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Title: John Capper [Ireland?], to Joseph Searight, Philadelphia [USA?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCapper, John/71
SenderCapper, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationlinen trader
Sender Religionunknown
OriginLurgan, Co. Armagh, N.Ireland
DestinationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
RecipientSearight, Joseph
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipbusiness, friends
SourcePresented by H.H. Montgomery, 4 Kensington Gardens, Belfast 5.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9509134
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 29:09:95.
Word Count454
TranscriptLurgan 27th April 1848.
Mr Joseph M Searight

My Dear Joseph
Your letter of the 4th March Covering Miss
Richardson Watson has left on Miss Richardson. Another has
(first of exchange) for œ30 dated 3rd April non-payable sixty
days after sight is to hand this morning, and by which I am much
obliged. The note of sales of your Cloth which was all but away
when I posted my letter and [account?] on 9th March I held over
to enclose in the letter of some of our friends - But not having
a convenient oppertunity [opportunity?], I intended these several
last months to post it myself but again and again omitted posting
till too late in the week. The Packets leave Liverpool every
Saturday now and the letters have to leave this on Thursday.
To be early this week, I posted my letter to you yesterday
(Wednesday) and what I thought might seem thankful also is
realized then-yours to hand the day after- arguably so. My
poor wife is not quite pleased
with your note being so dry. You certainly might have told us
how you are, and given us a little sketch of what is going on
around you. I suppose you hear by the papers how matters are
going on in Ireland. The "Confederates" or "Young Irelanders"
have been avowing their Rebellious and reasonable Purposes
without any covering over of them. Mr Mitchell ( an attorney) in
the most bitter language defying the Lord Liuetenant and
Challenging him to do his Worst. Three of these Smith O Brien
MP Mr Meaghan + the above named Mitchel are to take trial under
a state Prosecution 12th May [next?] There is about 30,000
Soldiers in Ireland at present Dublin has been in great jepordy
[jeopardy?] of late- I think however we are likely not to have
an outbreak at present. While trade is very dull provisions are
low except potatoes. Prime oat meal 10/6 & down - Indian meal
was lately selling at 7/- but is now bringing 7/9 & 8/- but this
is but temporary for it is constantly changing- Potatoes are in
such demand for England & Scotland that they keep up to 5/10 &
6/ for cash - last and present months have been very wet and
cold - the Spring is therefore late - But the Weather is
getting dry again- now you might be uneasy about John Rice on
receiving my letter of yesterday I shall just post this now for
Saturday's Packet and have time to say no more
But remain yours truly
John Capper

PS about a further remittance I can
say nothing. You know my neccessity
and I am pleased you will do all
you can and as soon as you
can for Yourself

Mr Joseph M Searight
Care Mr Massy
Corner of ninth and arch street

Dr Mr Joseph M Searight in of Cut with John Capper Coutia Cr

June 9 In balance 1847
as Furnished nett 368 " 2 June By omission
or error
in former a/c
July 16 In Cash Pd my accept 50 " " By allowance
For yarn
short ruling
Aug 5 In Ditto Pd Do 74 10 " " By allowance
for temy [temporary?]
Do intend @ 7/«% old own for
to 10 May 1848 bought
as Cash fund œ 492 10 2 " " Cloth merged
in Commission
a/c 7.1
" 336 days on 25 8 1 " " Error in
œ368.0.2 Interest acct
" 299 days on 3 1 5 " " 336 days
50.0.0 interest on
11.8.4 charged
" 279 days on 4 5 11 too soon 15.8
74.10.0 " 1 7 " " 336 days
Fares in on 1.18.3
Posterages to Bills 2.9 2 17 6
& from Pdown
& in Belfast
JMS 7/8
JMS «/4
" Error in " " 10 feb23 " Sales of 399 8 8
Cash Interest% Cloth to
the date (
all your
July15 " Balance " 2 " 10 " 90 days
of Proceeds interest to
Bill 10 May on
76.10.0 œ220.0.0
1. 8.0
75. 2.0
75. 0.0
Mar 9 " Carriage
218 lifebs " 10 " " being part
of the yarn"
recd [received?] for
" " Postage " 2 " " Cash at
this date 4 1 4
" " Reduction on
yarn sold to
cover œ 52.0.5
being debts 2 3 4 Mar11 " 61 days " 16 3
other than yarn on œ65.0.0
c 10d same as last
Remainder of
yarns reckoned in Cash
10 May
Part of it
not yet
recieved " " "
Aug18 Cash 45 " "
" " 266 days
to 18 May
1848 on
œ45.0.0 2 9 2
Mar9 " Balance due
J Capper
in Cash
10 May 1848 73 12 5
œ528 5 4 œ 528 5 4


Mr Joseph M Searight
Care Mr Thomas Massy
Merchant Tailor
Corner of Ninth and Arch Street