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Title: R. Campbell, U.S.A. to G. B. Ambassador, Washington, U.S.A.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCampbell, Robert/34(2)
SenderCampbell, Robert
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAugusta, Georgia, USA
DestinationWashington, USA
RecipientGreat Britain Ambassador
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 1558/1/1/309: Papers of William John Campbell Allen. Deposited by F.D. Campbell Allen.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9802471
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 09:02:98.
Word Count269
His Ex [Excellency?] Sir Frederick Bruce
H Br M [Her Britanic Majesty's?] Plenipotentiary
To the U.S. of America
Washington City

I have been acting as the Attorney
of Mr. Wm. Jno. [William John?] C. Allen, James Campbell
and Wm. [William?] Campbell (Natives of Ireland and residents
of Belfast and Subjects of Queen Victoria) for the purpose
of receiving and and transmitting to them Dividends of Bank
and other Stock, which fell to them from the decease of a
relative in the year 1828.
Since the beginning of the late rebellious war, I
have found it most judicious to invest these Dividends
in Upland Cotton on their account and now hold of Such
Cotton Eighty two Bales, owned by them jointly but in
different proportions - During that Mr Fullerton was
H. B. M. [Her Britannic Majesty's?] acting consul in
Savannah, I had sixty eight Bales registered with him
as their property - I have added fourteen Bales since.
My object now is to endeavour to procure through
your influence, authority to Ship this Cotton for the
benefit of these parties and no others, without its
being subject to the deduction of one fourth of its value,
which it appears the U. S. Govt [Government?] intend to
make the Confederates pay upon the exportations of this
article - So far as I know & believe, these Constituents
of mine & fellow subjects of your Excellency, have had
no connexion with the late rebellion - nor have I had
voluntarily - both my age (78) & my judgement exempted
me therefrom - The interest which many of your fellow
subjects have in this matter, will I trust, commend it
to your early and careful attention & I trust
with Success -
very Respy [respectfully?] Your Obt [Obedient?]
Svt [Servant?]
R. [Robert?] Campbell