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Title: John Smith, Ballymoney to Mrs James Smith, County Antrim
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmith, John/202
SenderSmith, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationinn keeper and distiller
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBallymoney, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
DestinationMoycraig, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientSmith, Jane
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD 1828/59: Presented by James Steele, The Whins, Mosside, Ballymoney
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.9808328
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 14:08:98.
Word Count445
TranscriptTo: Mrs James Smith

Ballymoney Wednesday Evening

Dear Mother I wish to inform
you of A plan that I have
thought of pursuing & it is as
follows, that I think it might
bee [be?] A very good plan to try &
get Jane Gray to come to me
And that her and Mary J Could
Doo [Do?] in the house if I were not
present And that if Mary J would
need to go home At Any time
that some of the rest could come
in As any of them could Doo [Do?] when
She would bee [be?] Constant there
As I would not like to
leave one or two of them either
their lones to the rude insults
of ones that wee [we?] must bear if
wee [we?] hold sutch [such?] A situation
And As She was Accustomed A
little to the buisness [business?] I think
that is the best way that
I Can Doo [Do?] As I never could get
one hands turn Done if I were
kept in this way but wee [we?] can
see About it when I Am home
but I Assure you that I Cannot
get one thing Done As yet for
I Am Affraid [Afraid?] to bee [be?] out
Any length of time for the [there?]
Are some Able hooks here
and rcuire [require?] to bee [be?] watched
NB I want William to take
the rest of the pottle barls [barrels?] &
wash it well and send it in on
the Middle Market day for to
hold water & if ever the recuire [they require?]
one for the same purpose I will
get them one And you will bring
one other square bottle with you
And the lock that Robt [Robert?] brought
home with him, the rest can bee [be?] ready
to come here on the Market Day to see
how the [they?] will like it, R.J sends his
love to his Grand Ma Miss & the whole
of you And says that hee [he?] would
stay here All the time, he sends
his Grand Ma, And his Unckle [Uncle?] William
rose buds A piece And his love to Wm [William?]
And he would like to see his Gr. Ma [Grandmother?]
on the Market Day & William to [too?] I remain |John
your Son with respect |Smith

NB if you would send or bring
in the small keg I will give it
A coat of paint And it will bee [be?]
as well here in use As standing
idle, you will have my cord trowers [trousers?]
washed but Doo [Do?] not bring them
in As I will rcuire [require?] them when
I go home, you need not bring my
boots with you As yet