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Title: Morell, John to Morell, Hugh, 1829
CollectionNew Brunswick Letters
SenderMorell, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginFair View, Ballibay, Ireland
DestinationN.Brunswick, Canada
RecipientMorell, Hugh
Recipient Gendermale
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Partial Date
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Word Count653
Genremoney got lost, advice on starting business, family news, property, religion, politics
TranscriptFairview; Ballibay Feb. 26 - 1829

Dear Hugh

It is a considerable time since I read your letter of Sept – 20th I would have answered it much
sooner, but I was waiting until I could give you all the information you wished – [Miss Ross] and the
children are well and, as far as I can judge, doing very well – It was a great disappointment not getting the money you sent, as I have reason to know that it was much wanted. However, they are struggling on, and perhaps it was fortunate that the money went back, as it enabled you to commence [business] for yourself – I am sorry that you have [lost] your situation with Mr Mullans – The salary [though small], yet being [some] was a great matter – you may make more at your own hand, yet you are liable to [losses], and without uncommon steadiness and attention, you cannot hope to suceed – By the time this reaches you you will be a judge of what you can do and if you find it not likely to succeed, you should look out for some situation like what you had under Mr. Mullin – With respect to your eldest son John going out to you [Miss Ross] is quite satisfied – She says she can [want] him very well as they have not so much land in hand as you thought – She also speaks very highly of John and says he is a very steady, [very] well [conducted] boy – She is most anxious that he was over with you as she has no doubt but that he would do well I [suffer] you should send something to carry him over, or take his passage in some of the passengers ships – There is nothing very new here – I had a letter from our sister Ally a few days [since] They are all going on as exactly as when you left that place – No change by death, marriage, or otherwise A son of [Harry Haslet] is preparing to go out to America and this is the only novelty among theirs – There is nothing very new about [Ballibay] either – My Family is much as when you left the country –
My school is still doing well & my congregation [increasing] My eldest son John is in Belfast attending
[Institutions] – This is his third year. I am of mind, sending him to Edinburgh two or three sessions that he may [tear in page] medicine along with Divinity. There [tear] which profession he pleases or both [tear] if he likes – I have purchased a sm[tear] property in this neighbourhood for £7 it will receive about £ [45] per annim [forever] – If every thing goes on as present for a few years I will [tear] a great deal more, as I can put by about £2cc per year – [Andy] [unclear] is talking of going out to America, but he has been long talking this way – [tear] [unclear] state here is deplorable – For [tear] has been so high that Protestant and [tear] are [at] the point of cutting each [other] throats – the Protestants are dreadfully [exasperated] by the sorry continuance of the [catholick] associations, and the power it has acquired, and by the countenance government has appeared to mean it [tear] end the matter, the King in his speech at [tear] opening of parliament on the 5th of the[tear] recommended the settling of the Catholic [tear], and ministers are preparing to [tear] in an [unclear] [unclear] [bill] – The orange [tear] are recently enraged and are talking of reacting by force – So that we may have a Protestant rebellion – [quiet] people are preparing to go out to America – I mean to stand my ground – Send the remittance you have made if you can spare it – [unclear] your affectionate brother
J Morrell write often

Mr Hugh Morell care of
Mr Thomas Mullins Miramichi
British America
Mr Mullins will please forward this to Mr Morell