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Title: Bell, Abraham to O'Brien, William, 1822
CollectionThe Transatlantic Letters of an Irish Quaker Family_1818-1877 [B. Jackson]
SenderBell, Abraham
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbusinessman
Sender ReligionQuaker
OriginNYC, USA
DestinationSmithsville, Niagara Co., NY, USA
RecipientO'Brien, William
Recipient Gendermale
Doc. No.
Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count209
Genrereturn arragements
TranscriptNew York 4 mo 29th 1822

Esteemed friends
I have a letter from thy brother Thomas Greeves (without date) handing me a Dft for £60.0.0. Irish on Andrew
Gray of chis place, which sum is for thine & Anns use to assist in your return to Ireland in case you conclude to
do so; but whether or not, he desires me to hold it to thy order. In the event of your return, he Queries with me
whether it would be best to come this way or to go by way of Quebec. I would suppose the best vessels could be
had from this place and as there are several running to Belfast would suppose this the most convenient. But if thou
would think otherwise, thou might probably wish this money or a part of it sent to Quebec, as Thomas says, to
care of James Sinton.
Thou will however consult thy wife on which is best for you to do and I shall be ready to assist you all I can,
and will also apply this money as you may direct. Mary joins in love to Ann & self and Remain

Thy (sincere) friend
Abm Bell

William OBrien
care of Jacob Taylor
Smithville Post Office
via Buffaloe N.Y