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Title: Thomas Wright, Bucks County to Thomas Greer, Dungannon
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWright, Thomas/7
SenderWright, Thomas
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationlinen merchant
Sender ReligionQuaker
OriginBucks Co., Penn., USA
DestinationDungannon, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientGreer, Thomas
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipbusiness, friends
SourceD1044/373: Deposited by the Late Captain U. McG. Greer
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9503179
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 23:03:1995.
Word Count568
TranscriptTo Thomas Greer
Pennsylvania Bucks
County Plumsted June ye [the?] 26th
Repected Friend Thomas Greer
We sailed from Carlingford Bay ye [the?] 29th day of April
and Cast Anchor at New Castle ye [the ?] 12th of June, without
any thing remarkable only lost one Man, that fell over Board I
arriv'd at home in a few days, where I found, my Wife and Children
well in health, and every thing to my great Satisfaction, my
Wife had been in the most Distressing Condition, at the first
Acct [Account?] of the Vessel being lost, but when she recd
[received?] my letters they gave her great Comfort, Dear friends
when I did inform her of thy great kindness and other friends showed,
and the great Acknowledgements recd [received?] by you
all, makes friends account you a distinguished people for Humanity
and Generosity, which I have reason never to forget; Friend Thomas
poor honest Caster is admirable well pleased with his Removal; he
came to Philadelphia and as I expect, has happened very well, meeting
with a friend she hired him for a year, for 15 and has the privilege
to attend week day meetings, he lives about 30 miles from the city
and 58 miles from me, I should have been very glad to
have had him near me, but I believe, he is engaged with a very
honest Woman, of the name of Hervey [Harvey?] in Wilmington, I hope
Caster will do me the Justice as to inform thee, I did use him and
all others with the most kindness, I did dispose of my servants to great
Advantage, and all to their Satisfaction I have had the
most wonderful good fortune, after such great Difficulties and
I have reason to Rejoice in kind providence in sending me among
kind friends
Friend Thomas I believe it will be in my Power to Correspond
with thee in the Linen Trade by way of remittances, I propose to
send thee a Bill, for flaxseed next Winter, and will export Linen
for the same, if it was in my power at present I would send you a
Bill now; though Linen is at a very low rate at
present, I delivered thy letter to Jno [John?] Morton, and I believe
thy Linen is not sold yet; Elias Dawson is about marrying a very young
girl who lives next door to him, I understand she is a young woman
of Considerable fortune; thy nephew Benjamin Greer desired me at
our parting to inform him by letter whether I could encourage him
to come to this Country; and I believe with thy approbation I might
venture, to think he or any young man may have ten Chances
to one to make a fortune here, than in Ireland, and as he, can do
any sort of work, or Employment he has a Better Chance, I should be
very glad to see thee or
any of thy Kindred, and what I could do should not be wanting
I shall Conclude, with my love and wife's to thee and thy wife &
Family, and all
kind friends, and remain all your Assured friend and ever Welwisher [well
wisher?] while I am
Thomas Wright
I should be much obliged to thee for a few lines at the first
opportunity to let
me know how thee and thy agreeable Family are in health please
direct to Thomas
Wright in Plumsted Bucks County to the Care of Jno [John?] Morton