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Title: James A Smyth, Ontario, to Liza C Smyth, Castledamph
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, James Alexander/84
SenderSmyth, James Alexander
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationschool teacher
Sender ReligionProtestant (Methodist)
OriginEssex Co., Ontario, Canada
DestinationCo. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientSmyth, Eliza C.
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge.
Doc. No.0410106
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 27:10:2004.
Word Count273
Transcript[Front of Envelope]

Miss Liza [C?] Smyth
Co Tyrone

[Stamp torn off]

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98 Church St
[Kilchener?] Ont [Ontario?]
Nov 11th 1918

Dear Sister

Just a few words only. Your letter to hand on Saturday. I have not
received the one from John as yet. This is a note on the great day for which we have been looking for for 4 years - The end of the War Peace.
But apparently from the papers they are crying Peace Peace in Germany
and there is no peace. We had a great celebration on Thursday. It was announced there that War was ended. All schools and everything were closed down. People [surged?] the Streets all day, shouting singing, crying; all kinds of [verses?] This morning peace was officially announced The Streets are full of people all morning. The bells and whistles started about 7am It is still going. A large procession

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starts at 2 p.m. It is now half past one. But I determined I would write this short note before I would go up town again. The joyfulness is in full swing all morning. I was talking to a man this morning. He told me his two boys are both safe yet although he said they were over there four years. I saw another old lady she was crying and on being asked why she said she was crying for joy although she had lost two sons I suppose
outside of Leslie [Allison?] we have lost none.

Let us all be glad & thankful The [slaying?] is over. We dismissed school, after singing God Save the King. Rule Britannia, Keep the Home fires burning till the boy (sic) come home. Oh God our help in ages past

Rejoice Ye All.

J A Smyth
[in haste?]