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Title: J. J. Smyth, Castledamph, to J. A. Smyth, Canada
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, John Charles/95B
SenderSmyth, John Charles
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationcarpenter
Sender Religionunknown
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
Doc. No.505580
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 08:04:2005.
Word Count494
Transcript[Letter 2]

[Page 5]
November 11th 97

Dear Brother
As I am at home
to day and not doing much
I thought I would send you
a few more lines as you
give me a good recommendation
the last one I sent
you. Father has nearly gave [sic]
you all the news perhaps
I will find some Im’ sorry
to tell you The Miss Dunbars
are for leaving at the end
of the month so we will
have a lonely winter &

[Page 6]
A good many people will be
glad at them going away.
She is getting a school at
Castlefin Co Donegal. They are
not content with the way they are
treated with the people and
Minister of this Locality. It
seems they were [sic] somebody to
carry stories to Mr. Steen, so It has
caused a great deal of trouble.
every body [everybody?] seemed to be
offended because they came to our house
and to Gilkison’s [Gilkinsons] and went
to no other house no body [nobody?] knew
that they were going away till [until?]
it appeared in the Whig That
there was a Male Teacher wanted
for Eden National School It
appears that he will have nothing
more to do with the Female sex

[Page 7]
Jonnie [Johnnie?] Glass has got married
on the 28h [th?] last month to a Miss
Graham. Rylands. John [sic] bro.
[brother’s?] wife is her Aunt. Samuel
the policeman was at home and he told
them. that which ever of them would
leap a Flax dam would marry first
so Jonnie leaped it and Bob
fell in so Jonnie Had the [pleasure?]
of the honney-moon [honeymoon?] by leaping the
dam. Willie Elkin went yesterday
to apply for an attendant
in the Asylum. his salary will
start at 20 pounds and rise [1£?]
annualy [annually?] to 32£ If he gets
in He will save money. I will have
fine sport this winter they [there?] are
plenty of rabbits and I think I
will be able to shut [shoot?] a good
many of them I have shot about
five already 'and for crows
I dont know how many

[Page 8]
They [There?] were seven or eight partridges
on Roberts Hill one day I fired
two shots at them, I think I killed
one, It fell in about Moses Ballantines
Glen But I could not get it.
Another day I rose two moorhens
But they were to [too?] far of [off?] me
I thought I could not shoot them so I let
them go by. I think I will get a
ferret about a week this winter
and we will have some fun.
I think the [there?] will be a good deal
of Rabbits about McKernans Land this winter
I got four last winter over at McKernans
I could [sic] had a good deal
more last winter If I had a gun
But I will have one this winter
So Good By [goodbye?] at present
John Chs [Charles] Smyth

Willie John was
glad to get your
J C [John Charles?] Smyth