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Title: M Smyth, Co Tyrone, to J Smyth, Ontario
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Mrs Mary/44
SenderSmyth, Mary
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender ReligionProtestant (Presbyterian)
OriginCastledamph, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
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.310006
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 16:10:2003.
Word Count258
TranscriptDear James
I supose [suppose?] you
thought it strange that
I never attempted to write
to you before now but
when a Letter is addressed
to one self the [they?] ought to
answer it some way especly [especially?]
when there is anything inside
I must be very thankful
to you for your Xmas
gift which I got all
wright [alright?] on the 22nd
your father went
Down and Sam Dunn
now the postmaster
give him two pound (sic)
one shilling and a
Penny and had no
trouble he gave it
to me when he came
up I have Done
nothing with it yet
it is the first mony [money?]
ever I could call my
own I hope I will
have Luck with it
Dear James I return
you my sincere Thanks
wishing [wishing?] you all good
helth (health?) and a happy
New year your letter
of the 18th the [Bulb?] night
I am afraid you were
in trouble when writting (writing?)
it as we were sorry
when readding [reading?] it
Dear James Take good
care of your monny [money?] for
I Doubt its hard to
earn and when earned
hard to keep if you
had Been here you
would not had forty
Pounds in three years
Dear James A [Alexander?]
I have good helth [health?]
since I was at the shore
Last summer thanks be to
God for his kind merces [mercies?] to us all
(&?) if you be able to reed [read?]
this Letter I will send you
another I remain your
affec: [affectionate?] Mother
Mary Smyth