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Title: William Redmond, Charleston to James Young, Ballymena
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileRedmond, William/82
SenderRedmond, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbusinessman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCharleston, S. Carolina
DestinationCo. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientYoung, James
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 1364/I/2: Presented by W.L. Young Esq., The Old Rectory, Drewsteignton, Exeter, Devon.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9011040
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by C.R., 02:12:1993.
Word Count516
TranscriptTo: James Young esqre [esquire?]
Messrs J. & R. Young

via Liverpool

Charleston 11th July 1827

My Dear James
I yesterday had the pleasure of
receiving your letter of 13th May which imparted the
gratifying intelligence of a little stranger having been
introduced to this "little world of ours" who will confer
upon me the endearing appelation [appellation?] of Uncle. - I was
truly happy to hear that my Dear Mary was "as well as
could be expected" to use a common phrase amongst
professional ladies, & trust soon to hear that she is
again able to visit her Friends. I believe, though
farthest, perhaps, away. I am not the least rejoiced
of the relatives on this occasion, & hope yet to have an
opportunity of teaching the Young Getn [gentleman?] some amiable
tricks. I am now "on the wing" for a more
northern region, & hope to leave here for New York on
the 15th Currt [Current?]. The Drilling will not sell
at present & I think of leaving it over until the
next season when I hope to get clear of it without
submiting [submitting?] to the enormous loss I would be compelled
to do was I to effect sales at present. For the
description of Goods suitable the ensuing season I
refer you to my letter of 9th Ult., advising you to
be guided by the advice given on former occasions by
Maywood Patterson & Co [Company?] on this subject, they having
had much experience in the Trade. It would
be very desirable if you could get some of your
Friends to send me the description of Goods you are
not in the habit of exporting such as Yarns, Diaper
& Sheeting in order that I may have an assortment
on reciept of which I will, if required, at all times
advance nearly the Sterling cost. I was told
by a retailer this morning to whom I had sold
some of your goods that he had had several
peices [pieces?] returned after they were sold & opened, the
purchaser objecting to them on accountt [account?] of the
Fabric being too thin. You must guard against
this, as my success in making sales depends

solely upon being able to establish a good name
for your goods.
The season so far has
been very healthy but we have for the last ten
days had a succession of heavy rains, & as this
generally produces sickness I am determined
to be off as soon as possible. I hope to return
early in October if the place is healthy but any
goods you may send to arrive before I reach will
be duly attended to by Mr Edmund Laffau with
whom I leave a power of attorney.
Cotton shipments have done well from here
this season particularly Sea Island, & my Friends
are all well pleased with what I have done for
Upland is now worth 8 1/2 @ 10 1/2d
to Liverpool 1/2 @ 5/8d Exchange on London
9 per cent [p?] - Nothing doing in Linens.
Stock of Cotton very light about 8000 Bags.
I am My Dear James
Ever Your Sincere Friend
William Redmond
James Young Esqre [Esquire?]