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Title: John Robertson, Saint John, to Henry Gore Booth, [?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileRobertson, John/26
SenderRobertson, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationship captain?
Sender Religionunknown
OriginSt. John, N.Brunswick, Canada
DestinationCo. Sligo, Ireland
RecipientGore Booth, Henry
Recipient Gendermale
SourceBritish Parliamentary Papers, 1849, X1, (122), pp 122-123.
ArchiveThe Main Library, The Queen's University of Belfast
Doc. No.9804811
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 30:04:98.
Word Count163
TranscriptAppendix to Minutes of Evidence Before Select Committee

Appendix X

Henry Gore Booth Esq.

Dear Sir, Saint John, 29th June 1847
I had this pleasure 12th Inst., and I am not in receipt
of any of your favors since. I have little to Add at
present beyond this that Capt. Discoll [Driscoll?] will
be loaded on the 1st Inst. and will get away about
Saturday, he will explain to you himself how he got on
with his passengers. They are a difficult people to manage
for their own good. Those that went to Frederickton I
learn are all employed. The rest are dispersing about
some of [them?] doing well, others who will not take
advice are suffering for their folly. There is plenty
of labour for them if they would only take reasonable
wages. There are many of the other ships still in
quarantine a great number of the people dying and great
distress among them. Your Ship got off wonderfully well,
I wish all may be as fortunate with the others if they
bring passengers.
Waiting your Advices by next Mail,
I remain,
Dear Sir,
Yours Truly,