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Title: [S. Meek?], Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada to a Friend.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Sender Genderunknown
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginSmith Falls, Ontario, Canada
Recipient Genderunknown
SourceT 2675/7: Copied by Permission of Joseph Halliday Esq., 341 Albertbridge Road, Belfast.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9007143
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 06:09:1993.
Word Count451
Smiths Falls 15th Mar [March?]/73 [1873?]

My Dear Friend
You can
not think how very glad
I was to hear from you
& Miss Davison again
I received your letters
by this evening's post and
haste to reply I often wondered
what had happened
to my friends on the
other side of the Atlantic
I feared that I had
offended you all, as I have
not had a letter from
any one since last Septem[ber?]
you had answered my
former letters so punctually
that I often puzzled my
brain thinking why you
did not write I had come
to the mortifying conclusion
that it must be my
own fault, that I had not
made my letters more interesting
I was glad to hear
that your dear Father &
Mother were quite well
Pa so often speaks of them
I am sure you will have
(or have had I should say as
you will be at home e'er
this reaches you) a pleasant
time in Belfast I have
some very sweet recollections
of that city or rather of
some persons in it, but
I fear poor me is quite
forgotten. I have so many
things I would like to write
about I do not know where
to begin. I was delighted to
learn that the numbers of
the "No Compromise" true to their
name have continued to
stand up for the sacred cause

so dear to my heart
I trust the time is not far
distant when all organizations
for the spread of Temperence
[Temperance?] will not be needed &
that all our people will rejoin
in the total overthrow of King
Alcohol, till that happy time
comes, let us work with a will
putting our trust in the
All mighty and All wise
if it will encourage you all
in the good work & had you
to think) if your Temple ever
meets with persecution) that
we suffer in common, we
had a rented Hall and one
evening when we were about
to open the Lodge a message
came for us to leave the Hall
immediately, through some one
getting up a scurrilous report
about some of our members
that was wholly untrue no time
was given to examine the matter
but then & there although it
was pouring rain, we had to
move our furniture out
fortunately one of the members
had an empty ware room
& we met there for a time
& now we have the prospect
of getting a hall of our own
I think the wetting we got that
night did us all good
It strikes me very forcibly
that you promised me your
carte de visite please send
me one in your next
I would like to have it so
Yours [S. Meek?]