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Title: R. Campbell, U.S.A. to W. J. C. Allen, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCampbell, Robert/30
SenderCampbell, Robert
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAugusta, Georgia, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientCampbell Allen, William J.
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends, business
SourceD 1558/1/1/230: Papers of William John Campbell Allen Deposited by F. D. Campbell Allen.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9801321
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 12:01:98.
Word Count412
TranscriptWm. [William?] Jno. [John?] C.Allen
Faunoran, Greenisland
Belfast. Ireland Augusta 20 January 1861

My Dear Sir I had this pleasure last on the 22 ult.
principally in my own affair or rather in those of my relatives,
the M'Vea's in your neighbourhood, in which you are kind
enough to take an interest on my account. I have no change to
make in the advice then given, that I think it best for the
interest & health of the young woman (for I have ceased to
consider that of yr [your?] young men,) seeing they are
negligent of it themselves, that the farm should be sold.
I now enclose the 2d [second part?] of the Bill, of Bill of
Exchange $3816 Sava. [Savannah?] 5/17 Jany [January?] inst.
of Andrew Low & Co. upon Issac Low & Co. of Liverpool payable
in London at 60 Dst [Discount?] for œ106.2.8. in your favour,
which please receive and pass to my credit. Cost 2% Prm
[Premium?] This with the balance already at my credit with
you makes œ135.11.8. It is not likely that I shall add anything
to this fund until about this time next year. My allowance
to the Carrolls for that time will be œ62.10/0 the balance of
œ73.1.8 as the last season has been unpropitious and the present
winter a very severe one, may be applied towards Miss McVea's
necessities. She will of course pay first the rent tax and
servants wages &c.
I have been latterly sending you the Newspapers of this place
to show our progreess in Revolutionary matters. You will see
by those accompanying this that Georgia has resolved to
accompany So. Ca. [South Carolina?] in seceding from the United States;
the vote in convention was 165 to 130. [-?] You would be
surprised at the views and expectations of those who have
advocated this measure. They say "Cotton is King." England
cannot exist without our Cotton. They expect to levy the
present duties on imports & [-ff?] [tho--es?] should collect the duties
by a vessel of war off the Port. The Navy of England will
interfere in our behalf - In support of this they quote
assurances of Lord Lyon's. So far the Revolution is bloodless;
but one cannot thank So [South?] Carolina for that, as she
caused a Steam Boat with U. [United?] States troops intended to
reinforce fort Stanton, in the Charleston Harbour, to be fired
into and turned back. I will continue to send you such papers as will
keep you informed of the progress of this movement.
Most Truly Yours
R. [Robert?] Campbell