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Title: J Houston, et al Co. Tyrone to James. A. Smyth, Ontario
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHouston, James/59
SenderHouston, James et al
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
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, Castledamph, Plumbridge.
Doc. No.410131
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 27:10:2004.
Word Count319
TranscriptFront of envelope

Mr James A Smyth
Essex County

FE 4

Back of envelope

Mr James A Smyth
Essex County

Letter 1

Castledamph July 22 96

Dear James
I am sorry to say
we are summoned again by Elkin
the [they?] are billed - for assult
[assault?] and wounding complainent
thereby occasioning him greavious
[grievous?] bodily harm - [Thomy?]
John C and [Jas?] Hay is all in
one summond [summoned?] and each has
got one I am sorry to let you know
that Big Robert Dunn Letterbratt
[Letterbrat?] is dead he was in Strabane
yesterday and comming [coming?] up
[Meenishask?] the horse [rusted?]
the cart went over the road and he
fell out and was killed on the moment
no person was with him - to [two?]
meen [men?] saw all that was working
at turff [turf?] but he was Dead
when they got his lenth [length?]
an Inquest was held on the mountain
and he was at home at night great
greef [grief?] is felt all around.
I am sending you ten pounds at this
time - its all we can give at this
time - we are not making much But
[leaving?] plenty out but we cannot
help it now we. have our tournip
[turnip?] thined [thinned?]
and [knedded?] at the Burn Cutt [Cut?]
William is Drawing at the turff [turf?]
I will send you the Omagh paper you will see.
all in it I am sending your uncle the belfast
So you will see. plenty about the 12th July
the weather is neither to [too?] weet [wet?]
or dray [dry?] at present I hope you had a good
12th in Canada by this time your examination is
over I hope you come out well - all well at present.