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Peter Robinson Settlers from Cork to Canada 1823 & 1825
National Archives of Canada: MG 24 B 74, 1-4 and 1-5, microfilm reel M-141 see also M-140

Letter of appreciation from some 1825 Settlers

R't. Honorable Earl Bathurst
Sec'y. of State for the Colonies

12th December 1826

Please Your Lordship

We the undersigned Emigrants sent to Canada by Govt. in 1825 and settled by the Hon'ble. P. Robinson in the Township of Douro, beg leave to express to your Lordship our sincere thanks for the distinguished kindness we have experienced.
We have been brought from a Country where we had many difficulties to contend with, and supported here to the time at the expense of the Government our every want has been anticipated and provided for. And independance not only brought wither our reach, but actually bestowed upon us.
We have furnished our justly respected Superintendent with a particular account of what we have done since our arrival, by which your Lordship will perceive what we have accomplished and that we have not abused the goodness of the Gov't. by idleness.

We trust our orderly conduct as members of society and steady Loyalty as subjects of the British Crown will evince the gratitude we feel for the many favours we have received. That the blessings of a grateful people may surround the Throne of his Majesty is the sincere prayer of

Your Lordships
most respectful Humble Serv'ts.
John Armstrong
Michail [sic] Brien
Samuel Adams
Corn. Sheehan
John Leahy
William Mahony
William Leahy
Daniel Sheehan Snr.
Thomas Leahy
John Allen
Denis McCarty
William Hogan
James Cotter
Michail [sic] Londergan [sic]
Maurice Cotter
Robert Ditch (?)
Patrick Cotter
Daniel Molony
Charles Crowley
Michael Leahy
John Maloney
Michael Sullivan
Michail [sic] Casey
Patrick Leahy
Maurice Brien
Thomas Thorpy
John Sheehan
Michail [sic] Thorpy
Denis O'Brien
Thomas Tobin
Michail [sic] Leahy Jnr.
John Tobin
Edmond Allen
Michail Conden
Daniel Sheehan
George Byrne
D. Conry
Morris Brien
Patrick Leahy Snr.
Timothy Sweney
John Cranly
Michail [sic] Mahony
James McCarty
John Fleming
John Quin
Michail [sic] Sullivan
Thomas Moloney
Susanna Couch
Michail [sic] Kean
Christopher Couch
Richard Meade
Michail [sic] Elligott

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