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Title: W. Smyth, Castledamph, to J. A. Smyth, Ontario,
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, William John/11
SenderSmyth, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCastledamph, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
DestinationEssex Co., Ontario, Canada
RecipientSmyth, James A.
Recipient Gendermale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth
Doc. No.507006
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 15:07:2005.
Word Count501
Transcript[Front of Envelope]

Mr James Alex Smyth
Box 23 South Woodslee
Essex County

[Stamp Torn Off]

[Back of Envelope]
OC 15

[Written on Envelope]
Oct 15 1897

[Page 1]
               Oct 15th 1891
Dear Brother
            We received your
letter on friday 9th we are
glad to hear that you are all
well you wanted to know how
we did at the law with McConnell
we took the police to see it and
John McConnell Joseph and
James McNamee acknowledge [sic]
that it was them cut the wire
then we prossed them to the sessions
and they are all in strabane
today we do not know whether it
will be tried the day [today?] or
not this is the first day but we
will be fit to tell you in our next
letter We have all the corn
and hay in now and we
are digging at the potatoes

[Page 2]
this week but the weather
is very wet yet unless some
days they [there] were [was] a
very big flood on tuesday the most
of the holms [low lying land beside
a river?] was covered I  hear
everyone saying that they
were not as big a flood this
[these] ten years. We sold they
[the] young pigs on tuesday was a
week we sold one to uncle John and we
got pounds round for them all.
We have sold no sheep
this year only the ram
we got £1 12s 6d for him and
we will not sell anymore for
They are very cheap I think
we will have some up with
they [the] McConomys and some of
them with John morris the [they]
are pounding away of [off?]
Glensass yet and we have made
some say trespass for everytime.

[Page 3]
    I was over in Joe Duncans last
night for the first time I may say since
you left uncle charles has got married
to a girl the name of nickle [Nicholl?]
they [the] mcClellands has got a house
in Gortin and they are for leaving, the
plum [Plumbridge?] we will not sell any
of they [the] sheep that you gave
to John charles. my mother thought great
long about you in harvest when we were all
out father and mother is going up to omagh
again Saturday or Saturday week to get their
pictures taken. I suppose you think it
strange to be there besides at home tell me
in your next letter whether you would rather
be there is [as?] at home we have sold no
cattle this year yet. I think we will have
some in the plum [Plumbridge?] to morrow
but they are like the sheep they are cheap
I dont know what was the reason Joe did not
answer your letter aunt Tilda was telling
my mother at the meeting house one Sunday
that he would write to you when he has
all the corn and hay in he has not they
[the?] hay in yet. We spoke to Joe Young
about the note book and he said he would
look about it. I suppose you are for
learning more tunes I have no more to
say at present as this is my first letter
it is not well done.
William Smyth