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Title: H.O. Davies, Charleston, to Davison McDowell, Georgetown.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileDavies, H.O/189
SenderDavies, H.O.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbusinessman (owns land and slaves, cotton trader?)
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCharleston, S. Carolina
DestinationGeorgetown, Maryland, USA
RecipientMcDowell, Davison
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 2305/34: Presented by South Caroliniana Library, University of S. Carolina, Columbia, S. Carolina. #TYPE LET [H.O. Davies?], Charleston, S.[South?] Carolina, [U.S.A?], to Davison McDowell, Georgetown, [?], 14 Sept, 1837.
ArchivePublic Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9006016
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
Log12:06:1990 GMcE#CREATE created 21:10:1991 PKS inpu
Word Count300
TranscriptTo: Davison McDowell Esqu[ire?]
George Town [Georgetown?]
SoCa [South Carolina?]
Charleston [South Carolina?], 14th Sept[ember?] 1837
My dear Sir
I received this day
your kind fav[our?] 11 Inst[ant?] which has
relieved my mind from great anx-
iety [anxiety?] respecting the crop as I
had apprehended from the great
devastations of the second gale
in this quarter the very worst
results at Pee Dee & we have
indeed cause to be grateful that
we have so fortunately escaped
& I hope that a favourable
harvest season will enable
you to reap to advantage.
I thank you my dear sir
for the kind sympathy which
you expressed for me in your
fav[our?] 2 Aug[us?]t & if there is
anything to reconcile me to
the misfortune which I have
encountered it is that sympathy
which I have experienced from
so many valued friends & the
unshaken confidence which they
still repose in me - my conscience
does not reprove me with
anything wrong nor have I
been subjected to the censure
of the community - but otherwise
have experienced their warm sym-
pathies [sympathies?] - under these circumstances
I shall recommence business
under favourable auspices & indulge
the hope that the chastening hand
which has been upon me will
work ultimately for my good -
I cannot say at present what
disposition will be made of
the negros as Miss Perry is absent
at present & I shall have to
consult with her - I should be
glad to get rid of the business
& to release you from further trouble
The [?] had left the [?]
to my receipt of your letter -
I will look out for an oppor-
tunity [opportunity?] to forward the corn -
Pray tender my warm ac-
knowledgements [acknowledgements?] & kind regards to
Mrs McDowell in which Mrs
D[avies?] & Louisa unite with me to
all your family
Yours truly
H [?] Davies