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Title: [?] [Smith?], B,mony, [Ballymoney?], to Mrs J Smith, Moycraig
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmith, John/36
SenderSmith, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationinn keeper and distiller
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBallymoney, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
DestinationMoycraig, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientSmith, Jane
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD.1828/55: Presented by James Steele, Mosside, Ballymoney
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9510036
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 12:10:95.g
Word Count402
TranscriptTo:Mrs James Smith

Dear Mother

you wished me to rite [write?] you
a few lines to let you know
how I liked to live in Bmony [Ballymoney?]
I just like it something like
what I thought sometimes
I think that I could live in
it and some thines [times?] I think
long anney [any?] other when I see
every one repearing [repairing?] to their home
which I had to go to a house
with out an oner [owner?] I may say
for it is hard to now [know?] the
rite [right?] ones it is never me
that could live in such a
Hd [Hard?] way but I expect that
I shall not be long troubled as
I think that he will soon
get a teather [tether?] stick that
will take the trouble of us
I will not say of him for
I think that J [?] he fetches one
that needs a girl with her
he would need to look
if she has got a fortune to
suport [support?] her for it is not a
[-----?] or too in the [---?] that
will keep up a wife it would
hardly keet [keep?] a house keeper
and him fi [if?] he was to sit
free and get the Whiskey
for nothing
you will think it strange
to miss is [us?] from home on a
sossode [Moss-side?] fair day and the oner [owner?]
away but a roling [rolling?] stone gathers
no moss and I would still
like to see the oner [owner?] of the place
on the ground there is one thing
that he will not eat [-----?]
ham bone and it would not
fit James to be [lean?] for D[--?]
me Mother but the we [wee?] lases [lasses?]
gets as mutch [much?] as the men
I think that people niver [never?]
knows the temper of one till [until?]
the [they?] be away from home John
Speks [Speaks] more then when he
was at home but never
[----s?] but when a mouse
goes in a basket I feel mutch [much]
oblidead [obliged?] to you for sending [J---?]
[-------?] letter to us you must think
that we car[torn] little about it
or esle [else?] J[torn]ld have sent
I forgot to say that
we sold a bottle of hop
yesterday John is not
fearet [afraid?] to let the[-?]ee and
him or [torn] he is no
[--------?] [torn] one or the other