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Title: Corish Devereux, Walter to Corish Devereux, John, 1798
CollectionIrish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan. Letters and memoirs from colonial and revolutionary America (1675-1815) [K.A. Miller et al.]
SenderCorish Devereux, Walter
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationgentleman farmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDublin?, Ireland
DestinationNew York, USA
RecipientCorish Devereux, John
Recipient Gendermale
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Word Count576
Genredisturbances in Ireland
TranscriptWalter Corish Devereux, [Dublin?], to John Corish Devereux, New York City, 1 April 1798
April 1st 1798
Dear Brother
It is with much Pleasure I Embrace this Opirtunity of Sending my love to you on last Christmas I Was in the Cuntry When your letter Arrivd it would be impossible to tell the Joy it Created in the Whole familey Particuley my Mother Who Cryed with Joy Dear John it is the Greatest Happyness to you that you left this Unfortunate Cuntry now the pray of Orange and Castle Bloodhouns almost Every County in Poor Old Ireland under Martial Law and the Poor Cuntry Pesants Shot or hanged or Basteeled without Law or form of Tryal all our Respectable and honest Cuntry men in the Goales of the Kingdom such as A. O. Conner, Oliver Bond & Charles Fitzgerald<,> Sweetman <the> Brewer and Severall Others but thank god that Irish men have Resolution and can Suffer more and Will Be free I Would send you a more full Ac t of <it> Onely that I hope it will not Be long un till it will be none and Praised throw the Whole World Dear John Send no Remittance to Ireland Untill you heare of her freedom and then When you Do Your Honest Friends Shall Onely Receive the Benefit Your Old frend D. Murphey is also out of the way of his Enemees If the times are not Settled Before Next August I Certanley will then leave this Land of tiriney and Seek a land of Liberty but for a man hear to Promise himselfe a Single Day to live would be Presumption<,> for nothing but god and the Majestey of the People can Save us from What Every Irish man Abhors and Will shortley Endevere to Crush to the Earth as they Do us in your next Let me <k>now what things would be Best for Me to Bring to America for let what will happen I Certainley will go to you if life Permits Me to Do and also me know> the Bisness you follow and how you git your helth <and> the trade of that Part of the Cuntry Prase the hapey ness of the Goverment and Wish that I Should go to you and Rite my Mother to let me go your Poor Old feble Father has not long to live he is Realey turned childish god help him Miss. E. Nowla[n]d is D<e>ad all your Friends hear Never forget You and Send you there love So Concludes wishing to See all we Expect happiley Compleated and Dear John Also To See you is the onley t<w>o wishes of your Ever loving Brother <let Also we have a great Deale of Short haird People hear which Our Blessed Goverment Calls Cropps which the<y> are Very much Afeard of and Yesterday our Lord Leftenant Passed a Bill Proclaiming the hole Kingdom in a State of Rebellion 9 O. Clock is the Ower all must be in Bed and no lights to be Seen throu out the Cuntrie Parts and in Some Cityes Aney Person Suspected to be Disafected to be takend Up and Cramed into Goale and tryed by a Coart Martial and Aney Person that concealed Arms is found to Be Shot So Conclude Ever Wishing a good Under Standing to the World and a live Eagress [... ] I Reman your etc.
Walter C. Devoreux
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