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Title: J. A Smyth, Ontario to "Dear Folks"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, James Alexander/65
SenderSmyth, James Alexander
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionProtestant (Methodist)
OriginEssex Co., Ontario, Canada
DestinationCo. Tyrone, N.Ireland
Recipient Gendermale-female
Relationshipwrites to his family
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge.
Doc. No.410304
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 09:11:2004.
Word Count322
Transcript[No Envelope]

South Woodslee
Nov, 5, 1903

Dear [Folks?]
This is Thursday morning. Just
ten o, clock. I am writing this note in
the post office, Aunt pulled through last
night but still looses in strength. I am
just after riding down with the Doctor
who was up seeing her and he tells me
that by tomorrow morning will be
about the end or about 24 hours more.
Now uncle signed that paper this
morning and I am posting
it to you so you can forward it to
him as he directed me to write you
in last night s letter
A few remarks on the affair aunt and
I could never agree on our right
to have old Margaret in place of
Archibald. We had [many?] short words
on this point as I am not like [Mary?]
I take my own part and what I think
is to my advantage, So now old
Margarets money is comming [coming?] and

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she does not know anything about it
Another point I wish to mention,
although these are strictly between us
and that is this, aunt and for that matter
the whole family have been so terribly
temperate all these years, They are all
beyond reason, now that they had to
bathe her in whiskey and Dr Sampson
ordered them to give her as nourishment
"Champagne the dearest kind of
alcoholic beaverages [beverages?], The
Champagne came in this morning and Dr
[Milne?] and [I] fixed the siphon before
we left. Of course Aunt won`t know what
it is as I don t know the taste of it
but it illustrate [sic] the point that
every thing in this world is of some use and
that use should not be abused, I was Just
thinking of these two points this morning and
more than I was likely [thinking?] [of them?]
The weather here has just been like June
up to yesterday but now its a
little colder,
Jasmyth [James Alexander Smyth?]

Transcribed by Gary Campbell