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Title: John Capper, Lurgan, to Joseph M. Searight, Philadelphia.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCapper, John/82
SenderCapper, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationlinen trader
Sender Religionunknown
OriginLurgan, Co. Armagh, N.Ireland
DestinationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
RecipientSearight, Joseph
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipbusiness, friends
SourceD 2794/1/2/25: Presented by H.H. Montgomery, 4 Kensington Gardens, Belfast 5.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9510066
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 12:10:95.
Word Count454
TranscriptLurgan 7th July 1848

My Dear Joseph
For several weeks I have had it in my mind to advise you
that my friend Saml [Samuel?] Adams of this town has left this
a month since for Canada. His presence was equal to œ100 in the
way of loan or otherwise to me in case of necessity. The year
1847 was a loss to me of perhaps 120 to 150œ with a year of minor
losses before that. These matters that together are cause of
thankfulness to me that I still have a business and character
which secures me the credit necessary to carry it on. "Not unto
us- Not unto us but unto the Most High is the Glory." But the
needful funds are necessary and I know that the facts together
the knowledge you have of very large family (12 in all) will be
as strong an appeal as I can make to you for assistance in
regard to trust accounts. As business appears rather on the
improve money in buying is valuable, and offers oppertunity [opportunity?]
(which we are glad to say) of making something to cover past
losses. I am obliged by your promptitude [promptness?] in regard
to the last remittance, and believe you will do all you can and
as soon as you can to assist me. My family is in good health
thank God As is your brother Moore's, though Mrs Moore was
slightly ill last week. Mr Mongomery's [Montgomery's] family is
well. Dr and Miss Bamber are there on a visit at present. They
were here last week. The Doctor is rather delicate and Miss B a
little short of breath. My Cousin John [Larry?] at A
Shillingtons was drowned about six or seven weeks ago in the
little Basin behind the Railway premises where the Steam Boats
load and disload at Portadown. It was early on a Tuesday morning
before Shop time One of the Boys was with him but either could
not or was afraid to assist him. He had written late the night
before to both Father and Mother. He was greatly in earnest for
some time before regarding his souls interests- his letters were
full of the subject. The Sabbath before he had been at the
Lord's table and had secured some comfort. It is believed he
died in the Lord. I hope you are running the Heavenly race. This
before everything else. Mr Montgomery has letters from Wm
[William?] (in your side) lately
This will end here in time for the Liverpool mail leaving
15th Mar [March?] but I am afraid of forgetting it. I will be
glad to hear from you and when you write be sure to write as a
friend and to your friend,
truly yours
John Capper

Mr Joseph M Searight, Philadelphia