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Title: [?] South Woodslee to ‘Mon Cher Ami’
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, James Alexander/86(2)
SenderSmyth, James Alexander
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarm labourer
Sender ReligionProtestant (Methodist)
OriginEssex Co., Ontario, Canada
DestinationCo. Tyrone, N.Ireland
Recipient Gendermale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, Castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge
Doc. No.0511021
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Word Count235
Transcript[No Envelope]

[Incomplete letter]

South Woodslee
October 21st 1892
Mon cher ami
I now take the
pleasure of writing to you for
the first time I promised to
write to you when I left but
I left it off from one time
to another to it has run this
far but sometime is better than
never We are all well in
this Country and Tillie is
well too. Hoping the arrival
of this note will find you all
in good health
We have very nice weather
here this last month or more
some mornings is [sic] a little
frosty we had our first

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frost about a month ago
I suppose you people are
about finishing up your harvest
now we are far ahead in that
we have ours finished since.
August crops dont take as long
to ripen in this Country, oats
are sowed the same time as
the [they?] are in Ireland and
the [they?] are always ready for
Cotting [cutting?] in the
first week in August Wheat
is sown in September it is about
5 or six inches high now it look
[looks?] well for a good crop next year
The wheat crop was not as good
in this part of Canada this
year as it was last the crops
were all below the average this
year I hardly know what to tell
you that will interest you
but there is a great difference
between America and the
Emerald Isle farming is

[Letter incomplete]

Transcribed by Greg Floyd