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Title: Adam Duffin, Tullymore Cottage To Charles and Adam, Belfast
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileDuffin, Adam/171
SenderDuffin, Adam
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbankrupt businessman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginTullymore Cottage, N.Ireland
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientDuffin, Charles and Adam
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 1252/20: Presented by Miss Duffin, Mount Pleasant, Stranmillis, Belfast. #TYPE LET Adam Duffin, Tullymore Cottage to his sons, Charles and Adam Duffin, Belfast, January 7th 1834.
ArchivePublic Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.9001051
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
Log16:01:1990 LT created 31:05:1990 JF input 04:06:19
Word Count503
TranscriptMr Charles Duffin

Tullymore Cottage 7th Jany [January?] 1834
Charles & Adam
A year has Just closed over us and in [viewing?] the events of it as
regards myself I have much to regret as well as much cause of [gratulation?]
- My embarrassed situation has been the cause of much vexation both of Body
& mind, and on reflecting on my imprudence in being so free with my pen in
becoming security for debts not of my own contracting, and also paying away
money for which I was in no way bound to the injury of my family, very much
augments my vexations - But my dear Boys on the other hand I have great
cause to be thankful to God for the many mercies I enjoy from his bountiful
hand - In the first place great good Health with strength & activity which
does not fall the lot of many at my advanced age - this with the advice &
assistance of your good Mother seconded by the aid and attention of your
affectionate sister all [combining?] to [smoo?]th the
the rugged path of this [transitory?] scene affords me great comfort & helps
to assuage the trouble which I had to encounter for some time back - another
source of great pleasure dear Boys arises out of your exemplary good conduct
since you went to Belfast - your behaviour has been such as to get the
approbation of those for whom you have been doing Business as also of others
who are witness's of your Behaviour - dear Charles Mr Grimshaw has placed
you in a situation of responsibility you have an excellent example before
you from the Books of Mr Bowl[es?] & I b[eg?] you may be most particular in
keeping your Books free of error & prove yourself trust worthy in every
thing committed to your care - you know what a particular man Mr Grimshaw is
in all transactions, and let nothing fail in your part to please him & turn
every thing in your power to the best advantage for his Interest - Adam for
so far has proved himself steady and, I have no doubt will continue so in
his department - I see it will take some considerable time to get all
matters settled here, in the Interim what business may be done here will be
applied to the use of the family as I understand - All debts of every kind
are cancelled so far as no Interest can be charged which so far, in this
respect relieves me of much trouble & uneasiness, and I now begin business
(provided I be enabled to do anything) on a sheet of clean paper.
In conclusion I have Just only to remind you of your duty to the
almighty and to place your dependance [dependence?] on him without whose
assistance nothing can prosper - and that
He may continue to bless you
with good health and preserve you
from the snares & toils of the wicked
is the fervent wish of your Father
Adam Duffin