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Title: [?], Ontario to [James A Smyth?], [Ontario?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBrien, J. W/25
SenderBrien, J.W.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationphysician
Sender Religionunknown
OriginOntario, Canada
DestinationLondon, England
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.604212
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Word Count307
Transcript[No envelope]

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J. W. Brien G.W. Rogers

Drs Brien & Rogers
Physicians and Surgeons
Essex, Ontario

Dec 20/10
Dear old Jim
Accept our sincere
congratulations on your splendid
appointment you would no doubt
be surprised when you got my letter
to learn that I knew nothing of it
at the time of writing: but even
Carstairs who was doing all he could
for you & who was in company with two
of the cabinet ministers at some
Convention outside of Toronto a few
evenings before the appointment was made
knew nothing of it & hence knew nothing
of it when he was here with me. The
appointment was [quietly?] mad [made?]
& sir James Whitney (your friend) was
the man who did it, Now Jim you have an
excellent appointment & just the very thing
you are particularly qualified for if you
had your own choosing of a position

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you couldnt choose one better to your liking,
therefore I would advise you to take warning
from the past & drop all expression of feeling
against any member of the government which
[has?] appointed you & which is standing behind
you & supporting you. You cannot tell what this
may lead to, perhaps very much higher positions
in Gt Britain under the [Clut?] or [Dow?]
government or perhaps in Canada under the same.
Stick close to your work in other words deliver
the goods and show the government & the world at
large that you are the right man in the right
Remember I am not intending for Dr Anderson or [Mrs?]
Hanna or in fact anyone I know that Anderson
deserves criticism for his actions toward you
but dont you write to anyone calling him [down?]
or questioning in any way the motives of the
government in giving you your present appointment
not that I care about them but I know how these
things will react against you & you have had
lesson enough.

Transcribed by Greg Floyd