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Title: M Smyth, Ontario to J A Smyth, Ontario
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Mary/54
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.410159
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 27:10:2004.
Word Count686
TranscriptFront of envelope

Mr Jas A Smyth

Postage Stamp
Canada Postage
Two Cents

AU 26

[?] Canada
[?] 26
[?] PM

Back of envelope

Thursday moring [morning?]
8.30 o'clock
Dear Brother:-
Arrived safe so far. Got a sleeper
last night and had a very good sleep I
couldn t sleep at first as every time the train
stopped it woke me up. I got up about half past
seven. I think just as I was dressing
we stopped at {Dipire?] This train seems to
stop at every little place along the way. It is
stoppe [stopped?] here now for 30 min [minutes?] most of
all the passengers have gone out for lunch So I
had better have mine now.
East of Toronto - Had
breakfast and got the porter to bring me a cup
of hot coffee I gave him a quarter and he is
very attentive. [to me?]. These sleeping cars
are very comfortable got a double seat [much?]
to myself you know the [they?] have the beds
folded up in the day time. I also have got a
pillow so that I can rest if I want to just now
the porter passing asked me if I was writing to
you and he says to tell you that I am alright
he says that you were talking to him last night
This is quite a nice country down here quite
hilly I can t see it very well as I have got the
sunny side of the car & I have to keep the
curtains down. I haven't been in to see the Essex
people this morning yet. I tried to get
one of them in with me last night but they
could'nt unless they had first class tickets
Just got the Globe now so I think I will read
the news.
[Menvers?] - 290 mls [miles?] from [Windsor?] - I
see that I am more than half way now This part
of the country looks as though it is only partly
settled yet lots of woods, and other places
lots of stumps of tree's.
I was in to see the Essex people and I thought
I would never find them as they there (sic) are three or
four coaches between us now I guess they put them on
at Toronto. They did not have any sleep during
the night with people coming or going. They are
still riding in a first class coach because
there were drunk men in the second.
Perth - I have been taking in the scenery all
along until my eyes are tired there are lots of
rock and trees along here and also a few
small lakes. Perth seems to be quite a
large place. There are very few nice
houses along this road they all look rather
poor. We are going much faster now than at first
and dont make as many stops. It is raining
now a little. Smith Falls is now in sight and
we stop there ten minutes if I had had this finished
I could have posted it here. We are off again
past Smith's Falls, it is also a large place but
you can't get a very good view of it from the
station, It is raining very hard now quite a
change from morning. My the train is going now
so fast that I don't know whether you can make
this out or not
I am just beginning to get a head
ache [headache?] have been feeling goo [good?] until now I
had a sleep before dinner
for about [ten?] or fifteen minutes
Kemptville Junc. [Junction?] - 108 mls [miles?] from Montea
[Montreal?] It is thundering & lightning now
Hope it is over before we get to Montreal.
I've just been back to Miss [Semple?] & Mrs Robinson
& found out that the conductor had given
them a transfer from the boat to the dock for
their (sic) baggage & themselves & I had'nt got any
so the conductor says that they had a coupon
attached to their ticket & I had'nt but he will
make it alright. I wasn't going to pay for the
transfer but I did'nt know that I needed one.
Guess I'll finish this now Good Bye will
probably send telegram when I get there.


Transcribed by Greg Floyd