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Title: "Sep", New Orleans to Dr. A.W. Smyth, Co. Tyrone.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew Orleans, Lousiana, USA
DestinationCo. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientWood Smyth, Andrew
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends, business
SourceDoc. No. 160: Copyright Retained by Brendan O'Reilly, O'Reilly's Bar & Restaurant, Main St., Dromara, Co. Down.
ArchiveOriginal Held by Above Donor.
Doc. No.9810001
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 14:10:98.
Word Count303
TranscriptNEW ORLEANS, LA [Louisiana?]
JUL 24
5 30 PM
1907 [postmark?]

Donamana [Dunnamanagh?]
County Tyrone

22 [Carondelet?] St. New Orleans

July 24th 1907

Dear Dr Smyth
I enclose a clipping you may understand
I have heard
recently that since sending
your power of attorney to
John Smyth, he has not
kept you advised as to
the proceedings in regard
to your lands. I am
in a position to know
that there is great
activity just now about
these lands. Several
purchasers are anxious
to acquire them, and their
value is increasing all
the time. The McCanns
have been approached
as to what they will
take for the judgement
that they hold against
you. Now, Dr. John Smyth
being a professional
man, may not have the
time to devote to this
thing, and may not
fully realise their value
or the people who are
acting for John Smyth
may not be able to cope
with the situation. What
adds to my anxiety is the fact
that the lawyer, Mr. F. Rivers
Richardson, who is employed
by Mr. John Smyth, does not enjoy
the very best reputation in
this community. Under these
circumstances it would be
advisable for you to revoke
your power of attorney and
get a hustler of a lawyer,
one who stands high here, or
entrust this matter to some
Bank, or even turn all this
over to some smart experienced
real estate man who would
take your interest to heart.
Do not let this slip from you
I implore you, Dr. Smyth.
I hope you understand that my
sole interest in this matter is
my desire to see that you &
Arthe get a square deal,
which, from all I can gather,
you certainly are not getting.
If I can help you in anything
in this matter do not hesitate
to call upon me, but you
must act promptly, or it will
be too late. Write and let me
know about this.
Sincerely Sep.