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Title: T. W. Coskery, U.S.A. to W. J. C. Allen, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCoskery, Thomas W/10
SenderCoskery, Thomas W.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbusinessman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAugusta, Georgia, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientCampbell Allen, William J.
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends, business
SourceD 1558/1/1/942: Papers of William John Campbell Allen Deposited by F.D. Campbell Allen.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9803494
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 19:03:98.
Word Count384
TranscriptI sent you a recent statement of the Geo RRoad
Railroad?] & Bkg Co [Georgia Railroad & Banking Company?]
in which our friend Mr Davison still feels a deep interest
as a prominent director.

Augusta, Ga [Georgia?]
4 jun 1880
T. [Thomas?] W. Coskery PRES'T [President?]
J.T. Newberry, CASHIER

W. J. C. Allen Esq

My Dear Friend
I duly Recd [received?] your kind letter
last fall during my absence from
here just while on a visit to my sick
Brother in Iowa who died while I was
there, he had been confined to the house
for nearly a year during which time I
visited him twice and he passed away
peacefully while my oldest Brother and
myself were there last Septr [September?],
I fully intended to have acknowledged your
kind favor long ere this but my mind and
body have been much occupied ever
since, our friends around us are gradually
passing away and when I look back
upon my old acquaintance of younger
days both here and in my native land
I find they are rapidly decreasing
and in a short time, in the course of nature
must soon follow. Our old friend Mr Sibley
has been laid up for some weeks with
rheumatism but his cotton factory is
going to be a success. The "Sibley Mills" so
called in honour of the old gentleman has
been fully organized and a capital of six
hundred thousand dollars subscribed, so in about
twelve months we hope to be fully under
way and the prospect is that other mills
will soon follow along our Canal. Our
country seems to be gradually gaining in
her Manfg [Manufacturing?] & Commercial interests
and all classes of securities have materially
advanced within a year, all kinds of good bonds are
above par & our factory stocks range from
par to 140 & 150 so you will see what a wondeful
change has taken place in a very
few years, in this Southern country. I think
the country is in a much better condition
than it has ever been since 1860 and I trust
the whole Commercial world is beginning
to feel that the worst is over I could allude
to a great many wonderful improvements
about here lately but will not tax your patience
One of the late Mr John Bones nephews will leave
for Ireland in a few days when I will furnish
him with a letter to you when he may be able to refresh
your memory about old friends here. My best respects to
your family with kind regards to Mr Blackwood & Mr Carr
I am yours very truly
Thos [Thomas?] W. Coskery.