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Title: J J Smyth, Castledamph to J A Smyth, Ontario
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, John James/113
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.410146
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 27:10:2004.
Word Count552
TranscriptFront of envelope

Mr James Alexander Smyth
South Woodslee Box 23
Essex County

NO [?]

Nov 6 1891

Back of envelope

11 AM
NO 17

NO 18

Important One

Castledamph Thursday 22 1891
Dear James
I once more take
the liberty of letting you know
that we are all in good helth [health?]
and I do hope the arival [arrival?] of this
note will find yous [you?] all well also
We were at Strabane Sessions
on Thursday last with McConnell
and McNamee the case went only
a little lenth [length?] when McConnell
[McConnell s?] atorney [attorney?]
pulled out aletter [a letter?] from the agent
asking to put back the trayel [trial?]
till he would come Down again
November So the [there?] were (sic) nothing got
don [done?] it will now be January
before it [its?] setteled [settled?] either at the
law or without it - it has
made enemies on all sides. we
had [to?] summoned (sic) Archibald [D----?]
to the asises [assizes?] at Omagh to give evidence
he summond [summoned?] us to gortin Binch [Bench?] for
10s for his day [day's?] pay and got it
Archibald has took McConnell [McConnell's?] side
to the highest pitch and has collected
plenty of money for him and is dowing [doing?]
his verry [very?] Best for him the day
the police come (sic) up we had to go
down to sign an oath and Tildia [Tilda?] locked
the door on police and all
of us = Archibald and me had some
sharp words so we neither spoke
nor go (sic) in cince [since?] so he is Dowing [doing?]
his very best for McConnell - and
at the time the parteners [partners?] got this
Archibald was and is the witness and
should have the agreement paper
Betwixt landlord and tanent [tenant?]
and will not give it up - So his
preaching and craying [crying?] and lecturing
goes verry [very?] little lenth [length?]
in many a man [man's?]
eyes now - I would listen just
as fast to a Dog Barking as to him
after what I heard him swear at omagh
and at Gortin - it [its?] over with him in my eys [eyes?].
Dear James I am in a hurry now
as it is near post time the weather
has Been verry [very?] rough still all is
gathered in we left over our flax
on Tuesday 5 good load [loads?] - we are
at the potatoes now we will be
half Down this week the [they?] are very good
Willie Gilkison has got your letter
I heard it read on tuesday morning
when going away with the flax
your Uncle John got your picture
that night after I had posted
the letter your Uncle Charles has
got married to a [Miss?] Nickle a Daughter
of John Nickle of [Cloughnery?] up the
watter [water?] I see you have got a new
fiddle what kind are the [they?] there
I have been speaking to J Young
he has to write to Jamey to Cotland [Scotland?]
so I'll be able to till [tell?] you in my
nixt [next?] - tell uncle that we [wee?] Mary has
the Broon [Broom?] seed gathered now
and she is determined to send it some time.
Give our Best respects to Mr and Mrs
Allison - we wish them every success
in there [their?] new life
We send our love to yous [you?] all. -
I remain yous [yours?]
John J Smyth

my nixt [next?] will be longer as the
post is comming [coming?]