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Title: Rowland Redmond, New York, to William Young, Cullybackey, Co. Antrim.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileRedmond, Roland/19
SenderRedmond, Roland
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNYC, USA
DestinationCo. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientYoung, William
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipcousins, business
SourceD 1364/1/27: Presented by W.L Young Esq., The Old Rectory, Drewsteignton, Exeter, Devon.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9410506
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 24:10:1994.
Word Count573
TranscriptNew York 9 Augt (August?) 1870

My dear Willy,
You will have seen
that we arrived on Tuesday the 2nd
past: we reached the dock at 3 p.m
a quiet run - only drawback a
good deal of fog and that horrible
fog from [downsing?] -
William and family very well
but they have all a keen remembrance
of Mrs Richmond. The [blank?]
to me at Hillside, when I entered the
house the day after my arrival, was
most awful - William is well
but I can see that he mourns for
his great loss, the family the
boys as well as the girls keep him
up as well as they can, Mary has charge
of the house and everything
appertaining thereto and manages -
with much ease and cleverness - so
everything goes on as usual -
Roly is hard at work and is as steady
as a rock although he has not made
a cent since he has been in business
but he seems to be full of courage and
hopes - he was mortally disappointed
that I could not dive into the details
of the business he began immoderately
to catechise me and seemed [upset?]
with my want of knowledge - I referred
to him to Wm.[aleer?] - and you may
depend he will " put him through his
[frengs?] " on arrival.
The weather has been so exclusively
hot, [Thu?] go to 93 since my arrival
that I have not been much about -
I judge however that the Americans
think they cannot be hurt by the
war - most likely benefitted, and they
are all in the [gun thing?] as to how
they may be able to make money out of it.
Their sympathies are entirely on the side
of Prussia on account of the invasion
of Mexico by Nap. during their own
war - We have accounts of the defeat
of Mc. Mahon & Froissart - The look of
things at the moment is very adverse to
France and there are not a few who think
the war will be over in a week by the
utter defeat of the whole French army.
I confess I do not agree with this opinion.
I look for other and bloody battles before
peace be [just ride?] - Compare the enclosed
prices with those I gave you about 4th
June Last - I have engaged quarters
for Mm. [Alenquon?] at the house where
I am living and he will either hear from or
see me on board the [Scotia?] when he arrives
depending of course on hour of arrival if
he sees me - [money?] a [thing?] at 4-5%
a call 16 to 7 at 60 days - when you
ask gold for interest or principal of
debts all corporations of many kinds tell
you to go to [Soweto?] or somewhere else
and offer you [gumbacks?] or a three
years expensive lawsuit - I guess one
had better take the dirty paper.
I suppose Jane and the small people
are fully installed at Portmuck and
that you have a season ticket - though
I believe little Mary is quite well. I hardly
think she has yet joined you at the
seaside. I trust you & they are all
first rate & with love to Jane, & each
of the young ones. I am always
Very faithfully yours
Rowland Redmond
Tell friend John Young that I received
his note, registered, of 23rd on board of
the Russia on 24th ult: Thanks -