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Title: R. Shackleton, Ballitore, to T. Greer, Dungannon
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileShackleton, Richard/68
SenderShackleton, Richard
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBallitore, Co. Kildare, Ireland
DestinationDungannon, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientGreer, Thomas
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD1044/520: Presented by The Late Captain U.McG.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office Belfast
Doc. No.9501013
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT/JW, 21:12:1994.
Word Count246
TranscriptTo: Thomas Greer,

From: Richard Shackleton,

12/21 Dear Friend, Ballitore 21/12 mo [month?]
1777 1777


By his letter of 16th inst. [instant?]
Samuel Neale informs me that Thomas Corbyn writes
him that the Visit to London is planned to take
place, 22/2 mo [month?] next, & to end with their
[Q?]rly [quartley?] meeting in the 3rd month, the
Visitors Isaac [S?]harpless, George Boone, Wm
[William?] Rathbone, Henry Wilkins & Robert Walker.
Thomas seems however willing there should be more
if the way open & desires that those, Sam Neale,
Thomas Wily & I should be informed thereof, that
we may feel whether Love draws strong enough to
unite in this service. Samuel has laid it on me
to give thee this intimation he does not say
whether he is in spirit that way or not. So look
at it with thy best intention.
By accounts it looks as if many of our
Friends in America were in a very distressed
situation. As Jo [Joseph?] Jacob Corresponds
with your house,'tis likely he may have informed
ofseveral of them having been banished by the
Congress to Virginia, Israel, John and James
Pemberton among the rest. Divers of the & soldiers
among Burgoyne's troops who surrendered by
capitulation arrived at Cork the publik [public?]
papers inform of particulars. On the whole, the
Prospect is gloomy, & no sign of humiliation or
repentence among the people which might avert
the Divine displeasure.
My Wife, Sister & Children join in dear
love to thee & thy family with,
thy affectionate friend
Richd [Richard?] Shackleton