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Title: Rowland Redmond, to John Young, Ballymena.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileRedmond, Roland/33
SenderRedmond, Roland
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
DestinationCo. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientYoung, John
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD1364/1/12: Presented by W L Young Esq, The Old Rectory, Drewsteignton, Exeter, Devon.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N Ireland.
Doc. No.9401015
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 22:02:1994.
Word Count812
TranscriptAdelphi Hotel 2 Nov 1857

My Dear John

In due course I received
your very kind letter ot the 25th Ulto:
the letter of Williams which you
stated to be enclosed was
not in.
I shall always remember
the nobel and bold incourage
ment [encouragement?] which you gave me to
carry out my ideas and buy
a place, but I am afraid
and instead of returning to
Ireland I have decided to go
to New York and intend to
Embark on board the Atlantic
on the 11th inst: you may not
delermoning [?] me to cross again
the wide Atlantic.
The ten days which remain
to me here may afford some light
on things on this side which I may
be able to turn to account in
I may likely wish to draw on
you when in New York for the small
amount at my acoit [account?] with H. R. Y.
I'll likely want to sport [?] a little
on the stock exchange
and I am thinking that some
good may be done in Cotton &
as I hope to be in America I shall
try my hand - if things look
favorable [favourable?].
Your interest is faithfully watched
in New York but [?] is useless for me
to offer you my services, but if you
think I can help in any shape or way
let me know - command me.
If you had a safe hand I should
like to get the package of securities
which I left with you, I might possibly
want them. If you send them be so
good as to take a specific note of
them each.
I am thinking you might make a
trip over here to look at things on
this side the channel, not say look at
my big self [?].
The accounts by the Niagaras I fully
expected would have shown an cadur [?]
state of things, they are not worde [?]
certainly but there is but very very
little improvement and more
specie [especially?] may be sent out with the
hope of buying cheap [?] Exchange
I should be sorry to try it, yet
contrary to expectation it is said some
£200000 left on Saturday
not be surfulied [surprised?] at this.
If I remained on this side I should
scarcely be a free agent, and if I
bought a place at all I might under
misgivings, purchase one less to
my taste than I should have
done unovr [?] my notions of two
months ago. Even Tho [though?] with the
exception of $8000, I have every
confidence that in the end my
securities will be worth cost.
I forsee that I can do nothing
in New York but hold on which
you will say I can do as well
here. Yet I feel that it will be
a great relief to William who has
plenty to think of his own when I
reach the other side to think of
my concerns, and this letter is
perhaps the chief consideration.
I am convinced that things must
improve in America, the great thing
is to organise means to send forward
the immense crops in that country
and this must be done, the stuff
cant remain with the growers &
I hope to learn by the next packet
than [that?] an organization has been made
& fallen in to. The great point now
is will the people who have failed
determine to do what they ought to
do, s [so?] if they do, all will in the end
come out with but moderate losses.
If they dont then the account will
be bad. The present crops in the
states should put them well on their
legs again. I am disposed to look on
the bright side.
From all I hear the failure of the
Armgh [Armagh?] Bank will be a bad
one. Stock a million, all gone
& a big call besides on the [--------?]
this is the latest im-------?, yet at
the same time I think nothing [----?]
has yet leaked out.
There is a feeling of uncertainty &
apprehension [?] here, yet every one
argues that England is sound at
the bottom.
Browns say that they expected
the "Adriatic" shortly I discounted the
idea of her being seized for
debt in New York, I dont believe
a word of it, that is I have no choice
that she is in the hands of the
Sabina looked uncommonly well
also the baby and mother and
are in good spirits they left for
London on Tuesday last and I
have heard that they arrived all
well. Show this letter to Willy [?] I am
too lazy to write him just now to answer
his note of 22nd Ulto;.
Paisait [Present?] my best respects to W
Young and also your boy, the
handsomest in Ireland. Have you
had his picture taken yet,
Ever your Sincere friend
Rowland Redmond

John Young Esq
Galgorm Castle