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Title: John Capper, Lurgan, to Joseph Searight, Philadelphia
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCapper, John/68
SenderCapper, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationlinen trader
Sender Religionunknown
OriginLurgan, Co. Armagh, N.Ireland
DestinationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
RecipientSearight, Joseph
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipbusiness, friends
SourceD2794/1/2/46: Presented by H.H. Montgomery, 4 Kensington Gardens, Belfast
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9503300
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 28:03:1995.
Word Count466
TranscriptLurgan 20th Dec 1849

My Dear Joseph
I received your obliging letter of the 4th Sept and
disposed of the enclosure as you wished. The present is to
say that I thank you for the [intemation?] you give as to
what you intend doing, if possible, in regard to my account -
and as four months will have expired from the date of the
letter above referd [referred?] to, before this can reach
you, I hope you will (if not previously done) send me an
order for such sum as you can spare. You may rest assured
that 1846 & 1847 tried as in Soul, Body & Estate, and in
business we are labouring under the effects of it still - And
that not only in the [deminuation?] of [Meain?] for business,
but with difficulty and expense of supplying the wanting
Capital. I need particularise no more - I do not want to
annoy you and doubt not you will feel a pleasure in doing
what you can for one soon. I mentioned to you Moyrafarty
[Moyrafferty?] knew what you requested and he received it in
his usual easy way. He did not appear dissatisfied nor say
anything unpleasant I do not exactly remember what he said.
Last summer we had Cholera here and a good many Deaths.
Perhaps as many as 10 to 15 in one day, but it left our town
about the month of August. My Family and Self were graciously
preserved by Grace of God and to him through the Redeemer be
the [faded] praise. We had a visit of the Queen and Prince
Albert to Belfast 11th Augt [August?] we saw them both for
the first time. They appeared in the [placement?] Garden for
the Royalty in our day and I believe [faded] all the better
for it Your friends Montgomery are all well. They have
written to Wm [William?] that if he wishes he may come home
They would not wish him to be from home against his will
Are you connected with Methodism? I doubt not that you are
and hope you are blessed with union. When you [faded?] I
would be glad to hear something [respect?] yourself. soul, Is
it happy as God? Nothing you are aware can make amends for
the wish of real happiness in the Knowledge and love of God,
and his son Jesus Christ. To "know the saviour died for me",
and that I have an interest why blood has been my comfort and
support amidst the last quarter Century of my life - And
"they" God as our God forever and ever. He will be our guide
even into death".
As this is market day I have not taken time to
write out another copy.
With best wishes for your happiness
and prosperity in the best sense.
I am Dear Joseph
Truly Yours
John Capper
Mr William M. Searight