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Title: R. Campbell, U.S.A. to W. J. C. Allen, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCampbell, Robert/5
SenderCampbell, Robert
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAugusta, Georgia, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientCampbell Allen, William J.
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends, business
SourceD 1558/1/1/381: Papers of William John Campbell Allen Deposited by F. D. Campbell Allen.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9802479
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 09:02:98.
Word Count428
TranscriptAugusta 17th April 1869
W. J. C. Allen Esq
Ulster Bank Belfast

My Dear Sir
Since acknowledging on the
30th ult. your letter of the 20th February, a sale at
public outcry has been made, of the residue of effects
of the Bank of Augusta; and a few days ago, I forwarded
to you a N. paper [Newspaper?] containing the advertisement
with the result of the sale.
A word of explanation for finding among the effects of the
Bank of Augusta, such securities and and to such amounts
as appear in that list; tho' less necessary to you, than
to most other persons not in this country, it may still
be desirable.
On 1st June 1861 its permanent investments, which had
been the same for years previous, were $347,100
viz Real Estate 17,600
Geo [Georgia?]
Railroad Stock 200,000
Bank of Montgomery 99,000
Telegraph Co. Stock 500
Banking House 30,000
Discounted Bills & Notes &c 511,333.12

During the continuance of the war, over four years, all
the individual debts due the Bank were paid, or very nearly
all - in the currency then existing (the Confederate) which
the Bank was denied the right of refusing - In looking
out for the investment of this currency, those which were
recently found on hand, were taken on the best that offered
at the time - and it was hoped they would be of such value
at the end of the war, as would save the Bank at the best loss
-Notwithstanding all these investments, the Bank found
itself in possession of a large amount in the currency of the
It is supposed that after appropriating the proceeds of the
recent sale, there will still be a deficiency of about 20% -
Our friend Mr. Bones continues in his usual health which
is that of feebleness - Miss Longstreet was unwell for several
days, but was able to go out yesterday. Mr. Jno. Davison
& Mrs. Bryson are well - her little Grd Daughter
has the measles - Mr. Bryson & family I believe are well.
He is too close a business man for me to see him often.
We are now busy preparing to leave next Wednesday for
Clarksville hoping to return in November, if not in
improved, at least without its being much impaired -
My wife desired me to send her affectionate regards
to Mrs Allen. I am much gratified always at receiving
your letters, but confess that writing is irksome to me
and therefore cannot promise equal returns -
Please present my regards to your cousin Wm. [William?]
Campbell and his sister, and believe me ever Truly Yours
R. [Robert?] Campbell