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Title: M Smyth, Ontario, to J A Smyth, Ontario.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Mary/37
SenderSmyth, Mary
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationstudent
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
Doc. No.0506083
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 07:07:2005.
Word Count245
Transcript[Front of Envelope]
Mr. J. A. Smyth,
Ont, [Ontario?]

[Stamped Twice]

[Back of Envelope]
NO 19

[Page 1]

St. Thomas, Nov 18th, 03

Dear Brother:-
Just got down here
last night so had not time to write
till now. I had a letter from home
the other night and I see that
W. J. [Willie John?] has gone home
to his father I was thinking that
is what he would do at last but
I think he will rue it some day
when it is too late
I guess our folks are all sorry
that he has gone for he was getting
useful around the house and Liza
will miss him most. Liza said
she had written You three or
four letters but had got no answer.
Well I am pretty near strapped
for money just got 8 cts. today.
I want to get a new hat and
also a pair of shoes and

[Page 2]
and a fur but I can wait
till later for the fur. I also
will have my music to pay for
pretty soon $5 more. I had
a card from Miss Risdon
Enquiring what was the matter
when I had not been for my
lesson and she said she had
the violin for me I don’t
think I shall get it now anyway
I may try it for a week or so
to see how I like it.
Noon Thursday I must
close this and post it on
my way to school I see Guy
Bros [Brothers?] Will be here
tomorrow night I don’t know
whether I can go or not
Mary Smyth

Transcribed by Elizabeth Prentice