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Title: Extract: From [?] to William Drennan, Edinburgh.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
DestinationEdinburgh, Scotland
RecipientDrennan, William
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 765/1/9: Obtained From Mrs. Duffin, Summerhill, Mount Pleasant, Belfast. #TYPE LET The Drennan Letters, 1776 - 1819: Extract of Letter From [?] to William Drennan, Edinburgh (no date).
ArchivePublic Record Office Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9002032
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
Log22:02:1990 JM created 12:06:1991 GC input 03:07:19
Word Count185
Transcriptjoined the Provincials - young Bristow who was with Genl. [General?]
Borgoine [Burgoyne?] & lost his all writes to his Brother here that he had
heard of his old friend Pierce & that he was then a Major of Brigade there
was a Mr. Sarrell here some years ago, a spirited little fellow who
married Nancy Smith of Waterford they went to live at Philadelpha
[Philadelphia?] where a Sister Mrs. Smith took with her married, her
husband joined the Kings troops, Sarrell the Provincials he commanded
at Red Bank where 600 have lost his life at Mudd Island, in my opinion
the horrors of this barbarous war is only just now begining [beginning?]
we have a saying of his M--s [Majesty's?] here (how true I cannot tell)
that he wd. [would?] go to Hannover [Hanover] before he wd.[would?]
give up the American War, of two great Evils we may wish for the least.
I have not the least doubt but Jimmy Kennedys letter wd.[would?]
show that he possesss [possesses?] a good head & kind heart, he
spoke to me a good while ago upon