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Title: Cassie Smyth, Canada to “Dear Uncle & Aunt”
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Cassie/51
SenderSmyth, Cassie
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginEssex Co., Ontario, Canada
DestinationCastledamph, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
Recipient Gendermale-female
Relationshipwrites to her uncle and aunt
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, Castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth
Doc. No.508005
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 19:08:2005.
Word Count494
Transcript[no envelope]

South Woodslee
Dear Uncle & Aunt
As Jim is going to write to you I
thought I would put in a piece: [I?]
intended to write the last time he wrote but
was so busy in the office that I did not
get it done. Sometimes I am very busy
and then for a while, will not have much
to do.
We have had some real old fashioned March
weather the last few days. During the first
week it was quite warm, but now it is
cold and the wind is blowing hard.
I like the cold weather best for then
the mud freezes, but while it was warm
the mud was something terrible.
We were quite disappointed when cousin
Tillie did not come: I believe Jim was
more so than any of us. We are just
as well pleased that she did not come
then for we were wanting to send for
some things, and now we have the chance
which we would not have had, had she
come then. Jim will tell you some of the
things we want. If you think they could
bring them & keep them alive all the way

we would like some daisy and primrose
roots; those flowers do not grow in this
country, at least not in this part of it.
Jim sent you a package of papers some
time ago; I do not remember if he wrote
since; we might send some quite often if
we were not too lazy to put them up.
We are getting better acquainted with our
relations since James & Sara [?] came [fold]
we wont seem so much like strangers when
we go to see you all which we hope to do
some time. I wish you would come over
and spend a year with us. I should
think you could let our cousins take care of the
place for that time; it would be a nice trip
for you. We would like for father & mother to
go over to see you all, but I do not know when
we will get them persuaded to go.
Belle and I got our pictures taken and
were going to send one each to Aunt Matilda and
Aunt Eliza & write to them, but the pictures
were not very good; we have not yet decided
what to do with them. I wish some of them
would write to us. Well I will have to quit
now as it is almost time to go home. Have
not given you much news but Jim will tell
you all. We cannot give you as much as you can
send to us as father mother & Jim know nearly everybody
there and you folk do not know any one here.
It has taken me all afternoon to get this written
doing some work between times. Tell our cousins
we want them to write to us. Kindly
remember us to Aunt Matilda's.
Your loving niece
Cassie Smyth

Transcribed by Greg Floyd