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Title: J. J. Smyth, Castledamph to J. A. Smyth, Canada
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, John James/57A
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, Castledamph, Plumbridge.
Doc. No.412012
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 06:01:2005.
Word Count334
Transcript[Front of Envelope]
[Envelope addressed to]
Mr James Alexander Smyth
Southy Woodslee Box 4
Essex County

[MR 7?]

[Handwritten in pencil above the address]
Received April 5

[Handwritten across the address in pencil]
1 ½ stamp

[Back of Envelope]

AP 4

MR 23

[Page 1]

March 23rd 1893

My Dear James
Once more I take
The pleasure of Answering your
letter of March 4th wich [which?]
we received on 16th we were glad to
know that you were well and in good
helth [health?] - we were thinking
long for one and was wondering what
was the cause of the Delay -
But when you are well all is wright
[right?] - we are all in good helth
[health?] and has plenty of work to
do - William gilky has a ploughing
today one day would do us and one
would do Johny Elkin so we will Be
ready to sow on Monday we have two
or three fine Bags and appears like
Seedtime the ground is
getting Dray [dry?] and some is
crossploughing weating [waiting?] to
some one would put on the sheet
and commence sowing for the crows

[Page 2]
William has done nothing But plough
The young one is dowing [doing?]
very well. But takes good care it
was nearly Breaking off one day in the
plough - But done know [no?] harm it
will never need much of the whip and
is [quiet?] all the time But takes
good watching I do not know how it
will do in the harrow - I sent you a
paper that will give you Alex and [Kox?]
[Trayel?] Kred got his leg Broken and a
good Battering Besides and made nothing
of it - how are yous [sic] dowing [doing?]
there with regard to homerule [Home Rule?]
The [there?] are [sic] a great talk about
it here I do not Think it will pass if it
passes the [there?] may be a kind of war in
Ireland Something is the matter for cattle
is Down to nothing - you would get a good cow
from £4 10s 0d- to £6 0s 0d at present let
uncle know that we are all in good helth
[health?] I havent much news to send you
this time So I will Bid you good By for
the present from your father
John J Smyth [John James Smyth?]