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Title: J.J. Smyth, Castledamph, to, Mr. James A. Smyth, Ontario.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, John James/89
SenderSmyth, John James and Bella M.
Sender Gendermale-female
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCastledamph, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
DestinationEssex Co., Ontario, Canada
RecipientSmyth, James Alexander
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfather-son / siblings
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge.
Doc. No.310010
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 16:10:2003.
Word Count360
TranscriptEnvelope Addressed to:-
- Mr. James -A- Smyth
Essex: co

Envelope Postmarked on Front:-

Written on Front of Envelope:-

Postmarked on Back of Envelope:-
- ESSEX SP 7 97 ONT. [Ontario?]
- [SOUTHWOODSLEE?] [--?] [-?] [97?]
- [PLUMBRIDGE?] AU 26 [97?]

Written on Back of Envelope:-

Two letters inside envelope

Letter 1


Augt [August?] 26th - 1897

My Dear James -

We received your
letter to-day Thursday 25th We are glad to
know that you are still well thank
God for all his kindness to us all -
With regard to the examination we
can hardly know what to say to you
But as you intend going to go to School
An other [another?] year we would advise
you to do so and not loose the
time and money that is gon [gone?]
I awlys [always?] heard where you loose
Money that s the place to find it
We advise you to go on a nother [another?]
year and we will Do our Best
to Keep you going so that then
you will be able to go in for
whatever you think Bes [best?] suits you
I will send you £5 next week
to Essex - as before - So you can
be looking out for it of course.
Money is not allways [always?] plenty but
we will try and give you as much
as will Do you - so you need not
be afraid of that - for we hope
you will earn plenty sometime
that will repay you for all your lost
time - Well we have not all the [gravel?]
out yet The mare has [Drawing?]
and we had to give her up - we went
to Clady Fair to get one But we
could not we had a union of
horses yesterday Wensday [Wednesday?] We had 19
carts from dinnertime and we
got them all Down we have the
Shed full - I give them one gallon
spirits and the [Dunbar's?] was up and
the [they?] had a good night.
So we will not want a fire this
winter - it will take about £16 or £18
to buy another. We offered £16 for
one that the rector had But he would
not take less than £17 so we left him
perhaps after some time the [they?] might
[Dear?] quiet enough and [save?] [us?]
from [leaving?] out the money
[tom?] has clipped all the lambs
this year they have not sold many
as yet the price is small -
we got all your papers and we [were?]
looking out for [the?] others or a letter
to we would see how you Done (sic).
Now be of good cheer and do not
[fret?]. But be of good courage
and go on with your learning
and we will Do the rest -
I hope they are well at Woodslee Give
our love and Best respects to all -
Bella is going to finish up this one
she will give you more News [than?] me.

So Good Bye at present
I remain your Fath [Father?]
J. J. Smyth