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Title: William Gilkinson, Castledamph, to James A Smyth, Ontario
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileGilkinson, William/49
SenderGilkinson, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCastledamph, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
DestinationEssex, Ontario, Canada
RecipientSmyth, James Alexander
Recipient Gendermale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge
Doc. No.604037
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
Word Count256
Transcript[Letter 2]

[Page 1]

March 1st 94

Dear Cousin
I send you a
few lines now for the first
I will not have much to say
as Willie has give [sic] you
all the news you have good times
of it going to school what
do you intend to be a doctor
or a minister you have
more lessons to get there
than you had to get when
you were at school here
you have to get them better
than when we were at school

[Page 2]
with Martin McKelvey you say
you have no notion of Marriage
yet is it over there that
you are for building the
cage or will you wait
till you come home and
build it for some of your
old girls when you be
sending [sic] your picture
you can send your sweethearts
along with it to see what
she is like is she as good
looking as the ones you
left is it two to three boys
you mean that the girls
has here or what is it

[Page 3]
the Duncans is going all
wrong this last while the
[there?] are not many girls
round here but the [they?] have
said something about it is not
doing us much harm but it is
doing themselves far more
The [there?] are [sic] a brothers
daughter of Charles Gordons coming
again the first of April its
in Gordons she is for stoping
[stopping?] she is in England with
her mothers people
for there past to [two?] months
you must excuse this scribble

your Lovin [Loving?] Cousin
Matilda Gilkison [Gilkinson?]
Write soon