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Title: John J Smyth, Castledamph to James A Smyth, Ontario
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, John James/25
SenderSmyth, John James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCastledamph, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
DestinationEssex Co., Ontario, Canada
RecipientSmyth, James Alexander
Recipient Gendermale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, Castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth
Doc. No.604181
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
Word Count530
Transcript[Front of envelope]
Mr. James =A= Smyth
Lock Box 4
Essex County

DE 1

[Postage stamp]
Postage Revenue

[Written at top]
Ans Dec 12 1892

[Written at bottom in pencil]

DE 1

DE 12

[Page 1]
December 1st=92

Dear James
Once more I [now?]
take the pleasure of writing
to you all to let you know
that we are all in good helth
[health?] at present - I may let you
know that Mary Duncan is
quite well now – Aleck [Alec?] is
pretty well also after the
fight - That day that Bella
wrote the Doctor and officer
and archibald J-P and the
Petty Session Clark and
a number of the police.
all was on the Seen [scene?]
Aleck [Alec?] had to be removed
to James Ried [Reid?] as William
Ried’s [Reid’s?] leg was Broken -
the Depositions of Both
taken down and a number
of Witness sworn all was
admitted [admitted?] to bail to the
Bench day the 9th of December

[page 2]
homerule [Home Rule?] was the cause
of it all. Ried [Reid?] shouted
for homerule [Home Rule?] comming [coming?]
up the Sandyhill.So he [would?]
been [sic] Better to not shouted
I will write after the Bench
Dear James we had a big
night on friday last we
had to give 8 the purple
and we had up David
Battie and wife and two
sons, Sam and William Jam [torn]
they stayed to next evening
the names – are} [Aene?] Duncan
our William - Thomas [McFarland?] [torn]
William [Nox?] - Thomas Huston [Houston?]
John McKnight - John Orr
and George Young - --
So we had a grand
night almost to cle [torn]
So Orangemen is Dowing [doing?]
well. - and I [never?] need [torn]
think to shout homerule [Home Rule?]
among such men

[page 3]
they [the] two young Batties is [sic]
[for?] comming [coming?] up again some
time in winter for a while & pay
Alexander ones I think I will
not write for some time
as they got some blame too,.
as far as your Uncle John
I think you need not
expect any from him,
[Nor?] I would not advise
you to write to him for
he had time enough to have
wrote [sic] to you long before
any Discord begin [sic] -
and he may think [thank?] himself
[for?] it all - as for the
[Straughroy?] people I was,
not speaking to any of-
them this long time when
I was up I heard them say
they would have to write
to you - so I suppose they
have forgot [forgotten?] since

[page 4]
Dear James you will think
we were slow this year
we. are only finishing our
potatoes this Day the weath [torn]
was very unfavourable for
diging [digging?] we have a very good
crop you will see by bellas' [Bella’s?]
letter that I was in Cookstown
[and?] flax Drew almost $20
I dought [doubt?] the alphabet
is not the wright [right?] kind as
I went into Strabane and they
would not [give?] it at all said
the [they?] [could?] not give it -
let your Uncle and Aunt.
know that I had a letter
from Annie the same day
I got your last one - I will
write to hir [her?] nixt [next?] week
Write soon - give our
love. and best respects to
your Uncle and Aunt and
to all - So no more at present
from you [your?] loving father
John J Smyth.