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Title: S. Smiley, Liverpool, to Mr. T. Smiley Co. Antrim
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCapt. Samuel Smiley/43
SenderCaptain Samuel Smiley
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationship captain
Sender Religionunknown
OriginLiverpool, England
DestinationIslandmagee, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientSmiley, Thomas
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 2723/1/1 Correspondence between Captain Samuel Smiley and his brother Thomas Smiley, Islandmagee, Co. Antrim 1852 - 1857
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.9705320
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 23:05:97.
Word Count371
TranscriptMr. Thos [Thomas?] N. Smiley
Co. Antrim

Liverpool Novr 25th 52 [1852?]

Dear Brother

I write you as i [I?] had a letter from the
Captain to Day [today?] & he is getting Better
But i [I?] think i [I?] think it is But slow
But he says he was going to Eat Roast Mutton
on that day & that was the 23rd & Potates
[Potatoes?] for Dinner he says he is coming
on Saturday or Sunday I tell you what it is
i [I?] am begining [beginning?] to get
frightened i [I?] will not get home for
th [they?] are slaping [slapping?] the Cargo
in quick & the [they?] say we must sail on
the first of the month so that would give
me But mighty little time But if not i [I?]
will send you the [?] or [Mr John Tweed?] can
give the nuse [news?] if i [I?] so not come home i [I?]
will send the Price of a new gown and your self
3 or 4 [Plugs?] of Tobaco [tobacco?] & the Price
of a Pair New Boots & as for Mother i [I?] must
[?] hers & if i [I?] Cannot get this time god
spares me i [I?] will next time get home as it
is impossible for me know when the Captn [Captain?]
is not here, I received a letter from Robt [Robert?]
& i [I?] am sorry he cannot mind himself & i [I?]
think its a thing he ought to do its a very hard
matter if a man trys to do well & cannot get
Mary i [I?] know if i [I?] try as i [I?] have
done i [I?] will make off & i [I?] intend doing
as i [I?] have this last 12 months & i [I?] shall
not be sorry at it
Write me by return of post tell Mother i [I?] may
see her this time yet i [I?] will do my Best any
how not to endangre [endanger?] my situation

No more at Present
But remains your
Brother S Smiley

I shall write to Robt [Robert?] to morrow
[tomorrow?] as he has requested
we will be out to morrow [tomorrow?] by noon
th [they?] are taking out the one hatch &
Puting [putting?] in the other cargo.