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Title: "Sep," New Orleans To Dr. Smyth, [Ardcame?], [Donemana?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew Orleans, Lousiana, USA
DestinationCo. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientWood Smyth, Andrew
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends, business
SourceCopyright Retained By Brendan O'Reilly, Main St. Dromara
ArchiveOriginal Held By Above Donor
Doc. No.9810120
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 20:11:98.
Word Count271
TranscriptNew Orleans
Oct 29th 1906.

Dear Dr. Smyth,
I hope
you will not think one presuming, but the
deep interest and love I have always shown
you and yours impels me to write to you. I
hear from outside sources that you have
some lands which are about to be sold for
taxes. These lands have increased immensely
in value by the fact that two railroads come
into New Orleans through them. There seems to
be a plot hatched by some lone company to
buy them cheap and resell. With a little
effort, but without delay, you can save them.
The lowest estimated value (if properly handled)
is something like $300,000. I hold this from
good authority. I earnestly pray that you may
realise this. I am deeply grieved that dear
Arthe should be afflicted with Graves
Desease [Disease?]. I had occasion a short time
ago to see Dr Matas, he had heard of Arthe and
inquired very kindly about her. He impressed
upon me the urgent necessity of her taking a
treatment by X Rays, for according to his
experience and opinion X Rays is Arthe's
only chance of salvation and cure.
I have refrained from telling poor Nato
anything about these lands as I thought it
best to await developments. When I heard of
these lands I felt as if God in his infinite
mercy and justice, was returning to you, who
in all occasions were so kind and generous
to the poor. May they bring you comfort in
your old age and enable you to give dear
little Arthe the medical skill in which
she stands in urgent necessity.

Your sincere friend,