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Title: W. Campbell Allen, New York to Rosa Drummond, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCampbell Allen, William John/115
SenderCampbell Allen, William J.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbusinessman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew York, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientDrummond, Rosa
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD1558/1/2/37: Presented by the late F.D. Campbell Allen Esq., 15 London Road, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9803628
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 27:03:98.
Word Count402
TranscriptNew York November 25th 1838.

Dear Rosa,
Here we are still, although I expected to be
a good way on in my Southern journey before this time.
Most likely however on the anniversary of the day on
which you wrote "You must be content to be &c" we
shall have left this City, and our next epistle will
be on date from another place. If you sent any letter
(as we hope you did) by the packet of the 25th they
have gone on South. She had an awful and utterly
quick passage; so as to falsify my reckoning as to the
access of letters by her. She took every one here by
surprise. - Do not for a moment conceive that I
shall be at all annoyed if your attention in
[----------?] should make me of little importance you
could not gratify me more than by making my mother
go out as often as weather will permit, and I hope
from the way you have begun, that this will be the
most agreeable winter the old lady will have spent
for a good many years. - We were so dissatisfied
with the way in which the honeymoon closed (Bella
being very sick & confined to her berth) that we
agreed to take a new lease of it, and I trust we are
likely to make it a lease renewable for ever, as
we are now in the midst of the third honeymoon &
neither of us is inclined to give up the enjoyment.
- I long for a letter from John, but I suppose he
has no leisure especially as his united labours are
about commencing again, but I am eager to know what
is going on about the Institution. If Mr Lanner has
not forgotten the way to W. [Wellington?] Place
i.e. if he ever pays you a visit, I wish you would
give him to instruction that I propose shortly
honoring him with a portion of my correspondence,
and that I consider him negligent in not having yet
written to me; although I am duly grateful for the
papers he sent me. - Give my love to all communicated
by Bella and tell William that he has my hearty wishes
for success in his suit provided it be in the quarter
I thought it ought to be & believe me to be Dearest
Rosa, Your truly affectionate brother W.[William?]
J. [John?] Campbell Allen.