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Title: M Smyth, Canada to James A. Smyth, Essex, Ontario,
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Mary/23(2)
SenderSmyth, Mary
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionProtestant (Presbyterian)
OriginOntario, 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, Castledamph, Plumbridge.
Doc. No.410184
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 28:10:2004.
Word Count361
TranscriptFront of envelope

Ans March

Mr. Jas. A. Smyth,


[ST THOMAS?] [torn]
[FE-?] [FEB?] [torn]
04 [torn]
[ONTARIO?] [torn]

Back of envelope



St. Thomas Bay
Feb, 17th 04.

Dear Brother:-
Received your letter a few
days ago, I also got a letter from home this
week the principal news is that Mary Dunbar
was married three weeks ago last Thursday to
a Mr Hughes in Pomroy [Pomeroy?], His sister
was a teacher so I suppose that is how they got
acquainted I was for sending her my picture
but she gave up teaching at Xmas so I m glad I
didn't send it
I don't now what I m going to do in the
future I kind of give up the notion of B [Business?]
College for it would be so long before I would get
done when I would get through then wait till I
would earn my own money, I don t know what is best
to do. I would like to get making money for myself
or be in a position to do so at any time as I dont
want to depend on other people all the time [could?]
[keep?] you back from from (sic) doing what you want.
I did not think that your Certificate lasted any
longer than next Xmas. I think it would be better
for you to get your first class if you intend staying.
here, They had a [soiree?] at home last Tuesday
night proceeds in aid of the band.
Well, as so Miss [Risdon?] I have no doubt but she is as
well up socially as any of the Essex people but she
does not go to the dancing parties here as She is a
Methodist Just like Essex each one has their own crowd,
I am going to her home for tea some night I am
also going out for tea tomorrow night to Miss
Where is Ruby Allison [boarding?] now: I wonder if
she is going on another year to school or what.
If I don't go to Business College I don't know what
I shall do next year I would like to take up
the Civil Service and then I could be at home
I have got so many [notions?] that I don't know
which to follow.
I must close for tonight
M [Mary?] Smyth

Transcribed by Gordon Drummond