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Title: Liza Smyth, Castledamph to J. A. Smyth, Ontario.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Eliza Catherine/17
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.0505040
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 25:05:2005.
Word Count504
Transcript[Front of Envelope]

Mr Jas. A Smyth

10 PM
SE 25

[Back of Envelope]

SE 25

OC 4

Sept 25th 1906

[Page 1]

Dear Brother
Your letters of Thur
[Thursday?] night & Friday
morning we rec [received] today
Tuesday, had a message from
you Sat evg [evening]
glad to know you are getting
such fine weather on sea
We had no rain since [sic]
have got the meadow cut & some
of it up. Today they are all at
the turf. Mother Mary & I are

[Page 2]

alone I dont know how it
is but its seems when any
one is here we have as much
more work to do now
yest [yesterday?]
& today we are I might say
idle perhaps the good weather
helps everything to look better
& work seems easier.
Everything is going on as
when you left. Mr Loney
is staying this week & perhaps
if the weather keeps good he
will stay longer
We had Mr Kyle here

[Page 3]

Sat night with Bob
Campbell he has a different
way of doing things from
Mr Loney I have always held
the opinion that people of
your own age take better
effect than older ones I am
sure if you had been talking
to him you would [sic] not went
away with the same ideas of
what religion is He took
them [sic] two books of yours
with him "Opposites" & Bible
Problems I did not think we would

[Page 4]

get anyone to read them so
quick. he looked over them
& when he was going he asked
if he might have them to read
He said he was going to come up
last Tue [Tuesday?] with your map
& see you about how Ministers
get along over there he has
some thought of going out
there later on.
I will get the names of all
who took the pledge the number
last night was 28 so through
you & Loney the drink may

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be brought down at any rate
I hope so. Yest [Yesterday?]
Andies women were putting in the
hay & our men were working at ours
so Willie Thomas Houston [Huston?]
called over to them to go and
get a gallon of Whiskey & some
men & the hay would soon be
put up but Bob Warnock
told him the tent had put an
end to that work he laughed
as much as to say its only
a sham. But its like what
Kyle said John Orr had
Willie Barker building his flax

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& I suppose his talk was
everything but plesant [pleasant?]
at night he said he told Mr Orrs
[Orr?] he would let the flax stay
in the Field to Xmas before he would
have a man like him to build
it. So I think we will let the
hay rot before we give the

Madge was at meeting Sunday
& came to the tent afterwards
I gave her a penny to see what
she would do with it but when
the plate came she put it in
Sandy & Wm [William?] lifted the
collection I hear a lot saying
the [they?] miss you
Love from all your sister Liza

Transcribed by Greg Floyd