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Title: T. W. Coskery, U.S.A. to W. J. C. Allen, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCoskery, Thomas W/18
SenderCoskery, Thomas W.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbusinessman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAugusta, Georgia, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientCampbell Allen, William J.
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends, business
SourceD 1558/1/1/682 : Papers of William John Campbell Allen Deposited by F. D. Campbell Allen.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9802805
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 17:02:98.
Word Count370
TranscriptAugusta 20 May 1876
W. J. C. Allen

Dear Sir
I am in receipt of your
valued favour of 5th inst and note contents.
Mr Smedley of London is an entire stranger
to me. The purchase referred to was made
through a Charleston house and I have
seen several of Mr. Smedley's letters. the last
stated that he or his associates were ready
and prepared to deposit the whole amt [amount?] of
purchase money with Brown Bros. & Co.
or any other party I should select on delivery
of title deeds, but as the document will be
voluminous I did not feel disposed to incur
an expense of several hundred Dolls [Dollars?] until I
was secured by a payment of a portion of the
purchase money, Since I forwarded proper
documents witnessed by the British Consul
binding myself to execute the papers on hearing
that the purchasers had deposited œ1000
in the Ulster Bank to remain at my credit
until titles reached you, when you
would be authorised to receive the balance
and deliver the titles. by taking this precaution
we cannot possibly run any risk
although my Charleston correspondent
assures me that Mr. S [Smedley?] is reliable there
has been so much rascality & chicanery on this
side of the Atlantic recently that we are
naturally suspicious of everybody we
dont know, even though they may live
beyond this tainted atmosphere If they
comply well, if not we are determined
not to get badly hurt. The price agreed
upon was two shilling stg [sterling?] per acre and
since writing last they propose to take
20,000 acres more at same rate.
I shall probably hear something more
soon when I will advise you, meantime if
any deposit is made hold on to it &
let me hear from you
Yours very truly
Thos. [Thomas?] W.Coskery
P.S. The price will appear low to you for
lands well timbered all located each side of a
RRoad [railroad?] running back only 6 miles, but you
must remember we have more lands here than in
Ireland. If I had these lands in Co. Antrim we
could charter a ship to visit Ireland and
could furnish Belfast with pine timber
& turpentine during the Queens reign
T. W. C. [Thomas?] [W.?] [Coskery?]