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Title: Cassie Smyth, Ontario to "Dear Cousin"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Cassie/83(2)
SenderSmyth, Cassie
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationworks in an office and studies
Sender Religionunknown
OriginEssex Co., Ontario, Canada
DestinationCastledamph, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientSmyth, Bella Maggie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge.
Doc. No.410183
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 28:10:2004.
Word Count466
TranscriptSouth Woodslee, Ont.

Sept. 22/92.

Dear cousin,
I was thinking long
for your letter, but I supposed
you were busy I know if I had
not time to write in the office
I would not write as much as
I do. We have been very busy
all summer but the busiest
season is almost over now.
We had our grain threshed
this week. The machine was
about a day at our place. The
crops here are not good this
year and the prices are low.
Father will write to Uncle shortly.
It is so hard to get him at it
as he writes so seldom; you may
know how often when he does
not write to any one but Uncle.
James had a letter from you
last week. Did Auntie and
Uncle finish their visit at the
seaside, or did it still continue
too rough?
Tell Uncle that I wrote a letter
yesterday for father to Mr.
Archibald Duncan.
How do you like the thunder
storms, cousin? We have had
several heavy ones this summer
During the very hot weather
we usually hear thunder every
day, sometimes near sometimes
at a distance. Do you know I
enjoy them very much especially
after night when the lightning
makes everything look so wild
and grand.
We were very sorry to hear of
your Auntie s death. I suppose
death would be a release for
her, as she must have suffered
much before she died. Tell
auntie she has our sincere
sympathy in her affliction.
A frightful accident happened
about seven or eight miles from
here last Saturday morning
in which seven men were
instantly killed and several
others more or less injured one
of the latter has since died. It is
likely James will give you
particulars when he writes.
Annie and the baby are at
home now. Cousin Tillie is with
us again Annie is quite well
and Glen - its name is William,
[Glen?] "William" for its two
grandfathers is getting as big
and fat as can be we can almost
see him grow.
As you say James has no trouble
with flax this year. That is
something I have never seen. We get
the seed sometimes but that is
all we ever see, It is green in
some parts of this country but not
near here. When I visit the old
Country will want to see all that
is done with it. From what I
have heard them say it is not
very pleasant work. Kindly
remember us all to Auntie Uncle
and our cousins. What is the
matter that none of them write
to me any more Tell them
I want them to write the next
time you do.
from your ever loving cousin
Cassie Smyth

[Written upside down]

These envelopes are so thin will
have to put an extra paper in.