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Title: Jonathan Smyth [Smith?], Liverpool, [England?], to James Smyth [Smith?], Moycraig, Mosside, Country Antrim, Ireland, 11 August 1845
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmith, Jonathan W/15
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 1828/30: Presented by James Steele, The Whins, Mosside, Ballymoney, County Antrim
ArchivePublic Record Office Northern Ireland
Doc. No.708002
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument Added by JM
Word Count375
TranscriptTo: Mr James Smyth [Smith?]
Moycraig Mosside [Moss-side?]
PO Country Antrim

Liverpool August 11th 1845

Dear Parents

I now write you A fiew [few?] more
lines to let you know that I
am well and as merrey [merry?] as ever
I was I never was in better health
now happier except when I think
on the griefe [grief?] that my mother will
be in but I advise her not to
grieve for if God spears [spares?] me I will
not grieve and I hope that the
Lord has heard the prauer [prayer?] that
Mr McConaghie offered up for
me I do assure you that it touched
my feelings more than anney [any?]
thing ever was said to me give
my love to him in the kindest
manner as I wil [will?] ever respect him
I thought we would have sailed
upon the 9 but we were detailed
by the weather just as we
were ready to sail the wind began
to blow and we were put
back into the dock again this
morning the wind ceased and
and at 2 oclock we moved off
we are through all the gates
but one and we are to move
off into the river at 4oc [o'clock?] this eaveneing [evening?]
I have fell in with the
best of company 4 girls and 3
boys from [-----?]ey the [they?] are bound
for Philadelphey [Philadelphia?] they are
Verrey [very?] kind to me and I intend
to spark one of them as
she is yerry [very?] handsome A Mc [Mc Fadden?]
and I sleeps together the [there?] are
but 2 in every birth [berth?], we had
A verrey [very?] fine passage we came
in 26 hours we got all on board
that night and slept there ever
since we are All quite happey [happy?]
there was no inspection on
on [sic] anney [any?] thing that we had
I am full of curiosity I saw
more than ever I saw in my life
give my love to all my Brothers
and sisters and I will remember
them for their kindness remember
me to sister Esther and my
little favourite Robt [Robert?] J Smyth [Smith?]
and to all my friends who
think worth their while to enquire
after me I had short time
write before as the mail was now
no more but remains your son Jonathan
Smyth [Smith?]