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Title: R. Campbell, U.S.A. to W. J. C. Allen, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCampbell, Robert/1
SenderCampbell, Robert
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAugusta, Georgia, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientCampbell Allen, William J.
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends, business
SourceD 1558/1/1/344: Papers of William John Campbell Allen Deposited by F. D. Campbell Allen.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9801300
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 12:01:98.
Word Count691
TranscriptAugusta 20th Jany. 1868
W. J. C. Allen. Esq.
Ulster Bank Belfast Ireland

My Dear Friend
It is a long time since
I have had the pleasure of a letter from you, and still
longer since I have written, though I have still the same
kind regard and friendship for you and interest in your
welfare, a whim correspondence was more convenient and
agreeable. I begin to be weary of writing, even to my
best friends.
I have this day mailed a Bank Check to J & J Stewart
& Co. N. York [New York?] for Six Hundred Dollars 600$
to be transmitted to you to put in funds for those payments
which you have heretofore so kindly managed on my behalf.
to Miss Carroll 30œ p An [per Annum?] - and the remainder
equally to the two Miss McWhinneys my Nieces - I by no
means desire you to overstep the funds you may have in hand,
for naturally my lease of life (at 81 April 16th) cannot
be long, and I know the trouble and delay of realising
debts from Estates - Miss Hannah Longstreet has afforded
me and Mrs Campbell a great (sic) by handing us the
photographs Daguerotypes [Daguerreotypes?] of yourself
and Mrs. Allen. On his arrival we found our friend Mr
Bones much improved both in body & spirits, but I am truly
sorry to say that he is laid up and has been for nearly a
week by an outbreak on one of his legs, which promises
to give him a long confinement. Miss Longstreet and Miss
Sarah J. Brown are both quite well. I can say the same of
Mrs Emma Sibley, who has now four children or five, &
[----?] as you would expect to see in Belfast.
Mr Jno. Davison who is still my near neighbour, is
quite well, as are Mr. Wm. Bryson and his daughter, & child,
all living together. Mr. H. C. Bryson, I hope you frequently
hear from. His family appear quite well. Mrs Nichols
has moved into the City, with her grandchildren, their parents
being dead (Mr & Mrs Savage) and keep a respectable
boarding house in the upper part of Broad Street. Mrs Jno.
Moore is quite well, & has Mr W. A. Walton, Lawyer who married
her daughter Elizabeth, and their children living with
her - Her son Henry Moore, who you may recollect married a
daughter of Dr. Poullein of Greenboro' lives in the Hill
and though still in the hardware business, is a joint
editor of the 'Chronicle & Sentinel' a daily Paper - I think
Chas. I. Jenkins was a prominent young lawyer when you were
here. Before the war he was a prominent Unionist, but
during it, took office as one of the three Supreme Judges
of the Ceded States and by his decisions, upheld some of its
questionable acts: under Pd [President?] Johnsons auspices
in reconstruction he became Governor - when Congress & the
President quarrelled, he took sides with the latter and
carried the business before the Sup Ct [Supreme Court?]
of the US where it was ousted for want of jurisdiction -
He has been very recently been suspended by the U.S. Genl
[General?] Commanding the District & a military man, or
rather I should say a Genl [General?] in the U.S. Army
put in his place. Various reasons are given for this removal,
but I think the true one is that the Union men who now
wish to reconstruct the State under the Laws of Congress
may have a person at the head of the State who they know
will use his powers to assist them in place of embarrassing
them when they came with their new State Constitution
before the people of the State for adoption - in which
struggle they expect to meet all the efforts of the
Confederate party. Thomas and Robert Clarke are doing
a respectable business in Atlanta and I think are doing
well. Perhaps I may have before mentioned that Thomas
has a family there - When I last heard our old friend
Rev. Thos. [Thomas?] Smyth was still preaching in Charleston.
Wishing you long life and much happiness I am ever
Most Truly Yours
R. [Robert?] Campbell