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Title: Wm. Smith, Philadelphia, to Jonathan Smith, County Antrim
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmith, William/17
SenderSmith, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
DestinationCo. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientSmith, Jonathan
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD1828/1: Presented by James Steele, The Whins, Mosside, Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9501025
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT/JW, 04:01:1995.
Word Count474
TranscriptTo: Mr Jonathan Smith
Derwick [Dervock?]
Country Antrim
Per favour
of Mr Campbell

From: Philada [Philadelphia?] Nov[embe?]r 19 1832
Dear Brother I took up my pen to Let you
know that I am in Good health at presen[t?] thanks
to the Giver of all Good hoping that this may
find you in the same state Cammell MCurdy [Campbell McCurdy?]
Called in my store this afternoon and told my
young man that he was going in the morning
and if I would write he would Give it your
hand so I commenced having only a few minets [minutes?]
to Do it and to carry it 2 miles I have nothing
Particular to say as I wrote you 2 months ago
and my wife wrote her Grandmother in [torn]
the [torn] packet one month since the [torn]
is he [torn]y at present the colera [cholera?] has passed
over with taking about 2000 to their Long
home and in new york it took four thousa[nd?]
it is verry [very?] bad in newyorleans [New Orleans?] 200 per
Day is Dying of yellow fever & Colera [Cholera?]. James
Montgomery has Left here and gon[e?] to mobile 4 weeks
ago I have not heard from him since Wm [William?] Young
& fife [wife?] has ar[r?]ived & are at Alexer [Alexander?]
Scotts the[y?] are all well Brother Robert & family are all
Before I Conclude I will Let you know
what 2 Damnable rogues John Ewing & John MCannon [McCannon?]
is after me paying part of MCannon [McCannon's]
passage Ewing Bought of every person goods
that would give them to him and among the
rest $83..63 from me and made a pretended Sal[e?]
to MCannon [McCannon?] of all the goods he had in Store
after he put one thousand Dollars in his
pocket and then made applycation [application?] for the
benefit of th[e?] insolvent Law & I opposed then and
told MCannon [McCannon?] he ought to have told me before
he bought him out and asked him where
he got the money so he told me it was not
my buisness [business?] that he had Stole it I told
him that I would put them both ever from
keeping Shop in this City and So I have
I proved that it was not a bonefied [bona fide?] Sale
and the[y?] Sore [Swore?] all the Lies & hotly along with
then that the[y?] could invent but the[y?] had
Both to run away or Stand their triel [trial?] for
fraud & Pergury [Perjury?] MCannon [McCannon?] is Married to
a boben [bobbin?] winder. I have got the[i?]r Security for
my momey [money?] Alexr [Alexander?] Diamond I ad[d?] nor
more give my Love to all Friends Mrs Smith gains [joins?] me
in her Love to you all I remain your Wm [William?] Smith
Excuse the Scrawl in my hurry I turned
ove[r?] the paper [w?]rong I remain your affectionate
Brother Wm [William?] Smith
Dear father and mother i take in
James Smith [?]