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Title: [J A Smyth?] Ontario to ‘Dear Parents, Brothers & Sisters’,
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, James Alexander/95
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.
Doc. No.605052
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Word Count494
Transcript[no envelope]

[letter incomplete]

South Woodslee Ont

November 22 1892

Dear Parents, Brothers & Sisters.
In answer to your
letter of the 20 ult. I am glad
to know that you are all
well, we are all well here
at present. I intended to
write a week or two ago
but I waited to see if I
would get another letter
but I received none yet
though it is very likely I
will have one this week.
I see by your letter you had
another bad harvest If you
could trade some of our
weather for your wet thing [sic] (or

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as they [the?] Irish say swap) that
it would suit both places very
good [sic] but I dont think we can
swap it. They [there?] were [sic] good profit
in them [those?] lambs of Laughlin’s a good
way of making money, I would
try and match the Smyths
but dont get into law but as
little as you can help and above
all things dont have no [any?]
arguments or calling you can keep
from that It is not very nice for
anybody: A fool uttereth
all his mind but a wise
man keepeth it in till
afterwards. I did not here [hear?] any
word about they [the?] letter that
Cassie got nor I did not
see it either I intended to
ask for it but I did not
I started this letter in Woodslee
and I am going to finish it in St Thomas.

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St Thomas Nov 24th 1892
I came from Woodslee here
yesterday the folks here is [sic] all
well Charles says he send [sic]
his best respects to you and
to tell you that they are all
well There was about an
inch of snow in Woodslee
and there is about 14 here
it looks like winter. I dont know
whether I will go to Woodslee
today or not I may stay till
tomorrow. It cost me 5 dollars
from Woodslee here and back
The baby is quite a size
now and is doing well
I think they [the?] pictures should
have been better when they
cost that much that is
dearer than they would be
here I know they [the?] names of

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of [sic] them [those?] young Orangemen
I hope they dont get drunk
like some of the Older ones.
That is one fault is to find in Orangemen
in every Country and another thing
to [too?] many roughs among them,
they are not so strict in regards
drinking there as they are here,
they dont use it in the lodges in
no way here, I dont think I
will get a place to learn
Telegraphy I will have to give
it up and I dont know what[?]
about going to College I dont
like farming it is too cold in
winter and there is not much
money it [in?] it I have saved about
110 dollars for my year that is
about all the money I have at
present [--?] all my spending [scored out]