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Title: R. Campbell, U.S.A. to W. J. C. Allen, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCampbell, Robert/26
SenderCampbell, Robert
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAugusta, Georgia, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientCampbell Allen, William J.
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends, business
SourceD 1558/1/1/270: Papers of William John Campbell Allen Deposited by F. D. Campbell Allen.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9801328
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 12:01:98.
Word Count293
Augusta Ga [Georgia?] 12th December 1863

Wm. Jno. [William?] [John?] C.Allen Esq
Ulster Bank Belfast Ireland

My Dear Sir
I had great pleasure in
receiving in August in Habersham County your esteemed favour
of the 3d of July and one from your Uncle & Cousin James
& William Campbell on the 4th of July - I reached this place
from my summer residence on the 4th instant - At the usual
time in October and November last the Geo [Georgia?] R Road
[Railroad?] & Bg [Banking?] Co. declared a Divivend the 44th
of Ten Dollars p [per?] Share - and the Bank of Augusta Six
Dollars p [per?] share to threir Stockholders -
On the 7th instant I received three dividends on the following
Stocks in Confederate Treasury Notes, which indeed is the
only currency in use, except Charge Bills of the Bks [Banks?]
& other institutions expressly payable in those notes -

Wm. Jno. C. Allen 22 Shs [Shares?] GRR &B Co.
[Georgia Railroad & Banking Co.?] ea [each?] 10 = $220.00
James Campbell 17 Ditto $170.00
Wm. Campbell 8 Ditto $ 80.00

Bk.[Bank?] of Auga [Augusta?]
120 Shs [Shares?]$720.00. = $940.00
Ditto 100 Do $600.00 = $770.00
Ditto 42 Do $252.00. = $332.00
$1.572.00 $2.042.00

I have renewed the insurance to the 15th April on the 68
Bales of Cotton in the Aug [Augusta?] Ins [Insurance?] & Bg
[Banking?] Co. though the current sales of cotton are at about
80 cents p [per?] lb. Stlg [Sterling?] Exge [Exchange?] from
20c23 [20 to 23?] for one and Gold about the same. The
following are the prices whh [which?] I paid on the 4th inst.
for beginning housekeeping here Corn meal 5$ p [per?]
bushel oak wood 35$ a cord Coffee 10$ p [per?] lb. Tea 12$ p
[per?] lb. Sugar Brown 3$ p [per?] lb. Flour 70 $ Busl [Bushel?]
Salt 60 c [cents?] p [per?] lb. Sweet potatoes are 5$ p [per?]
Bushel - Pr [Price?] same im Mkt [Market?] Beef 1$ p [per?]
lb. in Market. Turkies [Turkeys?] 10$ each & upwards - I will
endeavour to send you a paper cuts [cuttings?] the Governors
Message to the General Assembly which will give you a better
idea of the situation of the State than anything I could write.
I thank you for your information about the McVea's for I have
recd [received?] no letters from themselves. Unless their
situation makes it necessary, you may stop the allowance to
but continue to Miss Carroll. Her Brothers and Sister are well,
& in an undisturbed & plentiful part of the State - All your
friends here are in usual health - Mr & Mrs Bones perhaps
rather better. Mrs Campbell sends very affectionate regards
to you and Mrs Allen - Make my kind regards to your Uncle
J. C. and family and believe me most Truly Yours
R. [Robert?] Campbell.

Wm. Jno. [William?] [John?] C. Allen Esq
Ulster Bank Belfast Ireland