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Title: Jonathan Smyth [Smith?], Liverpool, [England?], to James Smyth [Smith?], Moycraig, Mosside, Country Antrim, Ireland, 9 August 1845.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmith, Jonathan W/14
SenderSmith, Jonathan W
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationabout to sail for America
Sender Religionunknown
OriginLiverpool, England
DestinationMoycraig, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientSmith, James and Jane
Recipient Gendermale-female
SourceD 1828/29: Presented by James Steele, The Whins, Mosside, Ballymoney, County Antrim.
ArchivePublic Record Office Northern Ireland
Doc. No.708001
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument Added by JM
Word Count263
TranscriptTo: Mr James Smyth [Smith?]
Moycraig Mosside [Moss-side?]
Post County Antrim

Liverpool August 9th 18 [1845?]

Dear father & Mother I write these
fiew [few?] lines to let you know that
I have taken my passage in the
Thomas P [Cope?] we are to sail this day
at 12 oclock John Scott A Mcfadden
and the Beards is all that is in this
vessel Robt [Robert?] Liggat and family is
stopping until the 16 to gon [go on?]
to new york and I thought it
to [too?] expensive to stop and he advised
me not to stop for he thought that
it would be the 20 before she would
sail and that would be two [too?] long
for us to wait, let Clark fullerton
know that his daughter gones [goes on?] to
new york on Munday [Monday?] Along with
the Twaddels they payed 2..7s..6D we
pay 3..10s..0D in the steerage the 2 Cabbins [Cabins?]
was all taken up, Dear mother you
will be uneasey [uneasy?] when you hear of me
being left robert liggart but you
need not for I am as well with out
him as he had enough for to mind
without minding me keep up
your heart and do not grieve
for I am in good Spirits Give
my love to all Brothers and
sisters and little Robert John
I could say more but have only
5 minutes to write no more but
remain your son to Death
Jonathan Smyth [Smith?]

I will give you all particulars
in my first letter as soon as
I land I was not the least sick
JS [John Scott?] was sick A Mc..[McFadden?] DB..BaB [torn]
was all sick give my love to a [torn]
my enquiring friends
Smyth [Smith?]