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Title: Harper C. Bryson, U.S.A. to W. J. C. Allen, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBryson, Harper C/19
SenderBryson, Harper C.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbusinessman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAugusta, Georgia, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientCampbell Allen, William J,
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipcousins, business
SourceD 1558/1/1/336: Papers of William John Campbell Allen Deposited by F. D. Campbell Allen.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9801296
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 12:01:98.
Word Count306
TranscriptAugusta 23 August 1867

My Dear Wm. [William?] John
Yours of the 3rd Inst. is received. and have
again to trouble you with the Frist of Exchange payable in
London on Robert Lockhart & Dempster of Liverpool at sight
for Four Hundred and four pounds seventeen shillings and
five pence Sterling. which you will be kind enough to
collect and place to my credit. the second I shall forward
in a few days. it will not do to invest capital at the rate of
interest they allow in your town. there can be but little
demand for money. when the rate is so low. why here I have
loaned out small amounts at 2«% per month which were promptly
paid. the National Bank. the only one we have with a Capital
of half a million of Dollars charges 1« [%?] per month and
declares a dividend of Ten per ct [percent?] per annum. at
least it has done since it was established some two or three
years ago. I have a small lot of Cotton in the hands of
Brown Shipley & Co which I have instructed them to sell.
so soon as I receive Sale shall draw for proceeds in your
favour. and it being the last lot I shall shop this season.
shall then advise you how I wish the amount in your hands
disposed of. We had an unusually wet summer. quite too much
so for the Cotton crop. planters complain that they have
suffered considerably in consequence. the cotton will be
very late coming to market my letter will be received at this
point before the first of Octr [October?] I had a letter
from our friend Mr Campbell. he and Mrs C. are enjoying
themselves in Habersham County. your friends in this place
are in good health. the City generally was remained healthy
so far
Very Truly Your Cousin
Harper C. Bryson