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Title: M. Smyth, Castledamph, to J. A. Smyth, Ontario.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Mary/19(2)
SenderSmyth, Mary
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionProtestant (Presbyterian)
OriginCastledamph, Co. Tyrone, Canada
DestinationEssex Co., Ontario, Canada
RecipientSmyth, James A.
Recipient Gendermale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth
Doc. No.505041
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 25:05:2005.
Word Count413
Transcript[Front of Envelope]

Mr. Jas. A. Smyth,

10 PM
JA 28

[Back of Envelope]

JA 28

FE 7

[Page 1]
Jan. 26th. 07.

Dear Brother:-
As I'm writing to
John [sic] thought I would
write a few lines to you also.
Well Liza & I were over to
see aunt Matilda one night
And I tell you I never
thought I had an Aunt
could talk so well and
pronounces the words better
than the majority of people
around here. She is not
so well today getting
weaker all the time I don’t

[Page 2]
think she will ever get up. She was
inquiring about you.
Mrs McClelland is very bad not
expected to get better. She has been
ailing now for six weeks, so she is
getting it bad enought [enough?] she
is suffering a lot
Mrs. Duncan, (Sarah) was also very
bad but is improving.
Monday morning - John Gordon has just
come in to tell us that Mrs McClelland is
dead, died last night at 11'oclock and will
be buried tomorrow. She told Liza for you
to send on the pictures to Archibald & to her
Bella and the three children were up
from Wednesday until yesterday. [Bertee?] is
a fine little fellow now just beginning to
talk: Davie is not in very good health
again. They have opened a back door now &
got in a new floor and is [sic] going to
fix up the front.
At our last meeting of the [L.O.G?]
We had 13 visitors from Newtown Stewart
8 boys & 5 girls. & next Thursday We will
have them from Strabane & [Ballindrait?] &

[Page 3]
We had three new ones last night
Mrs Patton, Andy Campbell Bradkeel;
& Jim Glass Aughlane [Aghalane?]
I think that Bob Warnock
& Tillie are for leaving Stewarts
& going up above Sperrin, so
I don’t know what we will do
with the house unless that Wm [William]
gets married. Liza says that she
& Tommy will go over & stay
in it but I don’t know for sure
Were you at Dr [Bowie's?]
wedding? I see it was a pretty
swell one.
Archie McCullagh can play
pretty well on the violin now and
he is at the piano sometimes also
Lizzie gave it up thought she
couldn [couldn’t?] learn atall [at all?].
Must close now in a hurry Mary

[Written up side of Page 3]

I think [sic] forgot to tell you that
Mrs Houston [Huston?] Waterside is dead & buried
& it was an old fashioned wake lots of whiskey
& tobacco so you see there are some always to
keep it up. M S [Mary Smyth]

Transcribed by Greg Floyd