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Title: R. Campbell, U.S.A. to W. J. C. Allen, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCampbell, Robert/33(2)
SenderCampbell, Robert
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAugusta, Georgia, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientCampbell Allen, William J.
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends, business
SourceD 1558/1/1/262: Papers of William John Campbell Allen Deposited by F. D. Campbell Allen.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9801326
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 12:01:98.
Word Count880
TranscriptWm. Jno. [William?] [John?] C. Allen Esq
Ulster Bank Belfast Ireland
Augusta May 23 1863
My Dear Sir
I wrote you last on the 4th
inst. acknowledg [acknowledging?] yours of the 23d Nov
advising of the Geo [Georgia?] R Road [Railroad?] having made
a Dividend of Eight Dollars per share on its Stock and
repeating what I had written in previous letters, which were
expected to run the Blockade, and therefore there was no
certainty of their reaching you.
I have now to advise you that at the appointed time in this
month the Bank of Augusta declared a Dividend of Six Dollars
per Share - which I have received as Attorney on the
following Stocks viz

On Wm. Jno C Allen's 120 Shares ea [each?] $6 = $720
James Campbel's 100 Shares [each?] $6 = 600
Wm.Campbell's 42 Shares [each?] $6 = 252
$ 1.572
The Dividend for these persons by Geo [Georgia?] R. Road
[Railroad?] as advised 376

In investing these funds I have purchased and stored in
the Cotton Ware House of Harper C. Bryson 12 Bales of Upland
Cotton now marked A&C 69/481 70/475 71/490 72/524 73/477
74/433 75/395 76/427 77/470 78/488 79/466/ & 80/464 at 36 cents
per lb. = $2012.40
The insurance that I effected on the 68 Bales previously
purchased, expired about the middle of this month, and I have
had them extended to the middle of November at the same values,
although the market is much advanced, as the price I have just
paid will shew you. I have concluded not to insure any more,
because if a fire occurred in any of our warehouses a recovery
of loss would be very doubtful. I advise you therefore to have
these Twelve Bales insured with you, and any additional value
which you may think proper on the others. And to enable you
to do so I give you on next page the particulars of Insurance
now existing here -

On Policy No 4812 of the Augusta Insurance & Banking Company
Insured to 15 November next 1863 $1825.00 on 42 Bales Cotton
18968.00 & on Policy No 17 of the Southern Insurance Company
Savannah W. E. Evans, a clerk in the Auga [Augusta?] Ins
[Insurance?] & Bg [Banking?] Co. the Agent here, I have
insured an additional value on the same Cotton of $1.400

On Policy No 2621 of the Southern Mutual Insurance Company of
Athens Georgia Chas. Hall of this place Agent, I have
insured the other 26 Bales of Cotton 13929.00 for $2570.00
to the 16th November next.

I have now to acknowledge the pleasure of receiving on
the 16th inst your favour of the 3d of last month. On that
day I wrote to the Acting Br [British?] Consul at Savah
[Savannah?] A. Fullerton handing him a particular account
of the marks numbers weights and costs of the 68 Bales of
Cotton, that he might be able to protect as far as possible
of these his fellow subjects, who were natives and residents of
Ireland. On the 21st I sent him the following certificates
"State of Georgia City of Augusta I Robert Campbell having
for several years acted here as Attorney for William John
Campbell Allen and James Campbell and William Campbell, who
are natives and residents of Ireland and subjects of her
Majesty Queen Victoria, in receiving and remitting to them
the dividends upon Bank and other Stocks held by them here
- Do hereby Certify that since the present War between the
United States and Confederate States the difficulties of
remitting Dividends have been so great, that as such Atty
[Attorney?] I have invested at various times Dividends on
their account in Sixty eight Bales of Upland Cotton
weighing 32877 pounds. (a mistake of 20 pounds in taking
a 9 for a 7) That the same is now stored in the Cotton
Warehouse of Harper C. Bryson in this City - And I
further Certify that I have furnished A Fullerton Esq Her
Br [Brittanic?] M [Majesty's?] Acting Consul at Savannah
with a particular list of the marks numbers and weights
of said sixty eight Bales of Cotton - Given under my hand
this 21 day of May 1863
R. Campbell
Signed in my presence Adrian C Ives Notary Public