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Title: Captain W.F.Wise, Devon, to Vice Admiral Dawson, Carrickfergus.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCapt. W.F. Wise/112
SenderCaptain W.F. Wise
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationship captain
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDevon, England
DestinationCarrickfergus, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientVice Admiral Dawson
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 618.37: Presented by Major R. Savage-Armstrong J.P. Atrangford House, Strangford, County Down.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9602102
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 15:02:96.
Word Count215
TranscriptWoolston, Kingsbridge, Devon.
2nd March 1821

My Dear Sir,
I ought to have written to
you before to hear testimony to the
very praiseworthy loudest of your son
during the time he has been in the
Spartan. I really do not know any
young man who bids fairer to stand
high in the service, and it will
always give me the greatest pleasure
to hear of his welfare. If you think
at any time that I can befriend
him, I by you will not hesitate
to employ me. When I saw him
last he talked of trying to get into
the force, but I recommended his
consulting you first. He ought not
I think, to go abroad till he has
passed at the college.
Mrs. Wise joins me in every
kind wish, and likewise me my dear
Sir. Yours very faithfully.

W.F. Wise

by my agents account I find he has
received from you œ135, which is œ23.19
short of my advances to your son. This
is rather beyond what he sought to have
spent, but we have been to many
places where he has been anxious to
get different things for his sisters &c
and I assure he is a very prudent Boy
(or young man) in short he is
every thing a father could wish a
son to be.