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Title: James A Smyth, Ontario to “Dear Brother”
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, James Alexander/10(4)
SenderSmyth, James Alexander
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationschool teacher
Sender ReligionProtestant (Methodist)
OriginEssex Co., Ontario, Canada
DestinationCo. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientSmyth, John Charles
Recipient Gendermale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth
Doc. No.0605028
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Word Count248
Transcript[Page 1]

Essex, Ont
April, 3, 1905

Dear Brother,
You [Your?] letter of March
24th to hand today. Do not
know if this will reach you
before you leave. If not the
folks at home will get it.
Well I am glad to see you
branch out and give us some
of your opinions whether on
religious lines or on any
others. I like to see a person
say what they think and also
to express themselves.
I believe John you will
make a pretty good Methodist
when you land in this Country.
However I have never
taken very much interest
in this conversion [idea?].
Your scriptural quotations
are right to the point. Well
there is no use in my

[Page 2]
making a long letter.
I have been writing letters
all night up to 5 o’clock
this morning about this
position that I have got
under the Conservative
government. I am sleepy
tired and cranky in school
today. I drove to [Leamington?]
yesterday and back again.
My appointment is
creating some dissatisfaction
in the Con. [Conservative?] Party. So they
say, but that would have
happened no matter who
got the appointment
Well recess is up. So I
must close. I may again
say glad to know you are
coming and hope to meet
you in Toronto. [You?] are
coming to Halifax? Are
you not?

J A [James Alexander?] Smyth

[Page 3]

You [Your?] letter is the best
written that I have got
from home in a long
time, also best composed.

J A [James Alexander?] Smyth

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