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Title: W. J. A. [Alexander?], London to James Moty, Quebec
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileAlexander, William J/28
SenderAlexander, William J.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationsolicitor
Sender Religionunknown
OriginLondon, England
DestinationQuebec, Canada
RecipientMoty, James
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 2433/B/20/29: Deposited by the Trustees of the Caledon Estate.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9601096
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 05:01:96.
Word Count396
Transcript 22 St.James Place
8th Jan.1858
Your letter of Nov.[November?] 28 last was, an unduly
long time in reaching me in consequence
of its not being my specific address in
London. Mr.G.Smyly is at present
residing in France, & I have reason to
know that your letter addressed to his
Dublin residence, has not yet been
forwarded to him. I have however
made him acquainted with the
contents of your letter to me, & the present
reply is to be [considered?] as [emanating?]
from us both. In the first place we
try to state that any application whatever
on the subject of your letters to the Countess
of C. [Caledon?] and be altogether [useless?]. Her
Ladyship is not the [Executrix?] of her late
husband. She has nothing whatever to do
with his pecuniary liabilities, or with the
settlement of his affairs, & she has no funds
from which such liabilities, if there be any,
can be satisfied - any application therefore
to her Ladyship and [be?] entirely fruitless, but
a common wish Geo [George?] Smyly & myself
she is quite aware of the existence
of the children to whom your letter
refers - we have [next?] to state that
the most careful search among the
Late Earls papers fails to discover
any correspondence with you on the
subject of your letter to me, or indeed
upon any other;& as you send 2 copies
of letters addressed by his Lordship to you
one dated 5 April 1845 & the other
dated February 2 1846, the last more than
[---------?] to his death we have divided
our attention particularly to Ld. [Lord?] Caledons
papers of those 2 periods, with very little
success. You are of course aware
that Exors [Executors?] duties are of a very strict
nature, & that a very rigid supervision
is [exercised?] over them by the Court of
Clemency in this country. It is quite clear
that [that?] court wd [would?] never sanction our
payment of a claim made under the
circumstances & at the distance of time
stated in your letter, & are upset therefore
that our duty compels us to decline
acceding to the request which it
contains - we have not decided it [stained]
to refer to one of the officers or other
gentlemen alluded to by you, as
your description of yourself as a
Barrister at the Canadian Bar
abundantly establishes your respectability
& position.
I remain
(signed) W.J.A.)
James Moty Esq [Esquire?]
19 Esplanade