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Title: [J. A. Smyth?] South Woodslee to ‘Dear Parents’
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, James Alexander/94
SenderSmyth, James Alexander
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
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.
Doc. No.511028
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Word Count216
Transcript[no envelope]
[Incomplete Letter]

South Woodslee
Dec 28th 1891

Dear Parents
Once more I
take the pleasure of writing to you
I received your last letter on the
17th inst and I got the note
book on Saturday night the [they?]
are not the third of the note book
now as I gave it away
We are all well here at present
Annie and Sarah both came
home on Tuesday night last I
dont [sic] know how long they will
stay. There was not very much
fun here on Christmas no
shootings or anything like that
here There was only one fall
of snow here yet and it did

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not stay very long it is a
very nice winter for so far
they use slays [sleighs?]
in this Country always when
there is snow
We all working in the woods
now a fellow has got to be
able to handle the axe and
the Cross cut saw as well as
as every thing else Mary is
right in the way she says
we are standing she knows
all of us you wanted to know
what sort of a play we were
at it is what they call
Croquet it is played by
mallets and balls striking
the balls through arches it is
a very nice play that is
what we were at in the …….


Transcribed by Greg Floyd