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Title: John J Smyth, Castledamph, to, James A Smyth, Ontario.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Bella Maggie/21B
SenderSmyth, Bella Maggie
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationfarming household
Sender ReligionProtestant (Presbyterian)
OriginCastledamph, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
DestinationEssex Co., Ontario, Canada
RecipientSmyth, James Alexander
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge.
Doc. No.310016
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 17:10:2003.
Word Count282
Transcript[Letter 2]

[Page 1]
Dear Brother
Father is in a
Hurry and the pen does
not please him so he told
me to go and finish it
We are busy preparing for
the twelfth as usual we have
not done much new unless
paper the room but we will
not have them here long anyway
They will leave here about
eight in the morning and
not back till eight at night
The band is for the Plum
to-morrow night the [they?] were
going last friday but they
did not all attend they
have put on two new skins
on the small drums they will
be ready tomorrow night.

[Page 2]
Father, Tommy, William
John Gilkison, and Joe
is (sic) all getting new sashes
from Belfast. William,
is the same as before
price £11.6d they were all
for getting new band cape
but the time was short
when the [they?] took the notion so
they will make the old ones
do this time Mr Steen is
for preaching an Orange
sermon again Sunday
and they are all for wearing
the sashes so that is a
new thing the Protestants
will attend too

[Page 3]
He gave out the best last
Sabbath Exodus 13th Chap
and I forget the verse but
[its?] about the Divine Pillar
They all think that it will
be a good one you will
see a copy of the summons
they got printed, in this
letter, they have all got one
for tomorrow night, the
band is not too large this
year as there is a good deal
will not play, None of the
Gordons will play any [nor?]
Jamey Hay never come [nor?]
George Young neither so there
are some absent No more now

Bella M. Smyth