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Title: M. Smyth, Ontario to J.J. Smyth, Co.Tyrone
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Mary/29(2)
SenderSmyth, Mary
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationstudent
Sender ReligionProtestant (Presbyterian)
OriginOntario, Canada
DestinationCastledamph, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
Recipient Gendermale-female
Relationshipwrites to her family
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge.
Doc. No.0410010
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 26:10:2004.
Word Count417
Transcript[Front of letter]

Mr J.J. Smyth,

AP 29

[Page 1]

St. Thomas Ap. 28th 04

Dear People,
I am sure you will
be waiting for a letter pretty
near as long as I was. I got your
letter on Tuesday I did not
know what was the matter
with you when you were not
I have just come in after
being out all the evening (9.30 now)
I was invited out to a girlfriends
of mine We had a lovely time

[Page 2]
I am just getting acquainted
now when I am leaving. They have
a piano & she is a fine player
(Mckellar is their name) I was just
thinking while she was playing
tonight how different it would
be at home. She was trying to
coax her mother to let her go
with me She says she will be
sure to go some time. She is
going to school will be trying
for her certificate to teach
this seminar.
Well tomorrow is my last
day at school in Canada. I
am going up to Essex or Woodslee
about the 24th May so they
are for having a great celebration
in Windsor that day so I

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want to be there. Miss Pisdon
wanted me to stay down here
until the first week in June
as she is going to have a concert
then & she wants me to play
in the orchestra but I cant
stay as I want to go home
for the 12th now so that I
would have very little
time in Woodslee or Essex
I am somewhat sorry to
leave but I will have to forget
that. I have had such a good
time since I have been here
that I know I will miss it when
I go home but I suppose I will
have other things that I want
now so that the one will balance
with the other.

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I see by your letter that Mr
James had a concert well if
they had a few more like that
they would be better off. They
wouldn't have so much
quarrelling. John must be getting
a pretty good player I don't
wonder but he may beat me
yet. I wish I had another
year of it. Do you think
I can take when (sic) I go home?
Where is the 12th July
celebration going to be held this
year? or it decided yet
I thought it over since I
last wrote so I thought I
would like to be there for the
12th as I have been absent
two now.

Good Bye Must Close.

M. [Mary?] Smyth