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Title: Lisa Smyth, Co Tyrone to James A Smyth, Ontario
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Eliza Catherine/39
SenderSmyth, Eliza Catherine
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginCastledamph, Co, Tyrone, N.Ireland
DestinationEssex Co., Ontario, Canada
RecipientSmyth, James Alexander
Recipient Gendermale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge.
Doc. No.0410301
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 01:11:2004.
Word Count542
TranscriptFront of envelope

Mr James A Smyth
Essex Co

10 PM
JY 3

Back of envelope

JY 3 05

JY 16

[Page 1]
July 3rd 1905

Dear Brother
Mother wishes me to write and
thank you very much for you [sic] present which
she rec [received?] Tuesday it certainly
will be very useful at the present
time as she was just going to get a new
outfit so I am sure it will do it alright
and you will not miss it so very much I
suppose you were still

[Page 2]

waiting to have more but if one would always wait in
that way they would never accomplish
anything so their [there?] is nothing like doing a
thing no matter how small it is it is
just rec [received?] as well as if it had
been four times as large and again it
shows some rememberance [remembrance?] of ones
parents as Mother thought she might never had
reared a child so she is rewarded at
last Everyone was asking if you were
sending any when you had so much so now
they tell you sent a

[Page 3]

good one Mc [Crenor?] [McCreanor?] gave you
all sort of prayers but I am afraid they did
not go any higher than the roof with her.
The twelfth July will be
celebrated at Artigarvan a few miles below strabane
These [the?] men are thinking about going will
have a meeting Thursday to make
arrangements the band is not so good as
it used to be I dont know how the drumming
will do this year they will miss John
very much Father and Wm [William?] are summoned

[Page 4]

to attend the assizes from 10 to 12 July as
Jurymen they are in a great way
and if they dont get away it will
be worse (Tom is clipping sheep and they
are making more noise just now every
mother bleating)
Mary McKnight came home last Monday she
has been away six years was dressmaking
she visited McFarlands and Duffies
people before she left was with a Dr Young
a cousin of her Fathers were [where?] she was
there was not one Irish nor they knew nothing
about it I must close now as I have not
anymore time today but will write again soon


[Page 5]

Excuse this pencil writing as I broke the
only pen we had and you know how far we
have to go to get nibs and our supply is [has?]
run out, Mary came in from Stewarts so
she has gave [given?] me orders to not use her
notepaper or envelopes I always think
when we are one family we should not make
such strict rules I gave her everything and

[Page 6]

would yet if she wanted and still
I cant much more than look at anything that
belongs to her if she had been as careful with
you she would not have spent so much money
in so careless a way I hope John does not
change so much as she done [did?] I could not
beleive [believe?] it if I was not with her night
and day she has not the same temper atall [at all?]
alright so long as anyone is about I have
made up my mind on several occassion [occasions?] to
not lift or touch anything belonging to
her as I would rather go without as get a

L C S [Liza Catherine Smyth?]

Transcribed by Greg Floyd