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Title: J. J. Smyth, Castledamph, to James A. Smyth, Ontario.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, John James/90
SenderSmyth, John James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCastledamph, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
DestinationEssex Co., Ontario, Canada
RecipientSmyth, James Alexander
Recipient Gendermale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge.
Doc. No.310011
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 16:10:2003.
Word Count601
TranscriptEnvelope Addressed to:-
- Mr. James A. Smyth
Essex County

Envelope Postmarked on Front:-

Written on Front of Envelope:-
- [Aus?] Sept [24?] 97

Postmarked on Back of Envelope:-
- ESSEX SP20 97 ONT.

- [PLUMBRIDGE?] SE [97?]

Sep. 2nd 97

My Dear James -
Once more I take
the pleasure of letting
you know that we are all well
as this laves [leaves?] us - we had -
intended to go to the shore
long a go [ago?]. But when tomy [Tommy?] and
Elisa came over we had to lave [leave?]
it off So now mother William and myself
[is?] going on to Bundoran Saturday the
4th Inst. Your Uncle Charles is going -
he would lik [like?] Bundoran Best so
it made no difference to us.
But the weather is very stormy
and continually raining so
we can get nothing done we have
[one?] field of corn ripe and cannot
get it cutt [cut?] - fortunately we got
a good day getting Down [and?] Turff [turf?]
plenty of Hay is almost lost.
We were in Gortin fair yesterday
we sold 17 Ewes at 16s-6d?] each
The [They?] were no sale [for?] [weathers?]
So we will have to keep them for some
time - The mare is Driving well
anough [enough?] in the trap so she might
come round yet we Bought
none as yet The [They?] [are?] a grand
time of it These Days at Barnscourt
[Baronscourt?] But I think none from here
will go Down--. I will send you some
papers that will give you all
the News of it all - we have done no
more at the gravel cince [since?].
They have split up the gravel Bed and we
will not get it so well now
tomy [Tommy?] and Elisa left here on Monday
and I tell you they were verry [very?] [acread?]
he leaves Liverpool today Thursday
for Canterbury he will leave it
on the 15th inst for India.
I give (sic) him your address he will
write to you some time from
india he had the uniform on here
and looked well -. Well I suppose
By this time you know all about
the examination I sent you our
advice in the last so I think by
going another year - you will be
able to go into anything - you may
think Best - we will tray [try?]
and keep you going - So I am sending you
five pounds in this letter to make
a start again and we hope that
it will not be lost neither to you
nor us as to giving you any
other advice I think you have
no call to get [one?] as you know
much Better Than what we do here.
Elisa says its from Canterbury
that tomy [Tommy?] will write to you.
The Potato Crop will verry [very?] Bad.
this year very small and not good
I never got Willie s money yet but I
think he will give it shortly
Joseph Ballantine is home on
furlough I have not seen him yet
[The?] are a young Daughter [over?] [in?] A
[Huston's?] so that is strange. A [and?]
[Wilson?] Is Dowing [doing?] well Down in
John [K?] Smyth s I think they would not
Come Back to Eden now for any money --
I have not much news to send
so I hope you are all well
give our love to all. - We
are looking for them other papers
the [they?] have not come yet You can
let us know what subject
you failed in - and what the
principal thought - I will
send our letters now to Essex
to you let us know when to change
[I enclose?] a program for this evening
at Newtown William says now
that he is going Down So Goodbye -
from your father
J. J. Smyth