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Title: Carroll, Dr Charles to O'Carroll, Sir Daniel, 1748
CollectionIrish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan. Letters and memoirs from colonial and revolutionary America (1675-1815) [K.A. Miller et al.]
SenderCarroll, Dr Charles
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationsurgeon/planter/merchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAnnapolis, Maryland, USA
DestinationLondon, England
RecipientO'Carroll, Sir Daniel
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipsecond cousins
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TranscriptDr. Charles Carroll, Annapolis, Maryland, to Sir Daniel O’Carroll, London, 9 September 1748

Annapolis in Maryland Septbr 9th 1748
This day I Recd the favour of Yrs Dated London the first of May last and Embrace this first opportunity of acknowledgeing the same with an assureance of the Pleasure I have in Hearing the Health of a Gentleman of My Name and so Nearly Related in famyly’s tho by the Destiny and Revolution of Time and states separated from our Native soil where our Predecessors <from> time immemorial Inherited both ample Estates and Honours. Nothing More Contributes (next to Christian Patience) to alleviate My concerns for such Misfortunes, than the Consideration that the Macedonian and Roman Empires are no More, that the Grecian States with Many More within the Compass of Europe have been overturned. I therefore Comfort my self and Endeavour to get a Livelyhood in this wild Part of the Globe. I have not had the Pleasure of seeing either of Yr Nephews or hearing of, or from them; and I can not say, but I am glad they have chose to fix at St Christophers rather than here by Reason I think that or other west India Islands are the most Probable Places for Young Gentlemen to get into Business and make something of a fortune; I assure You if I were Young and had not the Charge of a Famely and an Intrest, wch I can not get Rid of I would not stay here. My Brother John some Years ago had resolved to go to the West Indies, Spanish Islands, and Main; and in his Passige with other Gentlemen from Barbados to Anteago the Vessell and all were Lost. Whch Leaves me the onely son of the Famely You Mention but by this I do not Expect to Inherit Clanlisk, Ballibrit, Leap, Castle Town, or any other Part, or a Foot in Ely O Carroll. Transplantations sequestrations, acts of settlement, Explanations, Infamous Informations for Loyalty & other Evils forbid. It will be a singular Pleasure to me at all times to hear from You and of Yr Health and Happyness and that of all Yr Famely to which I sincerely wish the same. Any Letters Directed for Me here and left under Cover for M John Philpot & Company Merchants in London at the Virginia & Maryland Coffee House near the Exchange will come safe. If I hear anything of Yr nephews <I> shall not fail to acquaint You. I am with Great Esteem & Respect
Your affectionate Kinsman
& Most Humble servant
C Carroll
To The Honble Sir Daniel O’Carroll at Saint James’s Coffee House London