Irish Emigrant Society

“Among the various useful and benevolent associations, for which this city has justly obtained so much celebrity, perhaps no one is of more direct importance to its welfare — and, consequetly, no one more desrving the generous contribution of its citizens — than the Irish Emigrant Society…… It is the benevolent and praiseworthy object of the Emigrant Society, to exercise a watchful supervision over all impoverished emigrants on landing here, give them temporary shelter and assistance by the most careful and judicious management, and with the least possible delay to facilitate their passage to the Western States, where the resources of the country are abundant, and where alone the object of the emigrant in coming here — that of bettering his condition — can be safely calculated on. …..”  ( Liberator, July 5, 1850, pg 3)