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Title: W Smyth, Ontario to "Dear Brother"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, William/7
SenderSmyth, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginEssex, Co., Ontario, Canada
DestinationCastledamph, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientSmyth, John J.
Recipient Gendermale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge.
Doc. No.410302
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 02:11:2004.
Word Count204
Transcript[Page 1]

South Woodslee
Feburary 10 1890

Dear Brother,
You will think us
extravigent [extravagant?] when
you hear the outley [outlay?]
for the furnishing of four Beadroms
[bedrooms?] bead [bed?] stead buaro [bureau?]
comode [commode?] 3 articles for each room 12
in all one hundred dollars tapistry
and other carpets for the halls [and?]
floers [floors?] one hundred and fifty with
outher [other?] things to match let me know how
archibald and [tildagare?] and the rest of them
is getting along and if Robert [and?] James
Smith is got married yet

[Page 2]

Dear Brother
I was Sorry that I Spoke about any of the
boys comming [coming?] here i may have caused
truble [trouble?]. I know that
people do not like to let their children
go so fare [far?] but this is a great country
young men can get from 125 to 150 dollars
pear [per?] year and girls from 2 to 2.50 dollars
pear [per?] week. I have given the girls an aducation
[education?] of of [sic] Some Kind annie has learned
Dressmaking bell has learned the tailoring and Cassie
has a good education she has been teaching
School the past two and half yares [years?] at a
Selary [salary?] of 300 dollars a yare [year?]
i must close goodbye
W [William?] Smyth

Transcribed by Tony Flanagan