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Title: Liza Smyth, Co. Castledamph to James A. Smyth, Ontario
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Eliza Catherine/3
SenderSmyth, Eliza Catherine
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginCastledamph, Co, 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.0410274
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
Word Count458
TranscriptFront of envelope

Mr Jas A. Smyth

MR 1

Back of envelope

MR 1

MR 14

Feby 29th 1904

Dear Brother
A few more lines today
just to let you know how Willie John
is Well I am glad to say he is
still improving the Dr. gave him
a couple of pills yest [yesterday]
evg. [evening?] & they have openeded
[opened?] the bowels. I think
all danger is past he had gave him
a couple of powders on Friday
but they failed to act so if the pills
had not done he would been up
today & I suppose he would gave
something stronger he is allowed
half a cup of tea & two arrowroot
cake some chicken soup but on
no account to let him up out
of bed.
The Eden and Castledamph
scholars had their Photo taken
about three weeks ago we have got
a copy of each am sending them
to Mary so you will see some
of your old friends I am sure
you won't know any of them
unless Miss [Dunne?] & Lizzie &
Willie John. the sun for change
happened to be shining so that pretty
near the half of them closed their
eyes or looked down, its very hard
to get a group of children taken
right Archie McCullagh is wearing
glasses so he had to take them
off so he does not look to [too?] well
he favoured Willie John with
giving him one of his dogs to keep
while the picture was being taken.
Willie John was pretty near never
having to sit for another picture
we have not a picture of him
separate and it was one thing I
always would liked to have
William & Tom are over beyond
ploughing but its appearing to
snow some so that its cold for
to work outside.
John Charlie had a pain in his
knee or rather below it for a
couple of days last week he
went to work today but it is
not right better. We had a letter
from Annie & Mary today. I must
try & write to Annie shortly. I see
Mary knew something about cold
this year she says you are not
enjoying yourself like what you
used to. I think people helps to
enjoy themselves if they look
always at the dard [dark?] side of life
its sure to look dark at them try
and see everything bright & it will
look brighter. Father always is meeting
trouble half way so I would strongly
advise no one to follow his way. I
was telling Tom yesterday he would
soon be as good at scolding a [as?] ever
Father was, he was thinking he would
be late for meeting & everything was
a bother to him at least he took it that
way. I must close now so good bye [goodbye?]


Transcribed by Kyle Smith