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Title: Cassie Smyth, Woodslee, [Ontario?] to [Smyth Cousins?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Cassie/9
SenderSmyth, Cassie
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationteacher
Sender Religionunknown
OriginEssex Co., Ontario, Canada
DestinationCastledamph, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
Recipient Genderunknown
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, Castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth
Doc. No.506080
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 07:07:2005.
Word Count428
Transcript[No Envelope]
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Woodslee, Feb,22,1890.

Dear Cousins,
We were much
pleased to get your letters,
and would like to have you
write often. The bible arrived
safely last Saturday; we
think its very nice indeed.
I think a great deal more
of it than I would of one
I should buy myself, or
if one bought in this country;
I feel quite proud, when I
tell people it came from
the old country as we always
call it. I will tell you all
that I think will interest
you about ourselves, although

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father may perhaps have told
you. Annie who was 25 her last
birthday, last month, learnt
the dressmaking several years
ago but she does not do
much more than our own
sewing as her eyes get sore
if she sews much. Belle
will be 24 next May; she
learnt the tailoring or at
least a part of it - vest
making last fall in the tailor
shop in Woodslee; she came
home almost every day for her
dinner & was home every night,
and now she sews when ever
[whenever?] there is any work in.
For myself, I am now 20 and
have been teaching school
for more than two years;
[sic] have given it up now;
[sic] have not taught any this
year &

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do not think I will again as
I do not like it very well.
We often wish that we could
see you all and I hope we
may some time: if you
do not come out I hope we
shall some time visit
you all there, I would
dearly like to go to see
all my uncles, aunts and
How is Uncle Moses McIwaine?
We heard he was very ill.
We will send some pictures
by the same mail as this:
One of father & mother for
Aunt Matilda, father’s sister,
and one of father & mother & one
of we [sic] girls for yourselves.
We would like to have
your pictures in return
for these.

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Hoping to hear from you soon
I remain,
Your loving cousin
Cassie Smyth.

P.S. I almost forgot to thank
you for the bible but I do
thank you I put our names at
the bottom of the picture so
that you would know which
is which, Annie is standing
I am in the centre and Belle
at the left hand side. The
only thing that I will say
about it is that we are not
so good-looking as it makes
C.S. [Cassie Smyth?]
Annie says to tell you she will send
a picture of the house before long

Transcribed by Tony Flanagan