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Title: James A Smyth, Ontario to John J Smyth, Castledamh.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, James Alexander/13
SenderSmyth, James Alexander
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionProtestant (Methodist)
OriginEssex Co., Ontario, Canada
DestinationCo. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientSmyth, John James
Recipient Gendermale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, Castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth
Doc. No.604080
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Word Count364
Transcript[Front of envelope]

[Stamp torn off]

Mr John James Smyth
Co. Tyrone

[Written in top left corner]
Arrived April
23rd 1896

[Back of envelope]

5 0
AP 23

AP 10

South Woodslee
April 9/96

Dear Father
I received your
letter yesterday am glad
to know that you are all
in good health.
I have a weeks vacation
now I came down to uncles
on Friday last and shall go
back to School on Monday
morning I think I won’t
go up for to draw the money
untill [until?] Monday there
is no use in me going up I will
be time enough and save the
Journey. Uncle received
a letter from you on

[Page 2]
tuesday I see you have not
much trouble now it is good
to have peace for a little
while. I suppose the police
visits Eden quite often
If there was [sic] few sent to jail
it might settle the stilling
I think there is wiskey [whiskey?]
enough without it
You got all the road money
once more it is encouraging
to not be cut either [times?]
I suppose road [sic] will not be
tendered on so cheap in future
at least I would think
that when so many did
not receive any money this
time it will teach them a

[Page 3]
It is cold weather here yet
the people have just started
to plough this week, but I
think will be late this year
as there is a lot of ploughing
to do. How did the sheep turn out
[When?] the [that?] many died. I
should think on account of the
[open?] Winter that it would
be favourable for sheep.
I was looking over the
paper that you sent and I
see there is good prices for
cattle now
How many sheep are the boys
going to buy and how
many did the [they?] keep last
winter I suppose part
of what they sold they
did not get any money yet

[Page 4]
I suppose all the people
are well I see that James
Huston [Houston?] comes over for the
news I must write to him
some of these days and Willie
Gilkison [Gilkinson?] & Uncle
Charles I owe all of these a letter
I always [sic] put off from day to
day & the time passes without
it being done I think this is
all at present We are
all in good health

James Alex Smyth

Transcribed by Mark Gallaher.