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Title: Bella Smyth, Castledamph to James Smyth, Ontario
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Eliza Catherine/2B
SenderSmyth, Eliza Catherine
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginCastledamph, Co, Tyrone, N.Ireland
DestinationEssex Co., 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.604029
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
Word Count262
Transcript[Letter 2]

[Page 1]
October 20th 1892

Dear Brother
I am going to write
you these few lines to let you
know how we are getting along
We are all well at this present
[present?] time hopping [hoping?]
these few lines will find you all
the same. Dear James [I?] [am?]
[sorry?] to tell you that there
is another death since we last
wrote to you Tilda Gilkison
[Gilkinson?] isdead she died on
Wednesday last October 12 she
was ailing since April last with
consumption she was not confined
to bed until a month before she
died. We have all the corn in we
put in the last of it on Monday the
17th Plum fair day they were over at
Uncle James at four

[Page 2]
o'clock on they [the] morning Father,
Mother Tommy and Bella and William
did not feel to [too?] well and he
[they?] did not go over it was Dinner
time when they got over and then went
to they [the?] fair We got Vacation
for six weeks it is opened now she
opened it on October 10 their [there?]
is not many at it yet nor wont I suppose
until they [the?] potatoes is gathered
Mary John and me is at it we have to stay
day about to watch they [the] cows they
[the?] weather is not very pleasant now
it is raining away to [too?] but I hope that
their [there?] will be good weather yet
to we get they [the?] potatoes dug I must
close my short letter by saying goodbye No
Eliza Catherine Smyth
it is not very well wrote