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Title: S. Smiley, Ship Lady Russell to T.Smiley, Co. Antrim
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCapt. Samuel Smiley/44(2)
SenderCaptain Samuel Smiley
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationship captain
Sender Religionunknown
OriginWoolwich, England
DestinationIslandmagee, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientSmiley, Thomas
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD/2723/1/34: Correspondence between Capt. S. Smiley and his Brother Thomas Smiley Islandmagee, Co. Antrim 1852 - 1857
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.9705321
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 23:05:97.
Word Count491
TranscriptMr. Thos. [Thomas?] N. Smiley
Co. Antrim

Ship "Lady Russell"
Woolwich July 22nd 1856

Dear Brother

I arrived here last night and disembarked the Horses
and Troops in about 2 hours and Expects to be clear
of all the Baggage tomorrow so that we will be seen clear
of the Transport Service.
I received two letters from my owners today one telling
me they expected this ship was in good order and that they
had remitted the œ1800 to Pay the Crewe & C. and that I
am to Proceed to Quebec, the [?]ward is only 8 days
here and she will be ready for sea to omorrow [tomorrow?]
for Quebec, also, the [?] got to L.pool [Liverpool?]
to see his family. So that there is not much chance for
Sam to see his mama this time but we will be coming
home to L.pool [Liverpool?]and then what a cup of Tea
It will only be 3 or 4 months more I am going to Pay
the Crew of on Friday, so you will have the [?] home
by and By -
My owners say the are much Pleased to here [hear?] of
my arrival and all well. They dont [don't?] say I
have done well for them [at all?.]
You must write fast and long letters as I expect to be
ready for sea In about 8 days.
You will direct to
Captn [Captain?] Sam Smiley
Ship "Lady Russell"
Care of Messrs. Temperly Carter
60 Fenchurch Street

They are my brokers so that I will look anxiously
to I receive a long letter.
Tell my swethart [sweetheart?] that I will
be there in 3 or 4 months and that I am very
busy at Present as I assure I have my hands
full and I may say no one to assist me - I
dont [don't?] exactly no [know?] how my Books
stand But as near as I can gess [guess?] there
is when my wages is [?] about - œ400 to my
credit I will be able By and By to let you
no [know?] it they dont [don't?] allow me interest
for it I shall draw and remit it to you it as
well in the Bank paying a little as nothing

I remain your affton [affectionate?]
broth [brother?]
Sam Smiley

We must attend to Business Before Pleasure.
Supposing I had a wife I suppose I would be like
the " [?] " Growling hard but could not help it.
you see our ships are Supposed to be in good order
and when we are clear of government [?] to [de But]
order stores and Proceed on our next voyage. Do you
see how it is with one that I cannot get home this
I think I will write no more until I get an
answer from you as I am [scrawling?] and you have no
chanse [chance?] of writing as I have been moving
about so much but as you have a chance write every
day until further advised

By me

S. Smiley