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Title: R. Campbell, U.S.A. to W. J. C. Allen, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCampbell, Robert/34
SenderCampbell, Robert
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAugusta, Georgia, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientCampbell Allen, William J.
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends, business
SourceD 1558/1/1/122: Papers of William John Campbell Allen, Deposited by F. D. Campbell Allen.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9708179
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 29:08:97.
Word Count765
TranscriptAnsd [answered?]
10.1.55 [10 January 1855?]
Wm. Jno. C. Allen Esq.
Fairview Greenisland Belfast Augusta 9th December 1854

My dear Sir
I recd [received?] at
Clarkesville on the 18th ulto [ultimo?] your favour of the
23d Oct, which acknowledges my last to you, that of the
29th Aug.
Owing to the pestilential epidemic which raged here
from the 15th Sept. until there was a black frost, I did not
leave Habersham until the 28th ult [ultimo?] reaching this
place on the 2d inst. we were unable to prevail upon Miss
Margaret to accompany us down. We left in grand health. In
our own connexion, we have great reason to be thankful for
spared lives: none of our blood relations have been carried
off; nor indeed any real connexion, as John Clarke, the son of
our friend Samuel & Adeline, was our nearest friend, who has
died. The community has experienced a great loss in the
death of Robert F [Pol?] with whom you were acquainted. He
was a man of good judgment & tried integrity in all relations
of life - He buried his daughter the day he was taken sick &
his wife was, tho' thought to be dying, tho' since recovered
- on the announcement of the first case, all who could leave
the city, did so; a number, returning for a few hours, in
the middle of the day, to attend to business. For nearly
three months business was quite deranged and indeed has
scarcely yet recovered it [its?] usual course.
At the usual time the 20th ulto [ultimo?] The Bank of
Augusta declared a Dividend of 4% for the « year. I am told
that all this except about $3000 - was made in that time -
The GRR [Georgia Railroad?] & Bankg [Banking?] Co. declined
making a Dividend in Oct. Not that the profits of the Co.
[Company?] would not allow it - but that collections were
so far behind hand & many so scarce, they had not funds to
pay. It is supposed one will be made in Jany [January?] -
but as April is the usual period I would expect them to
postpone till that period - I shall be agreeably disappointed
if the Aug [Augusta?] Ins [Insurance?] & B. Co. declares a
Dividend next month - Tho' I do not hear of any recent losses
- I hear of no transactions in our Stocks, owing principally
to the great pressure on the money market, or rather the
scarcity of money. In this State the Cotton crop is a small
one - and the Corn Crop still more deficient - so that for
some time to come there will be no good oppy [opportunity?]
to sell Stocks of any kind here.
I recd [received?] on the 5th from the bank of Augusta the
Dividend 20th ulto [ultimo?] on your 120 shares = $480.00
on James Campbells 85 shares [=+?] $340.00 on his as
Trustee 78 shares [--?] 312.00 & Wm Campbell (42+48)$ 168.00
and have this day sent on the above accounts to Geo. B.
Cumming of Savannah for investment in a good Bill of Exchge
[Exchange?] in London $480.00 in a Bill in your favour and
$820.00 in a Bill in favour of your Uncle James Campbell
for the said accounts. Be pleased to inform your uncle
and his son Wm. Campbell of these particulars.
I have not seen my Co-Executor Mr James Harper since I
came down, to confer with him about the Billy Campbell
Legacy: He is very much bothered & engaged about his
own affairs; but I will take the first opportunity of
doing so.
I have to acknowledge your account of my funds in your
hands up to 23d Oct [October?] last [showing?] a balance
of œ48.12.11 in my favour. I will be obliged by your paying
over Ten Pounds 10œ to Mrs McVea and Seven Pounds ten
shillings œ7.10/0 to each of her two eldest daughters
making together œ25. I will endeavour to keep up my
funds in the course of the winter and spring.
Mr Davison has asked me several times if I had any
information about his map when forwarded & by what vessel;
but I was obliged to say I had not and I see no charge for
it in my account.
Mrs Campbell desires affectionate regards to Mrs Allen
& yourself and believe me always most truly yours
R. Campbell

Monday 11th. P.S. Mrs Gilhenan has just sent me twenty
five dollars $25.00 for her mother Mrs Catherine Carroll
of your place - will you do me the kindness of paying over
to her the equivalent of it & charge to my account.
R. Campbell.