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Title: Sam Cunningham, Martinique to John Cunningham, Belfast, Ireland
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCunningham, Sam/49
SenderCunningham, Sam
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginMartinique, Antilles, Caribbean Sea
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientCunningham, John
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 1108/A/5: Presented by Mr Edward Hall, Kent, England.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9503234
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 27:03:1995.
Word Count460
TranscriptTo: John Cunningham
Glass House care of
John Cunningham Esq
Merch [Merchant?]

Liverpool 24th April 1795
Forwarded by
Your most Ob [Obedient?] Serv [Servant?]
for Marlin & Whitehouse
James Galan

Saint Pierres M/que [Martinique?] Mar [March?] 2d 1795

My Dear Brother

Ever since my arrival from
America I have not had an hour of [-ight?] to
myself but what was either employed in business
exercise, or I should not be so much indebted
to you for your many kind favors which are now
lying at St Lucia and shall be replied to shortly
except yours of 26th November which was forwarded
to me from St Vincents some time since / I not
having been in that Island but two or three days then
six months having established a House at St Lucia and
here, on my arrival in this Country under the firm
of S:C: & Co [Sam Cunningham & Company?] tho [though?]'
may not be a permanent one until [until?]
we once see what turn the war takes or to whom
these Islands belong at a peace/ the nature of
that part of which that relates to business is such
as demands an immediate reply, and do not feell [feel?]
sorry that Mr Greg applied to you being conscious
he has a very just rght to complain for want of
remittances, in which owing to the many failures
at home in Ninety three and the War on /St Vincents
House have been very unfortunate in that respect,
and my voyage to the continent may also have opperated
[operated?] against it since my return no exertion has been
wanted and am determined that by the first of
August in Belfast friends shall have little property
outstanding in this Country of which we have wrote
them very fully and you are at liberty to mention
it to M [?] the vessel by which this goes being to
sail immediately prevents my entering further
on this subject but will in my next
I am very sorry for our poor friend J[?]
Bonber he was my [?] friend and a worthier
young man never lived I hope his sister Mary
is recovered and am extremely happy to find
the rest of our friends are all well to whom
be good enough to make my respects but particularly
to my dear Mother to whom I wish many
Long days I am loading a Brig here that will
sail shortly by which I shall write you and some
of my friends, I send this to the care of my
worthy friend J:C.: [John Cunningham?] to whom & Mrs
Cunningham & little family present my best respects it is
so long since I wrote Mr C [Cunningham?] 0 that I am almost
ashamed that he should think it want of gratitude for
the many favors I am indebted for to him and
Mrs C and shall not deffer [defer?] it much longer
I remain my Dr [Dear?] Brother
Yours most truly
Sam Cuningham [Cunningham?]