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Title: John J Smyth, Castledamph, to James A Smyth, Ontario
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, John Charles/83
SenderSmyth, John Charles, John James and Mary
Sender Gendermale-female
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCastledamph, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
DestinationEssex Co., Ontario, Canada
RecipientSmyth, James Alexander
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipsiblings / father-son
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge.
Doc. No.311002
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 03:11:2003.
Word Count442
Transcript(3 Letters)

Envelope addressed to:-

Mr. James A Smyth
Essex County

Postmarked on Front:-

JU 9

(Written on Front)
Aus June 26th 1897

Postmarked on Back of Envelope:-

JU 19

JU 19th

JU 9

Letter 1

June 8th 1897

Dear Brother

In answer to
your letter which we received
on the 7th and are glad to hear
of you getting along so well
with your school work. You talk
about it been very ill I think if
I had nothing else to do run (sic)
to school I would be a good scholar.
I don t think I need mention school
to them any more when I would not get
putting up my days two years ago.
I mightned [might not?] think I
would be let put them up now.
I don t think I would be good enough
as a moniter [monitor?] for you
either well I think I have
given you enough about that.

We had the band gathered up on
friday evening last they are for the
plum again. Friday next the [they?]
are to be gathered at Five o clock.
They have ten shilling that they
got from Archie Barker when he
was at home and we will get
glasses a piece and your glass
may lay over to some other time
so they will arrang [arrange?]
about the Jubilee. James Houston
was over on Sunday evening
and he was saying that Mr.
Duncan said for to take the
Tar Barrel to the Mote and rise the
illumination there. I think it
would be a very good place for
we would be seen for miles around
and on the same place we would see
for miles around. I suppose Drums
Guns and all be on this prominent
Place some of them was saying
William Duncan s Hill would be good
enough but it would not be seen as
far as the mote. I m not sure which
of the places they will go to yet
as far as that other Holiday goes.
The Demonstration as I was telling
you will be at Newtownstewart so that
will be two Holidays we will have
this year. Well Uncle James Has
got His hill wired all along the
road side. But they [there?] were
a good deal of the posts stolen [&?]
Him & Tomy [Tommy?] Hay is coming
over for the Twelfth July. He was
to go out to India in June but I
think He wont go to August or
September so He may Bid fair well
[farewell?] to Ireland. Well I
will tell you something about the
farm we have none of our turnips
in yet. But we have got all our
potatoes shoveled. Alex McKernan
came to us one day. Tomy [Tommy?]
and Andrew McClelland bought 30
Sheep in means in plum fair at
about twelve each. They have
them all shorn but they [the?] ewes
and lambs. We have about 75 head
this year. But not very many lambs.
McClellands has a good deal of there s
[theirs?] on grass an [and?] paying
for them every year.

This is Tuesday some of the [them?]
[here?] will write to morrow

Tuesday [7?] June John Chs [Charles?] Smyth

Queens Diamond Jubilee 22nd June