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Title: Elizabeth Hay, Liverpool, to J J Smyth, Castledamph.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHay, Lizzie/31
SenderHay, Elizabeth (Lizzie)
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginLiverpool, England
DestinationCastledamph, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientSmyth, John James
Recipient Gendermale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth
Doc. No.508017
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 23:08:2005.
Word Count371
Transcript[Front of Envelope]
Mr John James Smyth.
Co Tyrone.
[Name and address
also written in pencil?]

5 PM
OC 4

[Back of Envelope]
[Written in Pencil]
Miss Lizzie Hay
51 Bute Street
Arrived October
6th 1896
From Lizzie Hay
[Written in Pen]

[Stamped Twice]
10 45
OC 5 96

[Letter 1]
[Page 1]
Oct 4th 1896
51 Bute St
Dear Uncle & Aunts,
I now take the pleasure
of writing to you to let you
know that we are still alive.
hoping the arrival of this will
find you all the same hoping
all our friends is [sic] well.
Dear Uncle you must excuse
us for not writing to you
before this Dear uncle my
father was vexed at Tommy
when he came home he told
that he was never any good
as he believed all he was told

[Page 2]
about him in Ireland so him
and my father had a row
about it so my father said
he would write no more till
he would be able to find it
out as Tommy said he was not
going to stop here any longer
he would go to lodgings so
my father told him he could
please himself so he did he
was in lodgings 14 months
he came in the house to see
us every day until he got an
old soldier in the stable and
coxed [coaxed?] him to list so he
went away on the 25. of September
last month he never told us nor
the man he was living with

[Page 3]
that he had joined he went away
and never let on he was going he
joined the.
11th Hussars
No 4102
Cavilary [Cavalry?] Depot
his regiment is out in India 4 years
but he may be over at Christmas
as he will be drafted away next
June to India he may be down and
he may not. I have not much at
present as I dare say father will
be writing Tuesday or Wednesday
and he will tell you all about
it Tommy has not wrote to us
yet we are expecting one from
next week. Jack and bob send

[Page 4]
their best love to all our friends.
Father is out on duty he did
not know I was going to write
I have no more to say at present
I dare say billy and me will be
over about Easter we were coming
-XMas only we were too upset
about tommy hoping all our
friends is [sic] well.
No more at present
From Elizabeth Hay
To her Aunts uncles
& cousins.
Please excuse the writing

Transcribed by Greg Floyd