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Title: J. Capper, Lurgan, to Joseph Searight, Philadelphia.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCapper, John/66
SenderCapper, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationlinen trader
Sender Religionunknown
OriginLurgan, Co. Armagh, N.Ireland
DestinationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
RecipientSearight, Joseph
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipbusiness, friends
SourceD 2794/1/2/18: Presented by H.H. Montgomery, 4 Kensington Gardens, Belfast 5.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9509132
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 29:09:95.
Word Count546
TranscriptLurgan 9th March
Mr Joseph Searight

My Dear Friend
I have little time to say much
the Cash house of the Cash evening for the present packet
I am truly glad to hear that you have got a respectable
and I hope a comfortable and profitable situation.
I trust the most High will give you all the help
you need in body and mind to fill it and to serve here
in truth with all your Heart _ Mind to do this and
look, for help to do it.
I have got all your webs (sic) bartered off
at last and to me it has been a sadly troublesome
affair, and I am sorry in and to say it, will be
one of loss to you _ I send you the account
current by which you will see a balance in
my favor of œ73.12.5 _ The 7/8 in barter bought
8d under set 2 1/2 % the 4/4 9d under set 3 1/2 % _ the
last considerably in length / and money sometimes
cash in as much as 9 % and seldom less than
7 1/2 & 8% till last month
you can hardly think of
the trouble I have had in holding them and me
in such need of cash _ and the trouble to get them
sold in the end. But to put your minds at rest
about the price a better stock can now be had
at the same or lower prices In 7/8 considerably
so _ This has been an awful year in this
country / I mean the past /
You will not I fear be prepared to make
a proper estimate of my position in regard to
these matters you will feel the loss _ But
as I cannot controal [control?] the operations of Providence
nor the changes in [trade?] so / while I much regret
it / I could not prevent the unfavourable result
in these transactions _ I particularly beg of you
if you value the safety and standing of the
writer that you will do what you can to
make me a remittance on account of
the balance with the least delay.
Mr Macoun was saying that R. M_e
sold him some dear cloth lately to cover
part of the old debt _ He said he was requested
to sign a note to shew [show?] œ50 as paid on your a/c
_ 50 œ was the whole of the payment whether on
your or his own account _ I say this lest you
should think all was done for you _ and
I think the good price was one motive of
the sale. I say this lest it should lead you
to think you owed more attention to that quarter
than the simple state of the case would demand
But I say nothing against the parties, but
having done in the quarter what makes against
myself I mean your former payment I wish
you to be in possession of the facts _ But you
must Keep my information altogether to yourself
I will send the particulars of sales by next
Packet, but you have the nett result
in the present accounts
Accept the Kind regards of my
wife & self
May God bless & support you
prays your very truly
J. Capper