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Title: J. A. Smyth, Ontario, to John J. Smyth, Co. Tyrone.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, James Alexander/6
SenderSmyth, James Alexander
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationstudent
Sender ReligionProtestant (Methodist)
OriginEssex Co., Ontario, Canada
DestinationCo. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientSmyth, John J. and wife
Recipient Gendermale-female
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co. Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge.
Doc. No.308014
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 19:08:03.
Word Count232
TranscriptEnvelope addressed to: - Mr John J. Smyth
Co Tyrone
Postmarked on Front: -
ESSEX FE [February?]10 96 ONT. [Ontario?]
ESSEX FE [February?] [--?] [--?] [---?]
Written on front of envelope: "arrived February
22nd 1896 Saturday"

Postmarked on Back: -
NEWTOWNSTEWART FE [February?] 20 96
Fe [February?] 20 96 ONT. [Ontario?]
HAMILTON,CANADA FE [February?] 11 95

Envelope contains two letters and a brief note

Letter 1

Feb 9 1896

Dear Parents
I received your
letter last Thursday night
I am glad to know that
the people are all well
This is Sunday night. so I am
writing this letter before I go
to bed as I think I would
not have much time tomorrow
I was down at Woodslee since
Friday. came back this eve.
because there is some snow
and it would not be very
nice to walk to-morrow morning
I do not go down to
Woodslee every Sunday
but I was invited to a
party last Friday night
so I went and had a good
nights fun.
I see by your letter that
the Duncans had a big spree
well its is not a very creditable
affair to have a lot such
as they were. We are having
weekly examinations at school
now, these are just for the
purpose of seeing what
progress the pupils are making
I took third place in geography
paper last week 68%

Our next examinations is
in Grammer [grammar?] it is on Tuesday
I dont think I will do very
good in it as the papers are
pretty hard for me.
We have an entertainment
every other Friday and there
is a paper that the [they?] call the
Argus & anything That
one see (sic) going on during these
two weeks or see any pupil
do anything or say anything
that you would Think
would be a drive on him
or her (as the case may be)
It is put in this paper and
then read out at the meeting
some time there is some
pretty comical [pieces?] [wit?]
It has not been very much
Winter here yet and I dont
think the [they?] will be much
this year now; today it has
snowed some but it is not
cold. I do not think it is
near as cold as some other
Winters I have been here
All Woodslee people are
well I think Sarah Ann
is in Windsor now but I
don't know what she is doing,
Well I think this will do
for this time so I will go
to bed
James A Smyth