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Title: John C & Bella M Smyth,Co Tyrone to J. A. Smyth, Canada
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Bella Maggie/86B
SenderSmyth, Bella Maggie
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationfarming household
Sender ReligionProtestant (Presbyterian)
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.410133
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 27:10:2004.
Word Count505
Transcript[Letter 2]

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Castledamph April 21st 98

Dear Brother
As John has
written most of the news I
have only to finish and not
say much: Daniels runaway
has created some fun around
here as no one ever thought
of seeing him with a wife
I wish you could see him since
Sunday walking around and
her under his arm: She was
not took home at all her and two
brothers came to Dan s on Sat
night fun commenced on Sunday
and lasted till Tuesday night
the crowd was not large: but
any that went was ready for
a good drink: They went for the

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license yesterday: Johnnie & Sarah
and her and Dan she went to Whyte
and he went to Mr Steen but some
says they wont get license [licence?]
as they dont attend either places
she is a daughter of Lundy's as
the [they?] call him, There will be
some noise if they get married at Eden.
I had a letter from B Dunbar today her and
Mary was [sic] up in Mrs Dunn's at Easter
but did not stop only for their tea as they
were hurried with the potatoes at home so she
apologises for not visiting any others this
Miss Dunn is in bad spirits now as she has
to leave the school William Drove her up to
the Rectory on Tuesday to see if he would
forgive what was said and done but he
refuses to do

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anything only what he said he
wants one that can teach music: he told her
she should have £600 now and that would do
her and he would not allow Charles McCullagh
to have any benefit after what he
has said and done Every one [everyone?] is
sorry for Miss Dunn but the others deserve
it, he voted his own way in spite of all
Protestants and said a lot about the Rector
as well but Miss Dunn could not stop him.
she has been here once or twice to see if
father could do anything but its no use
speaking she must leave this time at the end
of June Its a great pity of her to be thrown
out and her money all away. You see School
Teachers is (sic) not always happy, more than
any other ones.

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I hope you will be successful in July and
whatever business you get watch and not
have a manager over you that can dismiss
you when he pleases without a cause.
Johnny McKinley Eden Fore is buried today
before he died he told them to work no more
for this year was the end of the world if
that would be so Miss Dunn might not mind
losing her pay.
John would only get £30 at the end of the
four years but he let it pass he may work
another while with good [forcing?].
We are sending you a paper of James Houston's
today. I think you will see in it an
Orangeman's daughter turned to Popery
Johnston of Ballykillbegs.
Your Sister

Bella M Smyth