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Title: L Smyth, Co Tyrone, to J Smyth, Ontario
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Eliza Catherine/50
SenderSmyth, Eliza C. and John J.
Sender Gendermale-female
Sender Occupationunknown
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, Castledamph, Plumbridge.
Doc. No.410080
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 26:10:2004.
Word Count288
TranscriptDear Brother
After some time
I beleive [believe?] letters will be few
as time is so scarce.
There being no one to write
but me I still put it off
Well we had a heavy storm
of snow this last two weeks
but its disappearing these last
few days & work is going on
again We rec.[received?] two letters
from you some time ago &
I hear Chas [Charles?] McCullaugh
[McCulloch?] got one a day or two ago
John C is home since Sat evg [evening?]
I think he will help me to
finish this letter as he got
some news in Chas [Charles?] last night
Tillie is home this last while
I think she's for America again
Spring (sic) she did'nt like Kilrea
very well so they made her
come home
We had Jack Hay here since
Feby 1st his regiment is going
out in March. he is in Gortin
now We had'nt as good a
storm of snow & frost since
you & they were here 7 years
ago as we had this one
the water (sic) was frozen across
so you see every 7 years there
will be a change.
Alice Duncan left Sam last
night they quarelled about
something but Ill leave this
to John as he knows more
than I do.
Mathew Smyth is in a
terrible fix this last while
It appears he gave Sam Jordie
a rough handling one night
so Sam summoned him &
fined Mathew in (sic) 10 shillings
Well he has gone crazy since
as he believes our folks forced
Sam to summons but he is
watching for sheep hens &
everything he got [34?] sheep
but perhaps he will settle down
as we never spoke to Sam
about it for every one took
a turn at Sam but Mathew
was a little drunk it was
the night Bella was married
& I think there was fun with
Mathew about Plumbridge
We sent Mary £2 on Thursday
it will help her along
I dont know what to say
about your last letter I think
its a shame for you to act in
such a style with Aunt
Now you are again [against?] drink & if
any one would tempt you with
it as you say you do with Aunt (sic)
because she dislikes dancing &
you like it consider how you
would take it No more Liza