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Central Relief Committee of the Society of Friends

Irish Relief Committee, Brooklyn, New York (Excerpt)

Citation Information:"Irish Relief Committee, Brooklyn, New York" (Excerpt), Transactions of the Central Relief Committee of the Society of Friends during the Famine in Ireland. Dublin: Edmund Burke Publisher, 1852. (1996).

Irish Relief Committee, Brooklyn, New York

Excerpt
Appendix V.
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

(Signed)

WILLIAM M.HARRIS,
DAVID LEAVITT,
FREEMAN HUNT, JUN