Letter from William Hinshaw to Thomas Greer
January 20, 1769

Sandy Creek, North Carolina, Orange County
20 January 1769

William Henshaw to Thomas Greer

Friend Thomas

Having this opportunity to let thee know I and all of us arrived safe after sealing ten weeks and three days saill and had our healths reesonable well for which favour with my move I am truly thankful at this time to the fountain from whence all good comes, at this time thy many favours also thy good advice is fresh on my mind.   In lue thereof can only remember my kind love to thee and thy family also may acquaint thee I have bought 68 acres of deeded land with 12 acres clear and pays 3/4 yearly rent.   I seem to like the country prity well   Jess has bought land not deeded for £12   Absolam has rented 30 acres if land, him and Moses Hamon for £2 for one year.   Having giving thee this short account of our undertaking I would be glad of a few lines from thee to know how thee and thy family is, also brother James and family whom I desire to be remembered to   wishing all your well fare;   if thee does favour me with a few lines please let me know the state of your meeting for my desire is for your growth and unchangeable truth.   I have no thoughts of changing my condition by marge as yet so having little more to add rests and remain thy assured friend

NB Remember my love to all enquiring friends and neighbours, not forgetting thee and thine, farewell saith thy friend

PS Further may acquaint thee; I live handy to four meetings, the farther of 12 miles.   I was at three meetings with Reachell Wilson from England, Samuel Morton from Phyladelphia was her comanion hear.   let Jacob Haddock and Joseph Haddock know their two brothers and families is well, to wit Jacob Henshaw and William.

Archive: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Reference: D/1044/165
Courtesy of Irish emmigration researcher Evelyn Cardwell

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