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Title: J. C Smyth, Castledamph, to J. A Smyth, Ontario
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Eliza Catherine/6B
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,
Doc. No.505050
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 25:05:2005.
Word Count550
Transcript[Letter 2]

[Page 5]

Dear Brother
As John has wrote
a few lines I thought I might
not send such a small letter
after so long a delay I have
not much time today but
I'll try & give you some idea
of how the spring work is at
present I think I told you
before that we work with Willie
Ballantine we have three horses
two young ones and the same one
as we had when you were here the
young ones is [sic] three year
olds one black

[Page 6]

and the other red, they are both
good and quiet. Since I last
wrote to you we had severe weather
so that work was kept back
however we are very well through
at present.
Sunday evg [evening?] May 1st 1904
Today was our comunion [communion?]
so we have got home and has [sic] got
our dinner & tea over and all are gone
out Willie John came over this
morning & kept house
while we were away only
Mother & him are in now.

[Page 4]

I started this letter on
Wednesday but as mother was away
I had not much time so it was
left unfinished. The early
sowed corn is about 3 inches
up. potatoes are pretty near
all in we have about two
days to put in over in Stewarts
place it was hard to get
the carting done the ground was
so wet this morning rained
terrible when we were going down
we got wet all through & hard to
sit a few hours

[Page 5]

Well I see by Mary's last letter
that she has decided to come home
at last Mother warned me to tell
her long ago well I didn't like
because I thought she did not want
to come. I suppose you will visit
New York. that is what you were for
doing long ago Maggie McFarland
said in one letter for you to be
sure & go to her I have not her
address but could get it if you
like I suppose you will wait for
more money to spend before you
come home. it will cost you something
to send Mary home if she has
not got any herself.

[Page 6]

Its a long time since we had
any word from you I think
you get careless by times [sic]
Lizzie Hay told me to tell you
she wrote to you long ago & you
never answered yet so dont
forget. I think its one letter
Bella had from you since
she got married I dont know
which is in the fault [sic]
but it looks strange after what
writing she done [sic] while here
Baby Madge has got her feet
to the ground but has not
the power of the tongue

[Page 7]

only in a few words
Their [There?] is a vacancy in
Omagh Asylum for a carpenter and John
wants to get applying salary something
over £30 with board & all
I was up seeing Bella M Duncan
two weeks ago today you would
feel sorry to see her so low she
was a merry girl 13 years ago
15 of this month when you went
away first but time brings changes
to all I gave Lizzie your address
& Uncles she was for sending Memoriam
cards of Sarah's I must close now.
Your Sister Liza C [Catherine?]