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Title: William Campbell Allen, New York, to "My Dear Sisters", Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCampbell Allen, William John/117
SenderCampbell Allen, William J.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbusinessman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew York, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD/1558/1/2/38: Presented by F. D. Campbell Allen Esq, London Road, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, England.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9805131
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 08:05:98.
Word Count199
TranscriptDecember 17th 1838
My Dear Sisters,
I have nothing to write, but Bella
says I must write something merely to show that I
remember you, and in obedience to her command, I have
taken up my pen merely to inform you that this day the
thermometer is only 20 degrees lower than it was
yesterday. We are therefore not exactly panting for
breath. I am deeply involved in accounts; and although
the work threatens to be tedious, I have every reason to
hope it will be satisfactory. I have a lecture in store
for John about not getting the (Poor Law) chaplaincy ;
he might as well have had a slice off the great loaf
when the division was taking place ,as anybody else.
We are looking anxiously for letters: we have not yet
heard of the arrival of the Steamer Liverpool although
was hear New York dates to the 13th Inst. that is 24 days
after her proposed time of leaving Liverpool. I am desirous
of hearing something of my mother, but I must restrain my
impatience :- Give my kindest regards to all our friends,
and less formerly, accept the love
of your Brother in law
W. J. Campbell Allen.