Memorial of the inhabitants of Strabane to John James, Earl of Abercorn
'We inhabitants of Strabane, beg leave, with all due respect and with sincere gratitude to return your Lordship thanks for your liberal donation to our fund established for relief of the poor. With respect of your Lordship, was unsolicited and it comes at a time when the distress of many indigent creatures in this place will require peculiar exertions of charity; this circumstances my Lord enhance the obligation and demand our warmer acknowledgements. Your Lordship may be assured that agreeably to your Lordship's wishes we will persevere in doing everything in our power to give permanence to the institution to which you have so generously contributed. Such benevolence is the natural result of feelings which do honour to the distinctions of nobility. That you may long live to enjoy these blessings with every happiness they can possibly bestow, is our sincere and ardent wish.
Signed by the following residents:
Surname Given Name ALEXANDER John ALLEN Archibald BARCLAY John CASHORE Andrew CRAWFORD W[illiam]. EDIE Nathaniel EDWARDS Nicholas EVANS John FENTON Benjamin FLEMING James FLEMING Patrick FLEMING William GAMBLE Andrew GASTON James GIBSON Joseph HAMILTON Claud HAMILTON James HAMILTON Jane, widow HAMILTON Thomas HAMILTON William HARVEY Adam, Rector of Camus HOLMES John INGRAM Jocelyn JENKINS Andrew KERR Josias KERR Robert LYON James MCNEALLANY George MEASE Andrew MORTON Samuel NEILSON William ORR James PATTON James POLLOCK William PORTER Frederick PORTER Robert REA George ROSS William ROULSTON David ROUSSE James SMYLY William SPROULL James STANNUS Ephraim STEVENSON James