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Title: John Smith, Dungiven, Co. Londonderry, to Brother & Sister in America.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, John/32
SenderSmyth, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDungiven, Co. Derry, N.Ireland
DestinationNorth America
Recipient Gendermale-female
SourceT 2212/1: Presented by L. Simpson, Moyse, Limavady, Co. Londonderry.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9503250
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 27:03:1995.
Word Count266
Transcript March 12th, 1861

Dear Brother and Sister I take this favourable oppertunity
[opportunity?] of sending you these few lines to let you know we
are all in good health at present I am sorry to let you know
that your mother is dead she died the sixth of march we have
wrote two letters but got no answer we thought the [they?] were
something wrong with you if you would be pleased to let Colwell
know that his mother is dead if you can find them out and as for
Solomon's Children perhaps you do not know anything about them
we would wish to know if you could find them out or where the [they?]
are or how the [they?] are coming on or how the [they?] are
or if you got any account from them we would wish to know
what kind of crop you had this season you mentioned also
building but it is most likely you have got it finished oats
13 per stone potatoes 2"3 per bushel meal 2"5" (or 8) per
score butter 15" per pound eggs 8" per dozen
Lord it belongs not to my [me?] whether I die or live to love
and serve thee is my share and this thy grace must give if life
be long I will be glad that I may long obey if short yet
why should I be sad who shall have the same Christ leads
me through no darker rooms than he went through himself he
who into God's kingdom comes must enter by the door come
Lord when grace hath made thee mine (my)

I add no more at present Bro (John Smyth)