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Title: [L.A.?] Duncan, Straughroy to J. A. Smyth, Canada
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileDuncan, Lizzie/74
SenderDuncan, Lizzie
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationfarming household
Sender Religionunknown
OriginOmagh, N.Ireland
DestinationOntario, 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.410128
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 27:10:2004.
Word Count514
TranscriptFront of envelope

Mr James A. Smyth
South Woodslee
Essex County
Box 23


Oct 16 91

Back of envelope
00 16
6th October 1891

Dear Cousin James

As now I
take the pleasure of answering
your last letter which I received
long ago you must think me
very ungrateful for not answering
sooner but you must excuse
me this time as I had hardly
a minute to myself this last
while being out every day since
the harvest commenced and
we got it safe in on Friday
last but all the while I did
not forget about your letter.
I suppose you have hardly any
bother with harvesting out there
besides if you were at home
Dear cousin I did not hear any
word from Eden this long time
only I had Tilda & Maggie up
on Sunday and Maggie was
saying that your people was
[were?] comming [coming?] back and forward
to their house again and she is
very angry at you for not
sending a letter to one of them
all that they done for you
when you went away and
she thought Joseph would not
answer your letters you might
write to one of them Joseph
compounded with his creditors
in Newton at 10s [shillings?] in the pound
and he is carrying it on his
own name so he has all in his
own name I suppose you
have heard of your Uncle Charlie
being married to a Miss Nicholl.
I suppose you have a guess who she is
the last time you & I were talking
we thought it would have been
Tilda but he has passed her by
are there [is there?] any word of you getting
married out there dont forget
to send us word and we will
go over to the wedding you dont
appear to be much failed in your
picture you cant be fretting much
about your old country or you
would not be so stout I suppose
you have got over home sickness
now Dear James I did not hear
of your people going to law and
I was asking my father did he
hear of it and he said he did not
I suppose it will be tried at
the comming [coming?] sessions I will get
the papers and if I see it in it
I will send it over to you
so I think I must conclude
this letter to have it posted
for the mail in time so with
fond love to yourself I close
this letter I remain your cousin.
dont keep me as long waiting
for an answer as I have kept you & tell
me how you are doing for it was no longer
than last night I was dreaming about you
whatever put you into my head.
anything I hear I will
tell you Sara was down
with your mother for a
fortnight I think now I
must close this letter &
we all join in sending
our love to you and
hoping that you will
get along well and now
I must close hoping to hear
from you soon again
I remain your Fond Cousin

goodbye [L.?]Duncan
write soon
give our
love to
our cousin

Transcribed by Greg Floyd