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Title: J. Capper, Lurgan, to J. Searight,Philadelphia
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCapper, John/41
SenderCapper, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationlinen trader
Sender Religionunknown
OriginLurgan, Co. Armagh, N.Ireland
DestinationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
RecipientSearight, Joseph
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipbusiness, friends
SourceD 2794/1/2/63: Presented by H.H. Montgomery, $ Kensington Gardens, Belfast 5.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9509085
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 15:09:95.
Word Count219
TranscriptLurgan 31 May 1851
Mr Joseph M Searight
To John Capper __ [esq?]
Jany [January?] 1 To Balance of % as june œ 18 18. 4
Apr [April] 16 - interest on 12.37 - 4.10
for œ 19. 3. 2
Apr [April] 30 By [Dfh on?] in July - 5.5
April 30 By Dfh on Richard Butler 10.5.2
April 30 By Dfh on Wm [William?] Montgomery 8.12.7 19.3.2

John Capper
Having received from J M Searight an I.O.U. as voucher for
an % of which the above note is the squaring ( said I.O.U. for
œ25.0.0 being the only one of them I ever had ) they [There?] is
a line for every purpose of a delivery to him of said I.O.U. As
I have no claims on enough of it, nor any one else
signed in presence of Adam Capper John Capper

Lurgan 31 May 1851
Dear Joseph
I received your favor of the 18 Apl [April?] on the 30th of
same and disposed of its contents according to your decree. leaf
before you have the % squared and a memorandum notice of the
I.O.U. which till lately I had at hand, but which at the present
I cannot find. I handed your paper to Mr McKeown and asked him
for an % as you wished which I have waited for a month without
receiving- I offered to assist him to make it out. But one thing
I learned that the sum he named to you was it 59œ000[œ59] odds
was intended to the Credit of your bank of the %- the said Mr
McKeown wished to go to you for a position, but I advised him to
keep to whatever he intended at first. The whole these form is
to your Cr [credit?] - the said Mr McKeown later satisfied your
statement was correct. Thanks to you for your attention to my
signed John Capper
[_ ____?]I was keeping this open to see could I get Mr McKeown's
% but am afraid of missing another week's mail as I may be from
home tomorrow weekday. I am glad and thankful that you are in
such a warm climate in this religious weather. J.C.