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Title: W. Weir, Liverpool, to Mrs S. Weir, c/o J. Weir, Stewartstown, Co.Tyrone.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, William (1)/63
SenderWeir, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationshop assistant for a cloth merchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginLiverpool, England
DestinationStewartstown, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientWeir, Sarah
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD 1140/16: Presented by J.B. & R.H. Twigg, Solicitors, Cookstown, Co.Tyrone.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9505143
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 22:05:1995.
Word Count770
Transcript[Postmarked] DUBLIN

[In Circle] JA [January?] 29, 99 [1799?]

To: Mrs Saragh [Sarah?] Wier
Care of Jno [John?] Wier Mercht [Merchant?]

Liverpool Januy [January?] 23d 1799

My Dear Mother
Your esteem'd Letter of the 9th Ult [Ultimo?] came safe to
hand - am glad to perceive The Muslin, which was purchas'd by Ellen,
hopes the other will be no loss to John, The Goods were forwarded by the
Shamrock on Monday, expects you will have them for Wednesday eight
days market their detention here so long was matter of great
uneasiness to me, but it was impossible to avoid it. James has
written to Hugh Smith, about Lyle's business, also to Lyle to himself,
you'll by this time have heard of his attempting to do something
in the Brokery ways, it occasions no expense & perhaps by the
interest of his Friends in Ireland, he might make something of it.
hopes John will not neglect to apply to his Friends in that Line
it is almost unecessary for me to mention both James & Ellens,
great kindness to me & I believe if they have a fault, it is
that of being too generous, Ellen desires me to inform you that
a piece of Hung beeff [beef?], a small cask of Eggs, would be
extremely acceptable (as what we brought over with us is run out).
Am astonished to think that Silas has so large a salary in America
& tho [though?] I was of opinion that he would recross the Atlantic
yet from the manner, he writes, am now led to, think, he will
remain where he is, am of opinion, that was it not for the danger,
he is in of his Health, that it would be much more for his interest
to stop there, I was yesterday offer'd œ100 Sterg [Sterling?] per
Annum to go out as Clerk to the West Indies, by the Captain
of a West Indiaman, with my passage free to (& in case I did not
like it) home again, perhaps I could not do better than [?],
with him, The place I am in is as good an one, as I could
expect, For I believe the [there?] are only two Wollen Drapers
shops in Liverpool that allow salarys [salaries?] to young Men,
as it is morte benefit to take apprentices For five years I get
50 or 100 Gues [Guineas?] Fee with them thou [though?] I think
if I did remain here for some time, I might get into a Counting
House, but as I had no acquaintances, no [nor?] any recommendations
to Gentlemen in Town, it is of course difficult to obtain,
a place agreeable to ones mind - It is quite unusual to get
anything washed, where I stop all is wash at Ellens. would be
the better of a few more Shirts. With respect to purchasing
the Teppit, thinks it would not be adviseable for you to get one
now as the season is far advanc'd, However if you think of
having it write what sort you'd prefer. The Tea Men,
shall have a look out for it, but at present has got no money.
The Bed & pillows which you mentioned to have forwarded has not
come to hand - Ellen has Sent by McGlroy 4 Check Aprons for you,
they are made up She expected to have receiv'd letters from
Mary Ann, before this & is greatly disappointed that none has made
their appearance.
Have written to Mr Smith lately in which I mention'd that the
Linens were arriv'd have now to add that James has made enquires at
several places and has found no customer for them yet. but
intends calling at several more he has all the trouble of it
owing to my close confinement in the shop; The Vessel which
brought them - had a large cargo of Linens for this Town, and at
any rate it would perhaps be as well, to forward them, if that
is the case shall pack them in a Box & ship them in the first
Vessel for Philadelphia -
Have received by the Public prints melancholy accounts of a
recommencement of Disturbances in Ireland hopes it has not
reach'd you
O that merciful & ov[?]ting Providence may preserve
[property?] Safely from all the Dangers which seem to threaten
that Illfat[?]ntry. & bring you & them finally to that place
of eternal happyness [happiness?] & Rest
Remember to My G Father Jno [John?] MA [Mary Ann?] [?] Smith
& My other Friends & acquaintences &-
Am Dear Mother
Your very affectionate Son
Willm [William?] Wier

NB If you could send me a Hat
am in need of one - In return for
Templetons he requests you will just
send him what you please