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Title: H. C. Bryson, U.S.A. to W. J. C. Allen, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBryson, Harper C/17
SenderBryson, Harper C.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbusinessman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAugusta, Georgia, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientCampbell Allen, William J,
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipcousins, business
SourceD 1558/1/1/335: Papers of William John Campbell Allen Deposited by F. D. Campbell Allen.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9801295
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 12:01:98.
Word Count273
Transcriptansd [answered?] 3.8.67 [3 August 1867?]

Augusta Geo [Georgia?] 20 July 1867

My Dear Wm. John
I had this pleasure on the 16th last
enclosing First of Exchange on Robt. Lockhart & Dempster
of Liverpool. on demand for Two Hundred and Eighty
eight pounds thirteen shillings sterling. Enclose you
now second of same time and date. I have been quite
disappointed at not receiving Sales of my Cotton in Liverpool
I directed them sold some time ago. but up to the present
time have only been advised of a small portion of the lot
being disposed of. I look for the Sales daily. I had about
One Hundred Bales yet to go forward. which I hope to
get off this month. and as I do not wish to bring any of
the proceeds to this country I would be glad. you would be
on the look out for some safe investment. as I before stated
to you that under our present rulers. I do not consider there
is any security for property . at least in this portion of the
so called Republic. I will not attempt a description of the
Government under which we are living. as you doubtless are well
well (sic) informed. suffice it to say that it is the worst
of all. a military Despot is in. and is destined to continue
so for many years to come. our City continues remarkably
healthy. and the Crops of Cotton and corn never looked
better. what a blessing it is to be an impoverished and
suffering people. had the crops failed this year. our
sufferings would have been greater than that of Ireland
in 1847. Hoping to hear from you soon I remain
Yours Very Truly
Harper C. Bryson