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Title: T Hay India to Mr. J A. Smyth, Canada.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHay, Thomas/57
SenderHay, Thomas
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationsoldier
Sender Religionunknown
DestinationEssex, Ontario
RecipientSmyth, James Alexander
Recipient Gendermale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge.
Doc. No.410180
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 28:10:2004.
Word Count290
TranscriptFront of envelope

Mr. James. A. Smyth
Essex Co

From No 4102 C Squadron
Pte [Private?] T. Hay 11th Hussars Rawul Pindiau
[RawalPindi?] India
G I Williams Lt for Capt
officer Commanding 11th Hussars

(Stamp Torn Off)

Back of envelope

DE 6

[Dec?] 27

[---?] Post Office

No 9/11/97
Rawul Pindia [RawalPindi?]

Dear Cousin
just a few lines to
you hoping you are quite well
and in the best of health.
Well Cousin I suppose you
have heard by this time as
I was over at Ireland on
furlough for three weeks
before I left all my Dear
Aunts and Uncles and
Cousins to come to this country
but I would have liked to
have seen you as well. Dear Cousin
I was at your house when your
paper came and letter I was
pleased to see that you have
passed your examinations
and hope you will get on
well when you get home again
I think you shall be home
before me I shall be out here
for 5 or 8 years yet which I
dare say you shall be married
and settled down before then
Dear Cousin the last letter
I had from Bella she said
Aunt and William were
going to the seaside but
I never answered the letter
until to day so I supposed
they will be vexed I suppose
you often think you would
like to be home instead of so
far away. Dear Cousin we
had a few good nights
sport with the school teachers
I forget their name I
know this they are a very
nice and jolly pair Dear
I like this station alright
so far although they call
it the whiteman's grave it
is full of fever. Dear Cousin
I will draw to a close
these few lines hoping you
are in good health and
strength as I am at present
in good health thank God
I remain your Dear
Cousin T. Hay to
J. A. Smyth

(Written at the top of the 1st page)
you must excuse
my writing I am not
much of a hand at it
write soon

(Written on separate piece of Paper)
T Hay
No 4102 C Squadron
11th P A 6 Hussars
Rawal Pindi

Transcribed by Gordon Drummond