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Title: Arthe [Hay?], Dunamanagh, to Mrs A. W. Smyth, New Orleans
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth Hay, Arthemise/18
SenderSmyth Hay, Arthemise
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhousewife
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginDunnamanagh, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
DestinationNew Orleans, Lousiana, USA
RecipientBouligny Smyth, Nathalie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained By Brendan O'Reilly, O'Reilly's Bar &Restaurant, Main St. Dromara
ArchiveOriginal Held By Above Donor
Doc. No.9904073
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LogDocument added by LT, 07:04:99.
Word Count371
TranscriptMrs A.W. Smyth
1729 Coliseum Place
New Orleans La

Jan 21 1912

My darling Mamma
This is a beautiful day & I want to try to get off to church
I feel very fine. If only my old Ma was at home it would be a perfect day D. [David?] had got a great sermon one of his finest so I would like so much to hear how it goes off - the old man is so very sweet today that I am quite distressed for being cross at him – I so hope your next letter will say you are feeling better Don't hurry yourself to death over matters
better lose money than kill yourself- I don't know if I will go to church after all I don't like to drive over with [Joe?] [Colnihonis?] I want D. [David?] to lift me off [&?] [if?] [I?] [am?] with David I have
to wait an hour before church begins & it tires very much It is such a beautiful day that it seems a pity to stay in Dr [Tatchell?] has started his service in Donemana that I wrote you about so D [David?] have to go also & it interferes with our nice Sunday's at home] Uncle Willie sent David a present of his fine old [razors?] & straps ect [&c?]. Papa says first he tried to get an invitation from him & then he tried Arthe & now he is trying David to see what results will come forth - He says Woods is dying of curiosty. I don't feel a bit like putting up with Woods [crochets?] so I am only too glad that the old man won't let me see him. I am afraid my temper has not improved with age & I might give him some sauce - This is a beutiful warm spring day more like N.O.[New Orleans?] than Ireland. Lizzie goes home today so Mary and I are keeping house I am always glad when it is Lizzies day off as she has gotten on my nerves & even if she does well I feel cross at her - I am afraid I am getting a nasty
disposition in taking dreadful dislikes to people Take good care of yourself for your oving little girl's sake [Dero----?]