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Title: R. Campbell, U.S.A. to W. J. C. Allen, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCampbell, Robert/8
SenderCampbell, Robert
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAugusta, Georgia, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientCampbell Allen, William J.
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends, business
SourceD 1558/1/1/347: Papers of William John Campbell Allen Deposited by F. D. Campbell Allen.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9801299
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 12:01:98.
Word Count560
TranscriptAugusta 30th April 1868

My Dear Friend
I was regularly favoured with your letter
of the 8th February, and would some time ago have
endeavoured to acknowledge it, but for the desire of
complying with the very gratifying wish expressed by
Mrs Allen to have Mrs Campbells photograph.
I have been confined almost all the time since
January with a disease in the right foot and leg and
erysipelas of the hand, so that it is only within the
last few days that I have been able to accompany her
to the gallery, or exhibit a face smooth enough to be
represented - and it might be well said, that it is yet
very far from being smooth.
The photographs of yourself, Mrs Allen and your three
children came quite safely and we thank you very much for
them. We hear through Miss Longstreet what a blessing
these children are to you, and we pray that they may
long continue so.
I add a photograph taken from a portrait of my wife
when she was about twenty six years of age, to show how
much reason she has now for thinking, as Mrs Allen does
sometimes, that she is another person - Both Mr Bones and
Miss Longstreet have been complaining in the last few days.
Mrs Moore continues quite well - as does our neighbours
Mrs Wm. [William?] Bryson & family and Mr Jno [John?]
Davison. H. C. Brysons family I believe are all well, but
I have not seen them for some time. I hope you received
the pamphlet copy, of the new State Constitution that I
sent you a short time ago - It is [--------?] I believe,
that the people have adopted it, and that Bishop, the
candidate in favour of seeing its provisions being carried
out, has been elected. The probability is that the President,
will be laid aside by impeachment, in which case, things
will go on much more smoothly in the Confederate States:
tho' the spirit of Rebellion is still very rife, especially
among those, who were not in the field in the late war.
I think you will recollect seeing our late Genl [General?]
Chas I. Jenkins, when you were here just entering the legal
profession, a contemporary of Geo. Schley. He is now
considered in a kind of banishment, absenting himself from
the State, and it is said, fearing a criminal prosecution
for having as temporary Governor, with the assistance of the
State Treasurer, transferred about [40,--?] $ of State funds
to New York, so as to put it out of the Military commander of
the State. No one charges him or thinks he did it for any
personal interest. He opposed cecession [secession?] very
warmly and ably; but took a Judgeship on the Supreme Bench of
the Confederacy and made some by no means creditable decisions
for the upholding of Military measures of the Davis
Government, and has since, opposed by all his efforts the
reconstruction measures of Congress.
May 2nd Since writing the foregoing I have seen Mr Bones
and Miss Longstreet - The former is much better, and the latter
moving about as usual.
Mrs Campbell requests me to repeat how much she was
gratified at seeing Mrs Allens letter with the photographs
and that she will write Mrs Allen in a few days.
Believe me very Truly your friend
R. [Robert?] Campbell