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Title: Arthur Dobbs [London?] to Richard Dobbs, Carrickfergus
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileDobbs, Arthur/5(2)
SenderDobbs, Arthur
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginLondon, England
DestinationCarrickfergus, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientDobbs, Richard
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 162/69: Presented by Major A. F. Dobbs, Castle Dobbs, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9705322
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 23:05:97.
Word Count629
TranscriptA.D.[Arthur Dobbs?] to Conway Richard Dobbs Esq. at
Castle Dobbs nr [near?] Carrickfergus Ireland.

               London Jany 31st 1754
Dr [Dear?] Conway
                   I had yrs [yours?] of the 19th by
last Packet and hope you are as well as you say nothing
to the contrary - I wrote to you about the Malone Lock
which I append of & which I referr [refer?] you - I have
not seen Mr. Edmondstone since and believe he has not
heard from Simon Issac.  I shall tell him we have broke
off with Magee (?) t[to?] take his money  I had no letter
from the [exrs?] in Jamaica and don't expect any as I
wrote last year I should be in America by this time nor
have I seen Ewan since to know if he has sold the sugars
and the amount of the sale, I sent to know if there was
a ship going t [to?] Belfast and find Moor sails in 2 or 3
days so have wrote to Gordon by the penny post and
sent him the catalogue of seeds to make them up directly
and send them to Sam: Smith to be shipd [shipped?] for Belfast,
and if this Frost we have and easterly winds continue
you may have them soon   I shall try to get you some
melon seeds which I shall send by post - you have never
told me whether you have got the House slated and whether
you will want any strong Bricks t [to?] rebuild the vault,
for I can get George Campbell to send some over from his
in the ship he will send to Carrickfergus for passengers
and any I may send over - I'm afraid that Archd [Archibald?]
McDowell is dead as the captain who touched at New York had such
an account there from one who came there from New
Bern: my affairs are not yet come on at the Board of
Trade.  I expected it on this week but something relative
to Nova Scotia intervened upon governr [governor?] Hobsons
coming over which has postpond [postponed?] it, but this
day I expect that it will be first for next Tuesday and
once it is begun they will proceed on it till it is over
the first thing will be my appointment  once that is fixed
the rest will soon be dispatched - so that you may let
[Deek?] Arthur know I shall send him and his family if he
takes [them?] in Campbell's ship   I hear the ship which
left this [week?] with my French Families is arrived at
New Bern - people of some Fortunes from hence seem desirous
to go out to North Carolina and I have had a gentleman with
me who will undertake to send over annually for 10 years
1000 Palatines and Germans one third of which will pay
their passage and carry over cash and effects with them
and the others will hire themselves out to those who
will pay their passage, or he will engage to carry them
at 20 shillings a / head paid by the colony so that
we shall soon settle all our Lands and Increase our
Towns, there are now at New Bern 200 Inhabited Houses;
and all out Towns are Increasing and new ones laying out
our [-ove-rrn?] have got instructions to repell [repel?]
force with force so we shall soon erect Forts and plant
beyond the mountains [--?] an extream [extremely?] fine
country finely watered with the best Land in the world -
As to our Irish affairs I wish they may end well, but
if party runs high and they don't cool things things must
turn out ill there, and many will take sanctuary in my
colony, whare I shall prepare settlements for my Friends,
give my love and compliments as due I am
      Dr [Dear?] Conway
                     Yr [Your?] affectionate Father
                              Arthur Dobbs