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Title: Harper C. Bryson, U.S.A. to W. J. C. Allen, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBryson, Harper C/23
SenderBryson, Harper C.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbusinessman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAugusta, Georgia, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientCampbell Allen, William J,
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipcousins, business
SourceD 1558/1/1/338: Papers of William John Campbell Allen Deposited by F. D. Campbell Allen.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9801298
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 12:01:98.
Word Count245
Transcriptansd [Answered?] 30 Nov 67 [1867?]

Augusta 12 Nov 1867

My Dear Wm. John
Your favours up to 28 Sept have
been duly received. and would now advise you that
I have this day drawn on you at sight payable in
London in favour of Branch Sons & Co. of this place
for Six hundred and forty three pounds Sterling which
you will please honor [honour?] I am collecting all
my funds which I intend to invest in Cotton should it
reach a point which I would consider perfectly safe.
say from 12« to 14 c [cents?] United States [----?]
included. and from the signs of the times I expect to
do so in a very few months. to day I sold good Middlings
at 16 c [cents?] and look for it to go down to 15 in
the course of a few days. we have no Capital here. and
planters are compelled to send their Cotton to market
and sell at such prices as they can obtain. to say
the least the people of the South are in a deplorable
condition and regret that I did not leave it at the
termination of the late war. our mutual friends and
families, John Bones and Robert Campbell have returned
and all look in good health, I wish I could spend a
summer in Europe. it might help to lengthen out my days.
but it is very doubtful if I shall ever be able to do
so. your Bank Statement I handed to Mr. C.
Yours Very Truly
Harper C. Bryson