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Title: Nellie Robb to David Bryson.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileRobb, Nelly/31
SenderRobb (n.Bryson), Nelly
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBallysalagh, Co. Down, N.Ireland
DestinationNew York, USA
RecipientBryson, David
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 1454/3/1-12: Copied By Permission of Dr J.C.Robb Esq, M.B.E. M.D. M.C.H., 21Cambourne Pk., Belfast. #TYPE EMG Frank Robb, Australia, Also Alexander Robb, Nicola Lake, British Columbia, to the Robb Family, Dundonald and Ballysallagh, 3rd November 1805 to
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.8816078
Partial Date
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Log12:10:1989 LT created 07:06:1990 IH input 07:06:19
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Mr David Bryson
Currier [courier?] No. 48 Frankfort
New york

Ballysalagh [Ballylsallagh?] March 22 1806

My Dear Brother I am set Down in Dans name to thank you for the very
handsome present you were so kind as to send us and to tell you that it is
arrived safe and in good order. I expected from the change in men and
measure in the British Government to have it in my power in this letter
to congratulate you on the liberty of returning to your native country had
you been so disposed report indeed says that it is actually agreed to but
there is yet no official account of it the state prisoners however in
Dublin are liberated without any security of any kind and I think there is
every reason to hope the other measure will follow and tho [though?]
perhaps for the present this may be no object to you it will undoubtedly
be extremely welcome to many of our exiled country men Lord Londonderry
and his [Melities?] are I believe at present nearly as much out of power
as the Brysons were three weeks after the Rebellion with the death of Mr
Bett and the consequent change of Administration you are I think better
acquainted than I am it is said that before the present Ministry took thier
[their?] places they came under a promise not to press the catholick
[Catholic?] question our last paper however informs us that there has been
a Meeting of the catholics to review thier [their?] petition but not
agreeing as to the move of it they resloved to adjourn for a month this
Business may perhaps miss our present sunshine in the land - the same
papers also informed us that the American seamen are imediately
[immediately?] to be discharged from our Navy so that I think all
apprehensions of a war is at an end - - -
My Mother was here one this week and was fully determined to apply to
Lady Hillsborough for Protections for my father and you and a discharge for
Andw [Andrew?] and I think every thing considered there is every
probabilty that she will succeed the very great en[m?]ity between the
houses of Hillsborough and Londonderry I look upon as one step towards it
it has always been my opinion that in such a case my Father would come
home and I would be glad to know your mind on the subject an many respects
Nt ards [Newtownards?] is I think by no means a proper place for him to
live in and no part of the land is out of lease for a considerable time
to come so that some other mode must be struck out but I only waste paper
on a subject which perhaps only origanates [originates?] in my own
[Brain?] in my last to Eliza informed her of a proposal [?] [to?]
Wm [William?] gray for renewing his Lease neither my [?] nor Dan being
very well pleased with it they agreed to tell him that they had received a
letter from America forbiding [forbiddiong?] them to renew any more Leases
I must therefore beg of my father to coroberate [corroborate?] this when
he writes - when you write to Andw [Andrew?] tell him that I will write
him by the next vessel but at present it is out of my mean time you will be
kind enough to give my compliments to my father Eliza and him and believe
me to be your Affectionate sister Nelly Robb