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Title: J J Smyth, Castledamph, to J A Smyth, Ontario
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, John James/96(2)
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
Doc. No.507008
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 15:07:2005.
Word Count621
Transcript[Front of Envelope]

[Printed at Top]

This Letter Must Be Given to an Officer of the Post Office
To Be Registered, and a Receipt Obtained for It.
The Address Must Be Written On This Side

Mr J A Smyth
Essex County

[Stamped Twice]
OC 18

10 0
OC 18

[Numbers on Envelope]

[Back of Envelope]

Subject to the Conditions
Published in the Post Office Guide
as to Registration, compensation for
loss or damage is given in respect of
Inland registered Packets of all kinds
According to the table:-

Fee Limit of Compensation
2d …. £5
3d …. £10
4d …. £15
5d …. £20
6d…. £25
7d…. £30
8d…. £35
9d…. £40
10d…. £45
11d…. £50

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[Page 1]
£10 pound Castledamph October

My Dear James
I supose [suppose?] by this
time you stand in need of some money
so we now send you £10 pounds so
that you will not be in want for
some time it saves trouble here
and I supose [suppose?] with you
also we would have sent it sooner
But we were weating [waiting?] to [sic]
after the auction of those farms - well
Bo [Bob?] Ballantines farm was put up
yesterday fair day at houstons [Hustons?]
Johny Warnock put it up at £80
& him and me put it to 145 pounds
I let him have [at?] no Bidders
But us two McLaughlins was settled
and John Campbell Master sold the
3 acres up in Glengaw [Glenga?]
to Charles Fullerton at £55
So land is worth something now
when the rents is Brought Down

[Page 2]
John Charles has gone over to Gortin
he has entered on his third week
he says he thinks no long [he does
not think it long-lonely?] as yet
he comes home every Saturday night
and gose [goes?] off on Monday morning
So the help is not so good now
but he Did not care for farming
and we let him have his will
we had the stones all loadit
[loaded?] up at the first of October
But he is not come round yet we have
the half of [sic] potatoes dug But
we have a fue [few?] rough Days
now and we are dowing [doing?]
nothing to day [today?]
they sold or finished up [sic]
sale of the sheep for this year
the [they?] took 25 pounds of profit
out of what they Bought cince [since?]
this time last year they have 16 now
for the winter So they are handling
pretty well and they thought if
they had got Bob's it would

[Page 3]
[sic] Done no harm But it went to [too?]
high and Warnock woud [would?] bid on
no mater [matter?] how much we bid -
Barney McGillion is going to sell
his in the Spring so I dont know what
about it we never got any interest yet
from James - nor they cannot get it
of [sic] Straughroy man either I think
they will pross [process - summons?]
him again January it is £4.16.0-
We got the paper and that program
[programme?] we are expecting a
letter this week I said long ago that
I would write to Woodslee people
But I have not done so yet we hope
you are all wright [alright?] now and
that you are getting a long [along?]
well in every way tak [take?] good
care of yourself in those amusements
wich [which?] is comon [common?] in
that contery [country?] very little
amusement for the young people in this
contry [country?] nothing But work
work and on we go

[Page 4]
I think I said in the last that the
pen was Bad and the writting [writing?]
was Bad but I think this one is worse.
the only part of this one that is good
is the Begining [beginning?] of it its
not so much matter about the remender
[remainder?] when you receive the money
let us know as soon as possibly [possible?]
give plenty of news - I might not
say so for you give a good letter
Some of the others was [sic] to write
before now But they did not - give our
Best respets [respects?] to all - there
[their?] friends is all well - we ourselves
are all in good helth [health?] –
thank God for all Thomas is now going
down to the PlumB [Plumbridge?]
to send this off - So I hope you will
Get it all right - Good By [goodbye?]
for the present -
Yours father
John James Smyth Castledamph
plumbridge Tyrone Ireland