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Title: Hamilton Young, New York, to "Dear Matty", Ireland.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileYoung, Hamilton/45
SenderYoung, Hamilton
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationgoods trader
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew York, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientYoung, Martha
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD 729/22: Presented by Miss Duffin, Mount Pleasant, Stranmillis, Belfast.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9604023
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 04:04:96.
Word Count396
TranscriptDear Matty New York 1 August 1787
Annexed you have Copy of my last
& the 21 past I recd [received?] yours 29th May the letter came
to me of the 26 Decr [December?] by post from Philad
[Philadelphia?] but by [Lyne?] [house?] [post?] in there
I cant [can not?] [Course?] for it came by no pacquet. The
support of the Clergy is [pretty?] equally distrusted here,
not so with you. I hope your next will advise me of Mr
Sadlers returning & what the people with you have
determined on. Mr Isaac has not wrote me, I wonder
he has not seen you in [attic?] [rest?] of my letter.
Its best if you give a trifle more to have a good Bailif
[bailiff?] I hope by the time this gets to hand you have been
able to make the remittance you mention I think
you right to take a ride to Cottown taking one
of the Girls with you or one of our Cousins
& on your return Molly & Bill could spend
a little time there, a little exercise on
Horseback will do you good, I cant [can not?] think
of any purchase untill [until?] I come to Ireland
I have by this pacquet wrote Mrs
Bourden Challet & Bourden in London
to remit you or Mr Norris Five Hundred
pounds Sterling which together with what is
in his hands will pay of [off?] Mrs Clark my
reason for desiring them to remit is the
[Exa?] is better than your drawing another œ500
British may in that case yield œ545 Irish
& am in hopes with the œ100 you mention to send
him he will have sufficient for the remr [remainder?]
however shoud [should?] it fall short I have desired
them to send you œ20 or œ30 Ster [sterling?] so that
I may not be disapointed [disappointed?] in having
that affair Settled upon my letters geting [getting?]
to hand. I expected Mr Norris had just the
money in his hands in the Irish funds but it
seems he has not. [Jump?] young for the moneys
due me here, but with little success hitherto
I have fair promises With love to our
Sisters & Comp [Compliments?] to all friends I am
&c write the Gentlemen in London & Mr
Norris on receipt hereof Mr Isaac will direct
you in taking the proper discharge.
HY [Hamilton Young?] pacquet Belfast
D McMeaken