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Title: Bella M Smyth, Castledamph to James A Smyth, Ontario
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Bella Maggie/18
SenderSmyth, Bella Maggie
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationfarming household
Sender ReligionPresbyterian
OriginCo. Tyrone, N.Ireland
DestinationEssex Co., Ontario, Canada
RecipientSmyth, James Alexander
Recipient Gendermale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth
Doc. No.0605059
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
Word Count499
Transcript[Front of Envelope]

Mr. James Alex Smyth
Southwoodslee Box 23
Essex County

[Written above address]

[Back of Envelope]

JY 28

AU 8

AU 8

AM [-?]

[Page 1]
July 28th 1892

Dear Brother
Once more I take
the pleasure of writing you
these few lines to let you know
that we are all in good health
hoping you are all enjoying
the same, I suppose you have
heard something about the
kind of times we have in this
country at present the [they?]
are very troublesome but I think the
elections is all over now the
day for North Tyrone was the
Friday after the Twelfth but I
am glad to say that Lord Fredrick
Hamilton has gained the victory
the news reached Plumbridge
on Saturday the 16th the fair day
it was no sooner heard than all
the band boys that was in the

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fair started home and them
that was not in it was warned
in a short time they were all
gathered here about five o clock
and they started about six,
such an evening I think
never was seen, they all said
when they came back that it
was far better than the Twelfth
cheering and shouting and
firing shots and burning
bonfires went on till nearly
twelve oclock in the night and
great calling of Jno [John?]
There is some talk about
the bands going to Baronscourt
again the Twelfth of
August and if they go there that
will be another great day.
So I think that nobody
can say that the [they?] are idling
this year above all years.

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Dear brother I suppose you
will be astonished when you
will hear that the McConnells
case is adjourned for another
half year they were all up
at Omagh and spent I may
say a whole week but it was
all no use, it was the last
case on the list, number 144
and the judges had not time
to get it tried there is 21 cases
untryed [untried?] forbye [for by?]
it and the [they?] are all left
there till March
but again that time it will
be nearly the first on the list
but I think first or last it
will hardly ever be got finished.

We have very nice weather
here this last week or fortnight
and I think it is very much
needed at present for hay and
turf and everything else

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There is [sic] some people
gathering their turf and some
working at turnips, we have
not all our turf rickled [stacked?]
yet but if this weather stands I think
it will not be long. William
is picking all the dry ones
and drawing them home
this two or three days so we
will have some of them safe
this year. I suppose by this
time you have all the wheat
secured you have an easy way of
doing everything there besides
in this country.
Our young pigs will
be ready for sale again
Tuesday week so they are just
in right time there is a good
price for them at present from
24 shillings up to thirty each
No more this time
Your affect; sister
Bella M. [Margaret?] Smyth