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Title: R. Redmond, France, to W.Young, Co.Antrim.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileRedmond, Roland/36
SenderRedmond, Roland
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNice, France
DestinationCo. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientYoung, William
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipcousins, business
SourceD 1364/1/43: Presented by W.L.Young Esq. The Old Rectory, Drewsteignton, Exeter, Devon.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9510073
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 12:10:95.
Word Count757
TranscriptPoste Restante
Tuesday 4 Jany 1876

My dear Willy
If I had not written
John Young eight days ago in answer to
two letters from him I would not have
allowed so long a time to elapse between
this and my last note, when John Note
spoken of had not failed, but through you I
know they had before I wrote him

I have now to own yours of the 9th & 22nd
ulto:[ultimo] and Jane's card "a happy Xmas and
bright new year." which I most heartily reciprocate.
The involvements of your Belfast House
in the late failures are [many?] [I add?] and
most taxations and larger too, but how are you
to avoid them if you do any business? you
have fallen on, at your very beginning, probably
the very worst times that have can occurred
in the history of Belfast, and I sincerely trust
that the old [----?] will be fulfilled in your
case "a bad beginning has a good ending." If
you only lose the profits of the year by bad
debts you will get off in a coach.

Anybody, situated as you are could have been
been taken in by [Spotenof?]. However I have very
often heard the remark that a man's Banker
is not a place to get reliable information
of his values. In my notion it is not
a good reason to say we have "so much on hand"
and "[reside?] at such a distance" that we must
wait before [counting?] of the [mortation?] of one of our
Diktors to examine his affairs?! Promptness in
everything and one should never be afraid
or ashamed to ask questions of a party desiring
credit. In New York there is not a moment's
[resolution?] on the subject. It is a sad reflection on
human nature, that one is almost bound to mis trust
one's fellow man. I hope your next letter may
give me some more cheering news. It would be
a good thing if some would buy the "good will" of
[Spottenof?] for œ20,000 to œ25,000.

I doubt very much the correctness of what you
write as to the "York Street" Custom house suit
I cannot believe that a Parent house can invoice
goods to its branch house in N.York 8% less
than it sells to its American Customers, why
the difference in duty would nowadays be a fair
profit. Depend on it if it be so [Render?] [wile?]
Keep the fact to himself-and if it really be so
you can easily make [Mr.R.&Son?] a branch [AO?]
I should think. I have had a letter from [Roly?]
but there is one of 19th Nov. yet missing, no
improvement yet, and from what I hear from
invoices here, from all parts of the states, everthing
is very dull and real estate from a third to a half
down and little doing, and they don't appear to be
very hopeful of the immediate future, I hear that
the number of Americans due this winter is not
more than half of that which it usually is, and
that the Champaign [Champagne?] Corks hardly fly at all.
If people would only quit [failing?] the letters
passing between us would if not very cheery be free
from gloom.

as I wrote John Y. you are "[severely?] paying your
"footing in Belfast" but I trust and believe that
you will triumph in the end. hoorah for the Mill. Don't
be caught, if you can, with [dear?] flax and yarn
when the turn down comes.
I am sorry to tell you that I am in the [laughing?]
linen got cold somehow-the weather is quite fine
warm in the daytime but right cold after the
sun goes down & it is next to impossible to keep
ones room warm with the nasty wit wood one has to
make fires of- The [Hoyts?] are still here and
likewise a huge anglo-american family with which
I am well acquainted besides ther are some others
that I exchange a chat with. I write with my window
open and the sun is pouring in. One right good thing
I am and you are and the children Keep well, and
I see from what you write that they have gone for
a spin to Culmore and that your mother and Annie
are entertaining a big [X mas?] Circle.

I hope soon to hear from you again and that your
news may continue good of the family and better
of business. Mr [Stort?] not here yet. With love to Jane
and the little ones- very faithfully yours
Rowland Redmond
W Young