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Title: John Robertson, St John's, N.B. to Henry Gore Booth, [?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileRobertson, John/27
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
ArchiveThe Main Library, The Queen's University of Belfastb
Doc. No.9805004
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 30:04:98.
Word Count359
TranscriptAppendix to Minutes of Evidence Before Select Committee

Appendix X

Henry Gore Booth Esq. Caledonia Str.[Street?]

Dear Sir, Saint John, July 14th 1847
I duly received your esteemed favor of the 15th Ult. and notice
that the "Yeoman" and "Lady Sale" are both coming here for your
two Cargoes of Timber the former with Passengers and I wish for
your sake as well as my own that she might bring some other Cargo.
I will however do the best in my power for them poor Creatures
on their arrival. It is however very difficult to manage with
them they are utterly ignorant of the work here and unless
they take less wages than those accustomed to the work they are
not employed. I tried, myself & got others to give work to many
of "AEolus" people, but there is no satisfying them with wages,
those that have gone in the Country are all well employed. The
"AEolus" left here on the 3rd Inst. with a fine time-- and hope
she will have a quick passage. I paid Mrs. Driscoll's œ7
agreeable to his Capt. Driscolls order and will continue to do
so monthly until I have your instructions to the contrary. I
will hurry Mr. Payne with the work altho at present he has a
good deal to do. Messrs. Owens & Duncan are building for
themselves, but not as successors to Mr. Payne-- who still
continues the Shipbuilding. Wages are high here for Carpenters
at present and must continue so for some time to come untill
[until?] winter, at any rate; next year I think they will be
lower. You may rely upon every attention to your Cargoes; I
have no fear of my shipments, comparing with any house here,
I will avoid staves except a few to Block & wedge the Cargo.
The monies required I will pay with pleasure and every despatch
shall be given; their Cargoes will be all ready for them indeed
they are so now, and I wish they were here to take it on board,
It is of importance to get them away by the 1st September to save
their Deck Loads, as well as to save premium of Insurance.
I enclose you dup.[duplicate?] of my last and copies of all the
Meantime I remain,
Dear Sirs,
Yours Truly,