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Title: S. Cunningham, Martinique, to J. Cunningham, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCunningham, Sam/53
SenderCunningham, Sam
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginMartinique, Antilles, Caribbean Sea
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientCunningham, John
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 1108/A/8: Purchased From Mr Edward Hall, Gravesend, Kent.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9506257
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 23:06:1995
Word Count401

To: John Cunningham
From: St Pierres Martinique
Feby [February?] 11th 1796

My Dear Brother

Tho' [Though?] I have little doubt of your
having arrived safe, yet I am rather
uneasy at not hearing from you ere [before?]
this soon as I do I will write you very
fully - My Partner Mr Gordon said [-----?]
Europe the 8th September last by [------?]
I wrote for you to come to this [Cou----?]
in case you had not sail'd for [Acc-----?]
but should you have sail'd [J----------?]
positive directions for William [-------?]
come here and expect him in [-----------?]
this month, my intention was to he [-----?]
taken you into Partnership I will [-----?]
do the same for William if he come [-----?]
indeed I intend [giving?] him a share [-?]
in our St Vincents House and this [-----?]
as St Lucia is captured and order [ret--?]
in this Country my intention is [-------?]
[in?] [hand?] which at all accts [accounts?] [?]
[at?] farthest in the months of June & July
and I will very probably come by way
of Baltimore in order to see you it
is very probable I will not again return
to this Country, for thank God tho'[though] we
have lost a great deal by the war we
have still enough left to enable me
to begin business in any Country
This subject till I hear from you
it is unnecessary saying further soon
as I do you shall know my future
Plans, I have ordered to be lent James
3 or œ400 if he wants it to purchase
linens - Give my best respects to
Mr Kenedy [Kennedy?] and above all things
[--------------?] and honourable
[---?] dealings, it is the great road
[---perity?], If I can be usefull [useful?]
[---?] here or in Europe least
[---knen?]. Mr Oliver is capable
[---g?] you any advice and I hope
[---?] have his friendship, Dr Brown
[---ment?] worthy character
Wishing you every prosperity
[---?] business I am
Dear Brother
Yours Most Affectly [Affectionately?]
Sam [Samuel?] Cunningham

the linen of our House here is [---?]
Sam Cunningham & Co [Company?]
whose care you will please direct
and write me fully & freely
H. William is clever he will do
well here Our going house I intend [?]
to have the direction of this [-----?]
to remain at St Vincents.