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Title: [N.B. Smyth?],[New Orleans?] to [Dr. Andrew Smyth?],[Donemana?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Natalie Bouligny/14
SenderBouligny Smyth, Nathalie
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew Orleans, Louisiana, USA
DestinationCo. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientSmyth, Andrew Wood
Recipient Gendermale
SourceCopyright retained by Brendan O'Reilly, O'Reilly's Bar and Restaurant, Main Street, Dromara
ArchiveOriginal Held by Above Donor
Doc. No.9812027
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 24:12:98.
Word Count527
Transcript1707 Esplanade Ave.,
Dec 18th 1908.

My dear Doc
I see by the date that it is
just a month since our arrival & nothing
is yet done & nothing decided. Albert Sr.
[Senior?] told me yesterday that he was
watching the business & he was to have an interview
with the notary of the Bank, Vincent, The one
originally consulted about the lands when I
wrote to Albert about them some years ago.
I do not know what will be done. Young
Albert has changed his tune about Morgan
Gurley since Beckwith told him he knew him
to be a rogue & that he had come near
ruining his brother Ward. Beckwith says that
what he can do in the way of advice he
will do, but anything that requires physical
work, such as looking up titles & examining
papers he cannot do. I suppose Albert
will advise taking some lawyer. Beckwith
had promised to make a written statement
of his interview with Morgan Gurley. The
rogue would not say anything without Richardson
being present. Beckwith asked Morgan Gurley
if he considered his power of attorney irrevocable,
he said " no " but that the contract he had
made with Richardson, granting him 50%
was binding. Beckwith called it a cut throat
contract. He does not know whether it can
be broken or not. Nobody seems to know
anything. Everything hangs fire & I fear it is
urgent to act. It is a pity you did not
let me have the power of attorney, for
now we shall have to wait until the
deed is sent to you signed & returned.
There seems to be something stirring. I hope
it will not be detrimental. [Onnato?] the
real estate man told Arthie & me that properly
handled the lands were of great value.
The Baldwins, especially Albert Sr [senior?]
seems to take much interest, dont notice what I
said about Albert Jr [junior?] but if they come
to you do what they say. The money must be
returned to the McCain v Conery [Connery?] heirs[?]
first of all. I dont think anyone will lend it,
though it seems pretty good security. I think
probably they will offer shares in this Leader
Real Estate Co - the thing they turned your
claim into, the bondsmen. But this is
my speaking of nothing is yet decided upon.
As soon as it is I will write. I dont like
to fuss Albert for he said he was watching.
Arthie is having a grand time. Albert Sr
[senior?] has given her $250, Albert Jr [junior?]
$100 & Arthemise some $300 in dresses. It seems
such a waste of money when it is all needed
for important things. I know you cannot
dictate - They spend their money as they please.
I have had a cold since my arrival. The
heat is unbearable & though everyone is so
kind I have out grown the life & it means
fatigue & weariness. God grant everything
may come straight. I hope you will
have a happy Xmas & keep well. If you
are told to act dont put off things & dont
talk too much about your affairs.

Yours Nato