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Title: Hamilton Young, New York, to Martha Young, [Ireland?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileYoung, Hamilton/30
SenderYoung, Hamilton
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationgoods trader
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew York, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientYoung, Martha
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD 729/20: Presented by Miss Duffin, Mount Duffin, Mount Pleasant, Stranmillis, Belfast, [Ireland?].
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9601197
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 18:01:96.
Word Count862
TranscriptDear Matty New York, 6 September
Since writing you the 2 August I remain without
hearing from you the July pacquet [packet?] arrived four days
ago, from the indifferent State of Health Mother was in,
makes me very uneasy, however. I hope for the best, as I now
here [hear?] there was a Brig to leave Belfast early in July for
this Place, imagine you have wrote by her, still a few lines by
the pacquet [packet?] woud [would?] have been agreeable. Have
not been able to get the money yet, such is the times here. I am
[pressing?] it all I can, also my other Debts, I shall be
obliged to you & send with the [Diaper?], a piece of 5/4
Shirting at 2/3 Irish yard, if the first is sent, send this
by first opportunity its for one of the same People. Dont
disappoint me. I hope you have sent the piece of fine Linen
by the Brig In hope of soon hearing from you, I am with love
to our Mothers sisters &c.

Dear Matty New York, 4th October, 1786
Above is copy of what I wrote you the past [Sept?].
I wrote you a few lines by same pacquet [packet?] the Mo [Month?]
of the arrival of the Nancy Parker, you have pleased my friend Mr
Walton much. I am now to [own] receipt of your favours 24th & 26th
June & 23 July the later with the Melancholy account of the Death
of our aged Parent whose Soul I hope is in Peace. Its some comfort
to me that she was the later part of her years easy with regard to
support, and as to attention never did three Children pay more
to Mother & [I] [am?] [infindly?] obliged to every friend who
assisted you on the occasion Did she make no mention of me
before she died, as to a will I was pretty certain she woud [would?]
not make one, & you know my sentiments with respect to the
[effects?] at her disposal. I thought she had been older, whatever
you wish to have done during my absence be [commenced?][----?] & request
you may not restrict yourselves in what is proper & necessary, for depend
& you should want while I have it you had best see Mr Joace &
inquire of him what is proper to be done. I flatter myself there
can be no difficulty between my sisters & me in any Settlement
he thinks right, I suppose your letter by the September pacquet
[packet?] will be more full on that subject also how affairs
are. The salmon is very good, but they were wrong about cutting off
the [Fats?] [parts?], & as sufficiently seasons [seasoned?]. The piece
of Linen is a very good one, youl [you will?] find the June & July
pacquets [packets?] arrived in England the same day which prevented you
hearing from me so long. The Report you heard was not true. I
have some [Mint?] ready & bespoke some fine apples & flowers to
send you & propose a bag of Cranberrys. [Cranberries?]
With respect to the Settlement of the late Company affairs
every thing has been doing that is possible & those that are
either wrote or applyd [applied?] to, but with very little
effort indeed, and they [the?] people they owe to are often applying
for payment & at last have been threatened with a [suit?] &
shall be obliged to pay. Whereas if I see the people that owe, they
can pay in Certificates which woud [would?] yield 4/- in the pound by
a Law of this State, which is expected to be repeated the next
session. Youl [you will?] observe when the gentlemen with you
sent out Mr [Sadler?] they instructed him to compel me to pay
whatever sum was coming to them & also interest, in a very Coarse
manner, tho they know they owed me money before I had this
knowledge of their recovering the following sums & which
Col.[Colonel?] Waddell impowered them to do on his part
without my knowledge.
Messrs [Rawlinson?] & Chorley œ618.0.5/4
" Allen Marlow & Co. œ123.7.6
" Perrington & Briggs œ210.2.8
" Thomas & Ashbourne œ383.9.8 œ1335.0.3 Sterling
These sums were originally intended towards the payment of the
company Debts, as soon as I and have got the Acco [Accounts?] from
the parties, but they must have stopd [stopped?] them coming, by the
receipt of the money unknowing to me, and when threatened
with [a suit?] & which money shall have to pay, behold when
I applyd [applied?] to their agent he says he has no power to
pay any money on their Accnt [Account?]. tho he is fully
Satisfied of what I mention. Don't you think that this is
extraordinary usage in short is similar to all their conduct,
however I hope I shall have a proper remedy against them, tho
[although?] it puts me to much inconvenience at present. I
endeavour to help myself as quick as possible, but their conduct
to me would provoke a saint. In hope of soon hearing from you
again, I am with
love to you & sisters.
Dear Matty
Your ever affectionate Brother
Hamilton Young.