kildare Street feel
themselves, with the double good news with your safe landing in
Boston, and the certain account that leave has gone over for your
return as soon as you please, but I am not only not a little
impatient for a letter from you [--?] ever wonder. I had none by
the ship that brought to England the Boston Gazette of the 17th of
Novb which informed us of yours and your Regt. [Regiment?] Arrived
but that neither Col. [Colonel?] Mackey nor the Flaper [?] Piper now
arrived how lucky you were that you did not go in her! yet as it
was, you must have had a very hideous voyage of above two months - I
hope this letter may not be too late for the monthly pacquet
[packet?] for I defered [deferred?] writing a few [-----?] in hopes
of a letter from you every day since I saw the account of your
landing in the publick [public?] papers - I long to know how your
health is, and how matters stand where you are for every thing else
(thank God) looks as well as we can wish - Mackey's appointment to
be Major General in America has appeared in our gazette, and
Cunningham (my oracle) tells me that I may depend on it, that the
leave for Col. [Colonel?] Scott & you to return [----?] by the same
express & that left London the 22nd of last month so I hope you will
[----?] it long before this - as to the time of your return this you
will consider when you are [--?] I don't look for it till the
beginning of Summer at soonest for many reasons - I much fear for
you have an unpleasant time where you are but shall enter into no
speculations about it, so much in the dark as we are here, but
rather tell you such things as offer from Linen [?], & first as to
your house I never have had any offer for it since & indeed you
would not wonder if you saw what a desolate Town this is this Winter
& tho [though?] there is a LdLp [Lordship?] in the [illegible]
Aroghide to years ago - they lived [illegible] at [illegible] his
Lordship has just produced another son but talk of coming to Town
when she is well we have been near a month in Town & for such quiet
folks as we are it [----?] [----?] enough - we are much with the
Brownlow family, Clements, Lacy Barrymore (who enquires always for
you) in little Cribbage parties, but to the young and gay it is
really a vile Town - As to your affairs I have wrote to the
different Gentlemen, but have got nothing from any one except Mr.
Bo[---?] who has sent me his L[---?] with quiet practability
[practicability?] - I have promises from Mr. Smyth & Ld [Lord?]
McGarricks Agent, but can get nothing from Mr. Moore, not even
answers to my letters, so I have got Nelson to write to him in a
peremptory strain- I was going to buy 5 or 6 debentures [?] for you
but Derbinay brought me your different clothing demands & convinced
me it was better to discharge them and to make the new warrant your
own (as you did by the last one) for that by so doing you save 6 per
cent which the Clothier gets if he is to wait till the warrant is
paid by the treasury - M[--?] Nixon's bill is œ738:1:4 of which I
have paid him œ400 - and will pay him the rest in a month - I have
also paid Papa (sic) the Hatter in full œ82:5:6 - and Ormston for
differs [diverse?] accouchements œ34:2:4 all these bills are
examined, approved and signed by Mr Derbinay before I pay them, and
he is now getting out the warrant which he will bring to me when it
is done - the one of the year before which you left with me I have
received œ470:13:7 of & the rest to be in two payments more between
this and July next - no wonder our Tree[---?] Friends should be rich
_____ so much for money matters _____ Mrs. Pomeroy & children have
all been pretty well & the lads in England likewise - Arthur (thanks
to that worthy creature Major Let) is I think disposed of what I
could have expected till Christmas, and he himself is well pleased
with his Situation all but his not having as much whisky as he likes
- but honest Let is like a governor to him & drinks every thing and
writes me such warm friendly letters than you would imagine he
[illegible] one son __ truely [truly?] believe that this will be the
year of the quickest improvements he has ever had in his life -
French he must be a master of as the family he lives speaks nothing
else & Let says that Mr. Gifferdion [?] (who is very much a man of
the world has travelled with a gentleman over good parts of Europe)
teach him in such a manner as has gained on him very much - he reads
Mr thematicks [?] Harley S[-----?]ethy & his Clepicks [?] with him -
and his Evenings are spent in such parties as he goes into except
when he is sent for by his Grandmother who is very near - this part
tho [though?] not so [--------?] is mockery (sic) at least for this
year & so it must be - upon seeing a Cor[---?] advertised in the
News I called on Mr Hell [?] who is the most obliging little man I
ever saw & indeed showed the utmost [----?]ing to do all in his
power to oblige you - he said that that Cor[---?] was to be sold to
the highest bidder but that as there was no hurry he wu'd [would?]
be on the look out & did not doubt but he shou'd [should?] meet with
me at the regulation price in six or seven months time - this wou'd
[would?] answer probably well as I wou'd [would?] have him have his
year out when he is - On to Harry I have very satisfactory accounts
both of him and from him, his father gives an exceeding good
character of him, so do Mr. & Mrs. Glover, the latter of whom seems
more attached to him than ever, she filled a page of a letter the
other day to her sister with an account of his excellent disposition
indeed I must say that his whole behaviour in relation to Arthur
since his last affairs has been thoroughly amiable & affectionate as
well as sensible & Arthur acknowledges the greatest obligations to
him - Lady Mary Collet has been very ill of a fever but is recovered
tho [though?] still weak & the old woman in land[----?] is ditto -
thus much for family matters -
To say anything of English politicks from this place wou'd [would?]
be only to transcribe newspapers & even that wou'd [would?]
[illegible] letter - you what a [illegible] Don't think he wou'd
[would?] be expelled _ so to Irish business no movement of any kind
whatsoever - our different great men all remain at their c[---?] by
some [illegible], I suppose this time of action so distant, & the
chapter of accidents on the other side of the water of so much
consequence that its as well to [---?] by - some particular friends
of my Ld [lord?] Lts [Lieutenants?] told me likely he is in very
high spirits & shall remain here - but others are of the opinion
that if the English Ministry can jumble into any kind of Stability
by the end of the Sojourn that we shall have a new one - content it
is that whenever any one among them has a mind for it that they will
use little ceremony with his Excellency - the latter for 4 new
[----?] expected every pacquet [packet?], Wm [William?] H. Dawson,
Tom Dawson, B[---?] Ward and Jack St leger who is content to have
the Tith [tithe?] of Domicile; this will kill my opponent neighbours

Jany 8th since I wrote the above and about an hour ago I had the
very [---?] pleasure of receiving your own letter of the 20th of
November - it had the Deal post mark - I can not tell you how easy
and happy your return makes us all & truely [truly?] believe you
wou'd [would?] not have been half so well [---?] for we have had
this whole distance and Winter that carried moist and stormy weather
which affects you as well as myself - I think realy [really?] that
upon the whole you have had very good luck & had you set out one
fortnight sooner wou'd [would?] have had a thorough fine passage -
but tis [it is?] all very, I am glad to find (like what you mention
[---?] now) that you have had a kind of likilihood [likelihood?] of
your returning in Spring I only mean for your own means [?]
satisfaction, because you will find the thing so settled &
determined before you receive this I hope - Lady Blayney (who often
asks for you) told me last night that she saw [illegible] Mackey
[--?] arrived the ship's in a very shattered condition under [----?]
[-----?]th - I hope it is so for fear it can be [---?] put back that
they shou'd [should?] [----?] his lam[------?] & leave you in his
room, but that is not likely- I do suppose from your account of the
general [------?] of matters that you are not likely to have much
communication with the Town People but will be mostly with the
Military or those employed in the King's S[----?] -
however I am in hopes something will be done to make the minds of
People easy on that wide extended Continent on the reports that we
have here an [and?] that it will be so -
I hope you received the two letters I wrote since your departure -
one was wrote in October, the other in Novb - I put them with Dublin
post Office paying the postage - but this I will enclose to Mr
Myrick (as may be he might know of some speedier conveyance than the
New York pacquet [packet?] - I shall write to Chas [Charles?]
O'Hare, I am going to write to Le[?]ilh[--?] I shall desire him to
[--?]ment Dick Po[----?]ly with the account I give him - & I shall
make poor Jake Grattan as happy as a Prince by [--?] him on Tuesday
next, upon my word you have completely done for that young man & and
I hope he will behave so as he deserves it - Mrs Chambers who is to
dine here today will be rejoiced to have so good a report of her
nephew Bob - I shou'd [should?] have wrote at all events to Lord
M[---?]ington (who is still at D[--?]p[--?]) as he desired I shou'd
upon hearing from you, I will now to tell him that you wrote to him
& to know [----?] then he has received it, but I dare say that all
your letters by that ship have been as well taken care of as mine
___ your Bay horse is now partially well & and I hope I have him in
good order for you - you know I am no good rider in Town but I have
let no one else crop him except Robert the Coachman who is very
careful and that only to water - John Paul has not yet got into
place, but still remains in your home (but at no expense to you) and
as I supposed found it [illegible] for [illegible] he has been very
attentive and careful about every thing & has I dare say a very
thorough attachment to you 'tho [although?] his timidity got the
better of him when he shou'd have gone with you - poor Harry Gore
is very desirous to hear about you & I shall write to him next
Tuesday [--?] Elphin [?] as he begged I wou'd - Cunningham and his
wife keep wholly at the Park till he go's [goes?] to England in a
little time ; he has parted with his houses in Town and sold his
furniture by Auction for more than it cost him at first - Mrs Jones
ready to [---?] in no event of any a[-----?]ndency nature here
except that Phil [Philip?] Oliver ( former member for Kilme[--?]ook)
drowned himself in a fish pond in his garden & and left a letter
directing where he was to be found - tis said he had lost most of
his fortune [-----?]ik gaming - Brownlow just came in as I got your
letter & indeed expressed very good pleasure at it - he sends his
afft Compts [affectionate compliments?] - I hope now you are ashore
you will use exercise - Truely [truly?] did not expect you cou'd
[could?] have continued so long well by the use of that which
Douglas prepares - I shall long to hear what sort of climate you
are got into, I hope the Winter agrees with you - I think I shou'd
[should?] like it if it be never be so cold provided the air is dry
and clear - Mrs Pomeroy has had a most severe cold & been confined
with it, but it is now partly well over and your letter has given
her as well as the whole family down to George a fresh spring of
Spirits indeed the certainty (as far as any thing in this life is
certain) of our all meeting next Summer takes off all anxiety &
uncer[----?]p - Harold & Mary will mentioned by name, so will Mr
Sproul who has been here for his Hollydays [holidays?] but go's
[goes?] back to school tomorrow he has a short [illegible] - Mrs P.
sends her most Afft Compts [affectionate Compliments?] & [--?]
[--?] Dr [dear?] Jack ever yours
Art. [Arthur?] Pomeroy

I am realy [really?] very glad that Forknam [---?] out so well - my
Compts [Compliments?] to him & Bob Pakenham - I told his Aunt of
his welfare she will hear by that means - tell him with my Compts
[Compliments?] that he has a bad chance - his Brothers Wife
miscarried some time ago but her belly is up again - [illegible]