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Title: J.Wilson, New York, to T.Greer, Dungannon
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWilson, Joseph/18
SenderWilson, Joseph
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationruns a copper business
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNYC, USA
DestinationDungannon, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientGreer, Thomas
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD1044/404: Presented by The Late Captain U. McG.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office Belfast
Doc. No.9501012
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 21:12:1994.
Word Count291
TranscriptTo: Thomas Greer

From: Joseph Wilson
New York

Dear Uncle New York December 19th 1774

I hope you will forgive me for not writing
to you before this as I had nothing particular to
Inform you of. I now take the oppertunity
[opportunity?] of the Bearer James Neill to let you
know I have begun the Copper business in Willmington
a town about 28 miles from Philadelphia & 5 from
Newcastle I have so farr [far?] met with pirty
[pretty?] good Encouragement for particulars I
Refer you to the Bearer as he was at Willmington
since I set up business there I sold my Pewteres
Tools in Philadelphia for [œ?] 156 Pennsylvania
Currency 56 of which I have Recd [received?] and
has got good security for the Remainder, the
Pewter business is very much on the decline
here as well as in Europe they Import all the
Plates & dishes from England and had not the
Non Importation taken place here I do not think
I would [would?] ever have got near the value for
my molds [moulds?]. I hope in the course of next
Summer to be able to send home some good accts
[accounts?] John Morton & the rest of them my
friends in Philadelphia thought it the most
advisable method for me to set up in Willmington
it is recond [reckoned?] one of the plesantests
[pleasantest?] situations in America and in the
senter [centre?] of Well Inhabited Country, I
would be very glad to hear from my friends in
Ireland as I have no acct [account?] from
any of them since I left them, I Remain with
love to my Aunt and Cousins Dear uncle Your
Most Sincere and
P.S. Affect [Affectionate?] Nephew
if you favour me with a Joseph Wilson
[torn] please to send to Care
of John Morton e