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Title: J. J. Smyth, Castledamph to J. A. Smyth, Canada
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, John James/110
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.501001
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 07:01:2005.
Word Count497
Transcript[Front of Envelope]
[Envelope addressed to]
Mr James Alex. Smyth
Essex Co.

10 0
JU [-?]

10 0
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R Registered Letter
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.

Fee paid

[Back of Envelope]

JY 3

St Thomas & Windsor
JY 3





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 following table: -

Fee Limit of Compensation
2d £5
3d £10
4d £20
5d £30
6d £40
7d £50
8d £60
9d £70
10d £80
11d £90
1s 0d £100
1s 1d £110
1s 2d £120

[Page 1]

5 pounds

June 22n 99
My Dear James
Just as I was
going to write we got your letter
of June 12 and we are glad
to know that you are all
well, and That The number
of your friends are on The
increase in that contry [country?]
wich [which] I am sure Brought
Joy to old and young [esp-----?] [so?]
Its grandfather and mother for many a
lonely Day and Night they had in that
part of the world before they saw many
friends either from Ireland or any other
place now they have [joy?].

[Page 2]
We have had some very warm weather
now turff [turf?] all rickled [ricked?]
long ago - we had to go to the [Butterlorp?]
to cut turff [turf?] this year so that a trip
[sic] we finished the turnips yesterday Wensday
[Wedensday] Tom and William is with W Ballantine
Moulding potatoes today then ours comes next
we have done very
little at the rode [road?] as yet William and
Tom was in Strabane on Tuesday they had the
wool with them and a young calve the [they] got
only 5 1/2 per pound for the wool The [they]
got [5?] pounds for what they had with them and
£1.10 for the young calve 4 days old this
is the second calve we sold this year we got
1£-6s 6d for the other

[Page 3]
Dear James I am shure [sure?] you will have
A hard time of it from the 7th to 17th But if
You Get through all wight [right?] what about it
I suppose [suppose?] you will Be in need of
this five pounds when it reaches you as
regards A Duncan [sic] Death [sic] I think no one
knows very much about how everything is as
one is telling this and another telling that
so the truth has not come out yet nor
perhaps will not for Sometime a great many
people will be cleaming [claiming?] money
when the time comes and I suppose [suppose?]
we all will go in for 970 pounds of old
Margets - when the time comes round.

[Page 4]
Another death has taken place in
Belfast. That [The?] [third?] son of
Mrs Hamiltons lisnacraght [Lisnacreaght?]
Sam I think he was going in
for a Doctor his remains come by rail to
N Stewart [Newtownstewart?] on Saturday
last - well something new Joe Gilky Scotland
is comming [coming?] home about
the 8 July to get Maried [married?] to a
Strabane girl Soon anough [enough?] we had
John Gilk [Gilky?] Down yestardy [yesterday?]
he looks well - they were all over at a picnic
at Gortin last week - I need not mind sending
you any papers till after your examination as
I think you will have plenty till do unless
there will be something particular so now
I hope you will come out all wight [right?]
at your examination perhaps - Better than you
expect as we hope and trust you will. No more at
present yours John J Smyth [John James Smyth?]