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Title: [?], Castledamph to "Dear Cousin"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileGilkinson, William/86
SenderGilkinson, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCastledamph, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
DestinationEssex, 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.511042
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
Word Count276
Transcript[no envelope]
[part of letter missing]

Dec 28th 1893

Dear Cousin
In answer to
your letter which I received
on Friday 22nd inst and was
glad to hear of you being
well we are all well here
at present we have the Ball
over us now and a good
one it was it was the best

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I have seen yet there was
not an angry word all [night?]
nor not even one Drunk
everything was quiet Dan gave
the best of music and there
was lots of dancing it was
clear before they gave it up
Christmas was very dull here
this year I might say it was
not worth talking about The
weather is very wet here now
it is raining away every day

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there has been very little snow
this winter yet but we may
have enough of it before May
you want to know how me
and Alice is [sic] doing well I
will tell you that I was not
in their house since you left
nor I have not even been
talking to them this long time
they have made perfect flirts
of themselves they have not one
to speak to them now unless
and I guess he will do them

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very well. I see minnie Duncan
often but not near enough to
speak to her I have not seen
Beck Dunne this long time her
and Annie is [sic] still at home
for the rest they are all well Miss
Dunne is getting along well but
fear [sic] you would not care for
being at School now they are all
small ones that is [sic] at it now
Joe is still with Uncle Charles
and he is getting along well.

[letter incomplete]

Transcribed by Greg Floyd