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Title: Willie [?], Castledamph to James A. Smyth, Ontario
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileGilkinson, William/124
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.604144
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
Word Count383
Transcript[Front of Envelope]

Mr James A. Smyth
Windsor Box 626
Ontario. Canada

NO 24

[Postage Stamp]
Postage and Inland Revenue
One Penny

[Written upside down]
8 2
3 3
11 5 15

[Back of Envelope]

DE 4

NO 24

[Page 1]

November 23rd 1899

Dear Cousin
In answer to your
letter of the 22nd.,. inst was glad
to hear from you once more I
would have written to you before
this but the time flies past so
quick and leaving it off from day
to day [at?] last you get careless
and quite forgets [sic] about it
alltogether [altogether?]
I see by your letter you are going
to have a pretty hard examination
this time but I hope you

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will pass this time as well as
the last never let it into your mind
that you will not you know a faint
heart never win [sic] a fair lady
The war is the whole talk of
the people here now the English
are getting it hard enough but
they will win in the end We
had not much fun on [Halloween?] night
it was very quiet There was a kind
of party in James Campbells Tom
& John Charles was at it and that
left it Dull about home as the
rest of us did not go out at all

[Page 3]
The Band was in Newtownstewart
on Saturday last they are building
an Orange hall in it. The foundation
stone was laid that day there was
twelve bands in it we all went
on Cars this time there was seven
Cars and they looked splindid
[splendid?] every one who had a car
bilonging [belonging?] to the Lodge
had to take it ----
I am sure you will be surprised
to har [hear?] of John McFarland
being married to Lizzie Dunbar she
has turned him back from his
evil ways so that is not so
bad he is back at Eden Meeting

Robert McFarland has got
into a [sic] with the girls at last
There is a girl in barness [Barnes?]
that has a Baby and she has left
Robert down for the Father of it
but I dont believe he is guilty
he will get a lot of trouble
over it at any rate we are working
up at Georges James' to-day he
[left?] on Tuesday last. There was
ten of us up with loads for him he
has got a fine farm up there
We [are?] all well at present
Your ones was talking
about sending you some Money in this
Your Cousin Willie
Write soon