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Title: Mary Smyth, Castledamph to J A Smyth, Ontario
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Mary/123A
SenderSmyth, Mary
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationstudent
Sender ReligionProtestant (Presbyterian)
OriginCastledamph, Co. Tyrone, 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.506601
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 16:06:2005.
Word Count414
Transcript[Front of Envelope]
Mr James A. Smyth
Windsor Box 626

NO 21

[Back of Envelope]
NO 21

DE 2

[Written on Envelope]
pschhylogy. [psychology?]
[figures and sums also written?]

[Letter 1]
[Page 1]
Nov 18th 99

Dear Brother
We have just
came in after leaving
the orangemen down at
Gilkison's [Gilkinsons?] for
Newtown [Newtownstewart?]
to leave [lay?] the foundation
Stone there are seven cars
of them They thought the
[they?] would not travel it
this time the first is Willie
Orr's our own second Willie
Barker's third John Orr's fourth
Andy McClelland fifth

[Page 2]
Andy John Campbell's sixth
& Tommy Houston's [Hustons?]
seventh four cars & three traps
the band went in front and
played to Elkin's lane and the
cars [horse drawn passenger
vehicles?] behind if you would
see the length it was from the
first to the last of them
going down the road here the
[they?] got all on the cars at
Elkin's They are getting a lovely
day sun shining like middle of
summer. Tommy Houston [Huston?]
says the sun would be shining if
the [they?] were going out in the
middle of winter They gathered
out well not many missing
The Plum [Plumbridge?] Band when
they heard that this one was going
on cars the [they?] sent for a
waggonete [waggonette?]

[Page 3]
to Newtown [Newtownstewart?]
and took them It looks like the
Twelfth of July only the Bushes are
all bare. John Charles was up
at the drums about six oclock
the [they?] left here I think about
nine we will be lonely to they come
back and they will not be home till
afternight [after night?]. I may
tell you that John Charl [Charles?]
has got a watch Uncle Charle [Charles?]
got one from some of them men in the
Plumfair [Plumbridge fair?] at one
Pound so he gave it to John
it is keeping going on yet
He was always talking
about getting one so he has
one at last it may do him
for a week or two but thats all

[Page 4]
I suppose you are near
done with the learning now
I dont know how you will
do at the teaching if it be
wee ones you'll be teaching
You will be cross I would
think. James Houston [Huston?]
rec. [received?] your papers
[sic] think the [there?] are
lots of news in them besides
the papers here. Master James
gave us that paper which
we sent to you a few days
ago he think your papers
are not to [too?] easy. Well
I have wrote a good deal & I think
after all that there is not much
news in it
To J. A. S. [James Alexander Smyth?]
No more at Present
Mary Smyth