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Title: William Cumming, Baltimore USA, to Rev. Andrew Craig, Lisburn.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCumming, William/57
SenderCumming, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBaltimore, Maryland, USA
DestinationLisburn, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientRev. Andrew Craig
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipson-in-law - father-in-law
SourceT 1475/3/7: Copied by Permission of Miss A. McKissack, 9 Mount Pleasant, Belfast. #TYPE EMG William Cumming, Baltimore U.S.A., to Reverend Andrew Craig, Lisburn, [County Antrim?], [Ireland?], 8 December 1815.
ArchivePublic Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9006241
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log05:07:1990 NHL created 22:10:1991 PKS input 24:10:
Word Count311
8th December, 1815.
My dear Sir,
By the aid of Divine Providence I arrived in
this city on 4th Instant after a tolerably moderate
passage of 38 days from Liverpool. Mr John Oliver
sailed from hence about five weeks since in the ship
belvidere for Cowes. All our other friends in this
place are in pretty good health. Brother James [?]
this about two weeks since and is gone to Petersburg
and there are letters from thence from A. Brown & Sons
from J Cumming Jun[ior?]. which mention his being well.
It was fortunate your money was not invested in linens
as that article, as well as all other kinds of English
and Irish manufactures have become a mere dreg all over
these States and will not command first cost and charges.
I understand tobacco is very high at this moment in
[?] and here it is also exceedingly high. Mr.
Oliver was so kind as to take charge of the trunk of
wearing apparel which, as he was to land at Cowes, would,
I fear, put him to much inconvenience in getting it
conveyed round to Belfast. There is also a small trunk
lying at William and James Brown, Liverpool, with a few
articles in it which I took with me, and had ordered it
forwarded to you along with the other when it reached
there. I shall now desire these Gentlemen to forward
it by first opportunity.
There is nothing at all new in this country. Our
National Legislature have met but nothing of consequence
has yet been done by that Body.
I shall leave this in two or three days for Petersburg
and shall write you again in the course of three or four
weeks. Be pleased to make my love to Mr. and Mrs. Ward
and Rachel. Meantime, I remain, Dear Sir,
Yours most affectionately,
William Cumming.
(Died April 1816.)
Rev[erend?]. A. Craig,
Lisburn, 2/2
Co[unty?]. Antrim,
via Liverpool.