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Title: [William?] Smyth, Ontario to "Dear brother"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, William/13
SenderSmyth, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginEssex, Co., Ontario, Canada
DestinationCastledamph, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientSmyth, John J.
Recipient Gendermale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge
Doc. No.410247
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 28:10:2004.
Word Count430
TranscriptSouth Woodslee.,
March 16 91

Dear brother,
I received your letter of
February 26th and in answer
would Say as to clothing tweed
would be the best for suits.
fine white shirts home made ones
is no use in this country flanel
[flannel?] is used a good Deal
corse [coarse?] shoes is no good
either i think this is all thats
necessary in that line unmade
cloathing [clothing?] would be liable
to duty and it would not pay to bring
them. And as to anny [any?] of those
things it will depend on how you are
fixed as to money when he comes here
I will wrige [rig?] him up. As to the
working of horses he would have to
learn when he came here anyhow if he
has a liking to work with them it
will be allright [alright?] if he
comes to stay with me. The best
thing would be for [him?] to go to
School this yare [year?] and he wont
have to rise so early. Dont put your
selves to any expence in fixing him
onless [unless?] you are able. leave
that to me in my last i think I gave
you a history of every thing as to
farming and early raising I forot [forgot?]
to tell you why. the men in this country
has to dow [do?] all the milking besides
their other work and that has to be done
early this is all i think we are glad too
here [hear?] that you are all well or at
least reasonable [reasonably?] so, for
helth [health?] is one of the great Blessings
of this life.
you say you are near dun [done?] ploughing
and has fine weather and today we have about
eight inches of Snow and verry [very?] cold
no sines [signs?] of spring, Don't
forget to send four or more pounds of Brown
oats with James if he comes and some of the
whin seeds if you can get it. If James comes
by New York he may come through Canada on what
is called the canada Division of the Michigan
central or as we call it the C.S.R. or if by
quebec by the C.P.R.

[Diagram Of Map Drawn Onto Letter]

Call this windsor
[drawing of town]


Grand trunk G.T.R.
Canada picific [Pacific?] C [J?] R
Canada Southern M C R or C S R
(drawn in line to Woodlsee)
if you come in on the G T R or go to C S R
go to the M C R
and [Sepo?] Windsor
and back to Woodslee.

If you can make this out you will do well
Wm [William?] Smyth

Transcribed by Tony Flanagan