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Title: Roland Redmond, N.Y., [U.S.A?], to "Cousin Willie" [Co Antrim]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileRedmond, Roland/7
SenderRedmond, Roland
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNYC, USA
DestinationCo. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientYoung, William
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipcousins, business
SourceD1364/I/63: Presented by W.L. Young Esq., The Old Rectory, Drewsteignton, Exeter, Devon.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9407147
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 02:06:1994.
Word Count464
TranscriptNew York 16th Feby 78

My dear Cousin Willie
I have not heard
from you since I wrote you on
the 19th of Dec. Mr Pillob
wrote me last month saying
that he had rented the Florida
plantation again for $125 and
enclosed tax receipts. I handed
is [his?] letter and receipts over to Mr
Duer and wrote Mr Pillob to pay
Miss king & Duer the balance
of the rest in his hands. He had
$57.64 but did not say anything
about sending it on. Mr Inglis
writes that the [f---s?] buildings, etc
are much out of repair the house
needing a new roof and some of the
the sides have decayed. This
would look like having to build a
new house. He thinks under
the circumstances the property
is fairly rented at $125.
I should not suppose that
it would be worth while to
spend any thing on it.
The Bread St bonds as you probabaly
know from Mr Duer are hard
to get rid of, in fact I don't
know what to do with Sam's.
The Zinc Co is doing about
the same. I have had no
figures from them lately. Nothing
new about the [Sayler?] suit.
The situation in the East
is decidedly grave, but from the
price of consuls the Briish public
don't seem to anticipate war.
The silver bill passed the
senate at 5 o clock this morning
There is a slim chance of the
President's veto (which all concede
is to come) being sustained.
The outlook is far from flattering.
If the silver bill becomes the law
it will be the worst blow ever dealt
american credit.
I had a charming note
from your mother the other
day giving me the latest
news of you all.
Goold has not been very well
of late, having a return of the
dyspepsia. On Monday last
he went to New Orleans arriving
on Thursday morning. He
will visit several plantations
in Louisiana and then
go to Florida probably staying
away until April. Mr [Sol---y-?]
an intimate friend goes with
him and as they will get a
great deal of shooting, and get
rid of our unpleasant March
weather, it will be a good trip
for them.
All the rest of the fanily are
quite well.
My aunt Mrs Siars goes today
in the Republic to Europe
with her daughter Emily & son
Harry. Her eldest son David is
in the East some where, on his
way around the world, and
Winfield Heyt goes with her to
look after the party. No wonder
you call us a nation of travellers.
I enclose your a/c currents
for the six months & also Sam's.
I thought that I had forwarded
them before. Excuse the oversight.
With much love to you all believe
me afftly [Affectionately?] yours
Roland Redmond
Wn Young Esq