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Title: E C Smyth, Castledamph to J A Smyth, Ontario
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Eliza Catherine/43A
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.505051
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 25:05:2005.
Word Count419
Transcript[Front of Envelope]
Mr James A Smyth
South Woodslee Lock Box 4
Essex County

[Stamp torn]
[Written over Envelope]
Rec [Received?] June 26 1894

[Back of Envelope]

JU 14

[This envelope held three
separate letters possibly placed there
many years ago. Because of this they have
been retained in this way. The first two
were written five months apart and the
third eight years later.]

JU 23

[Letter 1]

[Page 1]
January 10, 94
Dear Brother
I now take the pleasure
of writting [writing?] to you for
the first time this year and I hope
not the last we have some snow
here this last week and very
hard frost the most part of
it is all away today it rained
heavy last night William
Stewart is dead he died on
Friday morning the Funeral took
place on Saturday at 12 noon
William and Father went to it
Tommy was at the wake on
Friday night.

[Page 2]
I suppose you had a merry
Christmas their [there?] was a good
deal of you all together I suppose
you and Willie John had a
good time with the girls how
long is [are?] them two girls going
to stay you will have a fin [fine?]
time as long as they stay I suppose
Tillie and Sarah will stay a
while with you to [too?]. We had a
while [sic] fun last week as long
as the English man was here
their [there?] was some fun We were
down at Gilkies on Monday night New
Years night we were over in Moses
on Wensday [Wedensday?] night and
in Uncle James on Thursday night

[Page 3]
We were playing all sorts of
games we played [Ma---m?] and
Jack and catching the tin I
suppose you have not forgotten
your name yet tumble the stools
many a time it was called. Tommy
Hay showed them other plays
one called luggy one man stands
in Front and puts his hands on
his ears and the others stands
in a row behind one hits the
one in front on the hands he
has to catch the one he thinks
is right by the ear then if he
is not right then he catches
him and leads him up to the
front by the ear

[Page 4]
the [they?] were at other plays to
[too?] but the [they?] were tiresome
we played Blind Mans Buff the way he
plays it you would have to
name the one you would catch
Father showed them the way
to play the seven days of the week
and the Brogue their [there?] was
good fun that night in Uncle James
we locked the door that night
I hear Annie Dunne is awaiting
on Rebbeccaa [sic] sister
I think she is not dead yet their
[there?] is another woman dead over
the hill McKemmon Hopping [Hoping?]

Uncle Aunt Cousin and Friends
and Mr Allison is [sic] all well
No more

To James A Smith From Eliza C Smith
[Note at top of Page 1]
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