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Title: R. Campbell, U.S.A. to W. J. C. Allen, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCampbell, Robert/33
SenderCampbell, Robert
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAugusta, Georgia, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientCampbell Allen, William J.
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends, business
SourceD 1558/1/1/247: Papers of William John Campbell Allen Deposited by F.D.Campbell Allen.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9801322
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 12:01:98.
Word Count432
TranscriptWm. Jno. [William?] [John?] C. Allen Esq
Faunoran Greenisland Belfast Ireland
Augusta December 8 1862

My Dear Sir
I embrace the oppy [opportunity?]
afforded by a friend, interested in a vessel expected to
avoid the Blockade, to send you a few lines - This is the
third attempt since the commencement of this war. As I have
since had no intelligence from you, I know not whether any have
reached your hands. I will therefore reiterate so far as
touching your interests here and those of your uncle and
cousin Jas. & Wm. Campbell.
I have received the following Dividends viz:
From Bank of Augusta of 18 Nov 1861
W. J. C. Allen $420.00
Jas [James?] Campbell $350.00
Wm [William?] Campbell 147.00.
From Geo [Georgia?] Rail Road
& Bg [Banking?] Co. W.J.C.A. $77.00
J.C. 59.50
W.C. 28.00 $164.50
Ditto W.J.C.A. $110.00
J.C. 85.00
W.C. 40.00 $235.00

From Bank of Augusta of 19 May 1862
W. C. Allen $480.00
J. Campbell $400.00
Wm. Campbell 168.00 $1048.00
These Dividends have been invested for the above parties viz:
Jany 16 1862 26 Bales Upland Cotton $1048.24
May 23d 1862 14 Do Do Do 650.60
May 27 1862 11 Do Do Do 600.13
These Cottons are stored in Harper C Brysons
Warehouse and $65.63
Insured as the property of the above "Natives and Residents
of Ireland and subjects of Queen Victoria" May 29 1862

Since that date say in Oct last he Geo [Georgia?] R Road
[Railroad?] & Bg [Banking?] Co declared a Dividend No.42 of
Six 6 Dollars p [per?] share - and on the 17th November ult
the Bank of Augusta declared a Dividend of Four 4 Dollars
p [per?] share - These I have not yet received but as soon
as an oppy [opportunity?] occurs of investing them in Cotton
presents itself, I will draw them and make the investment
- I deem it unnecessary to give you reasons for doing so.
Since your letter of Feb 9 1861 I have none of your favours
- nor anything from my niece Miss McVea. I trust to
your kindness to befriend her, until the state of the country
shall enable me to renumerate you - as well as for necessary
advances to Lucinda Carroll. Her sister Grace is with us &
in bad health - Her brothers are well - Mrs Campbell who
thank God is in very good health, joins me in kind regards
to yourself and Mrs Allen. My own health, until I came down
about three weeks ago, was very good, but I have since been
ailing, now however on the mend. My respectful regards to
your uncle James Campbell and family.
Most Truly Yours
R. [Robert?] Campbell