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Title: John Smith, Ballymoney, to Mrs James Smith, Moycgaig, Ireland
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmith, John/81
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 1828/50: Presented by James Steele, The Whins, Mosside, Ballymoney, County Antrim.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.9507156
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 24:07:1995.
Word Count253
TranscriptTo: Mrs James Smith

B money [Ballymoney?] 3 July 1848

Dear Mother you will feell [feel?] uneasy no Doubt
untill [until?] you hear from us All As I was not very
well when I left you but thanks bee [be?] to God I
am nearly well Again, I would like to
have good health And live on this earth for ten
months More untill [until?] I could rid other peoples
hands of beeing [being?] suretys [sureties?] for me and the
little Debt that I am in As I see that some of them [are?]
begining [beginning?] to get feared Already but it never
have feared me As yet nothing but the want
of health Can frighten me in the same undertaking
however Great it may seem in somes Eyes, I Could Rid
my self of it in a verry [very?] short time if I liked
perform one Act but that is A thing that I am
hardly Reconciled to Doo [Do?] As yet I Doo [Do?] not Know
how long I may bee [be?] so N.B.-
if the [they?] Are bringing in the Cart
on thursday if the [they?] would
bring All the tops of the
small larch poles that
I cut the buts of [butts off?] the [they?] are
All together at the side
of the stack, perhaps some
of you may think from this
that I am tired of this life
but not at all I would not
change it to some of the
boys situation in moycraig
that thinks there is few
like them I remain your
son with respect
John Smith