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Title: Johnson, Peter Warren to Johnson, William, 1759
CollectionIrish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan. Letters and memoirs from colonial and revolutionary America (1675-1815) [K.A. Miller et al.]
SenderJohnson, Peter Warren
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDublin, Ireland
DestinationFort Johnson, Albany Co., NY, USA
RecipientJohnson, William
Recipient Gendermale
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TranscriptPeter Warren Johnson, Dublin, to Sir William Johnson, Fort Johnson, Albany County, New York, 15 Oct 1759
Dublin Octr.15th, 1759—
Dr. Brother—
I wrote you two letters since I had any from you, but it gives me infinite pleasure to find by the publick papers that you are well after your great Success at Niagara I pray Heaven to preserve you The Bearer Mr Michael Byrne is a Gent. in whose favour many have interested themselves that are & ought to be dear to us & who have Strongly Applyed to recommend him to your protection, he formerly served in the Navy & was at the Bombardment of Pondichery, upon the peace returned to Ireland and betook himself to Country Affairs which he understands well but his Lease having expired without hopes of a renewal he Chuses to try the fortune of War in the Land Service, his Bro: was Married to a near Relation of ours, and to whom I owe many Obligations a Gent . well worthy our esteem a perticular friend and Acquaintance & so is the Young Gent . his Brother in whose favour I write, his friends flatter themselves with the hopes of his prosperity from my recommendation as you may easily get him into some post or Commission by which he may get his bread and serve his Country which I earnestly recomend to your kind attention in the Warmest manner and shall take it as a perticular favour if you can serve him in any Shape. in my last I Acquainted you of the Enquiery I made about Settlers at Rathkul & was there myself there are but few Families there inclinable to go & those are of the German Extraction their Names Ebeny & Pemperton but upon so good a peace as we are likely to have am Certain of getting great Numbers, I am with Sincere good Wishes for your Health & prosperity My Dr Bro—
Yrs most Affect y and
Warren Johnson