Irish Relief Committee, Brooklyn, New York |
From the Irish Relief Committee, Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn, N. Y., 11th of May, 1847
On behalf of the citizens of Brooklyn, we have shipped to your address, by the "Patrick Henry," for distribution to the famishing poor, the provisions specified in the enclosed invoice, amounting to 1166 dollars, and for which a bill of lading is attached. We hope that our mite may arrive in time to alleviate the miseries of a few of the many sufferers of your devoted countrymen. We would desire to call your attention, as to the distribution of this shipment, to the locality of Newry; and if in your opinion it will do most good in that district, to direct a portion or all to that point; we, however, do not intend to direct you, having every confidence that you will give it such direction as will carry out the desires of our citizens-that of relieving the greatest distress. We have requested it to be insured.
On behalf of the citizens of Brooklyn, and by order of the executive committee
FREEMAN HUNT, JUN