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Title: A. Campbell, U.S.A. to W. J. Campbell Allen, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCampbell, A/2
SenderCampbell, A.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbusinessman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAugusta, Georgia, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientCampbell Allen, William J.
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 1558/1/1/18: Papers of William John Campbell Allen, Deposited by the late F. D. Campbell Allen.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9708169
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 29:08:97.
Word Count538
Transcriptvia New York
& Liverpool Paid No.175

Augusta Feb 6
Ga [Georgia?]
[despatch datestamp?]

William Jn. C. Allen
8 Wellington Place

1847 [arrival?]
1847 [arrival?][datestamp?]

near Augusta 6 Feby 1847
Wm. Jno. C. Allen Esq.,
8 Wellington Place Belfast Ireland

My Dear Sir
I recd [received?] on the
31st ult [ultimo?] your favour of the 30th December last
p [per?] Hibernia covering Mrs Carroll's receipt for
œ21.2.6- requesting one hundred and fifty dollars to
be forwarded to Mrs M. A. Blair on account of your Uncle
James Campbell - and desiring my assistance in the execution
of an order for Indian Corn & [Heming?] which your cousins
Wm & Jno Campbell had sent to Ms [Messrs.?] D. Corbitt of
Savannah. I thank you for your kindness in relation to
the funds for my relatives - on the 1 st Inst. I forwarded
to Mrs Mary Ann Blair a Bank Draft on Columbus for $150
which I have charged to James Campbell, and which must
bear interest until May next, as I had remitted all the funds
of his in my hands in the last Bill of Exchange sent to
you for œ325.13.0 = $1516.25 Omn the same day the 1st
Inst. I recd [received?] information from Ms [Messrs.?] D.
Corbitt that the price of Indian Corn was so high that
the order mentioned above could not be executed: Had it
been otherwise I would on your request have taken great
pleasure in making such arrangements as would have given
the necessary credit to M [Messrs.?] Corbitt's Bills.
Altho. this order fails of execution, I have no doubt,
but that the accounts by Hibernia will cause very large
quantities of Corn & other Provisions to be exported
from this Country to Ireland; and by all the accounts I see
that they are greatly needed. Mrs Campbell desires me
while writing to you to say that she has received Mrs
Allen's letter respecting the prevailing distress and that
she has taken the liberty of placing it in my hands, with
the hope of producing among the Gentlemen a more efficient
impression than she had hoped to make upon the Ladies -
I trust myself that something will be done by both & am
pleased to see that both have entrusted themselves in the
subject in Belfast. I send this letter to New York with the
hope of its being on time for a new steam Packet said to be
expected there by the last accounts and will write you again
by the Boston steam Packet of the first proxo [proximo?].
By the Hibernia I has a letter from Miss Black mentioning
that the arrangement which I had supposed probable, would
not be suitable for her Father. I would prefer therefore,
that the $200 included for her in the Bill of Exchange for
œ325.13.0 (if still in your hands) should, except œ5 for
Miss Black be handed over to Mrs McVea to assist her
family in these hard times.
There has lately been, and there still is a good deal
of Augusta Banking & Rail Road Stocks in the Market. That
of the Bank of Augusta sells for 89 -90 $ p [per?] share,
but would not be so high if the Bank itself was not a buyer
- Insurance 80-85 $ - Geo [Georgia?] Rail Road 77-80$ -
The business of the city is said to be better this winter
than it has been for the last four or five.
Believe me most truly yours
[A?] Campbell