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Title: Roland Redmond, New York, to [W.Young?], [Co.Antrim?].
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileRedmond, Roland/20(4)
SenderRedmond, Roland
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNYC, USA
DestinationCo. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientYoung, William
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipcousins, business
SourceD 1364/I/42: Presented by W. L. Young Esq., The Old Rectory, Drewsteignton, Exeter, Devon.
ArchivePublic Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9011084
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by B.W. 19:01:1993
Word Count505
TranscriptNew York May 14th
'75 [1875?]

Dear Cousin Willie
I have yours of
the 1st. The Belfast trade always
seems to be a close one but here
we find good selling at a loss
and in white Linens holders seem
anywas [anyway?] to sell at the loss.
Ewings talk about your [----?]
"kill traders " of course is nonsense &
we know that his house on several
occasions have taken orders far
below prices you were willing to
sell at. R.C. & Co's [Company's?] [----?] linens was
one of the worst cases, as the
price was 3/8ths under yours on the
10 [yards?]. They did not gain much
as Woodward gave you the preference [?] when
when [sic] -
the Ewings advanced their prices
later on. I believe you average a
better price all round on your Holls [Hollands?]
than the Ewings do.
Mr. Backer saw some of
Hupeden & Runge's [?] white linens at
the [app------?] stores this morning
The 19 [yards?] & 20 [yards?] were invoiced at
12 + 1/2 & 16, less 2 + 1/2 % and he reports
that they faulty, being rough and
full of holes. So your supposition
about there being cast goods is
probably correct. It is too bad
about you having so many goods
damaged. Your notion about
cutting out the poor spot and
selling the linens in lengths to
suit the length of the cutting
tables, at reduced prices is very good and
and [sic]
will find out the lengths of the
tables of our principal customers
and let you know. They
vary greatly, running all the
way from 10 to 60 yards. which
is all the better for you.

The Zinc Power of atty. [?] seems
Did you notice lately in the
Belfast papers a mention of a
large sale of white linens to a N.Y. [New York?]
house ? The buyer was a Troy [?]
manufacturer, Herrmann who
bought from us at the end of the
French war, 29 boxes. He would
not tell us the name of the owners
but said that part of the goods
were here & part in Belfast, in all
37 boxes & that he called the
offer & that it was accepted. He mentioned
some of the prices viz. 40 & 44 cents
Currency for 17 & 18 [yards?] and 23 &
24 + 1/2 for 11 by 12 & 12 by 13 Power looms
He stated that there were about
250 webs each of 17 @ 19 [yards?] and
that the goods are excellent. I
should like to know whose goods
they were. He said the sale was
noticed in a Belfast paper.
We hear that dress linens
have been selling poorly in the
last fortnight. All other brown
goods, such as [-----?], Mantle [------?]
& old yellow shades of Mantle
linens are selling very low the
two latter at from 9 @ 12 + 1/2 cts. [cents?]
in the auction rooms.
Cousin Rowland looks very
well. With love to you believe
me Your afft [affectionate?] cousin
Roland Redmond.