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Title: J. J. Smyth, Co Tyrone to J. A. Smyth, Canada
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, John James/108C
SenderSmyth, John James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
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.502001
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 01:02:2005.
Word Count292
Transcript[Letter 3]

[Page 1]

Tuesday evening May 30th 1899

My Dear James
I think its now three Weeks
Cinc [since?] we got a letter and we are
Thinking long every Day expecting one
perhaps we will have one this week. We
trust and hope there is nothing wrong
I hope you have got the money all right
we just commenced to cut turff [turf?]
yesterday - the weather is good now and
work will go on again. William Bell and
Eliza is in Strabane today getting new
Dresses The [they] got the cloath [cloth?]
from Manchester - They wrote for patterns
and the [they] come a Basefull - So after
some time they will get there [their]
picture taken and send them our Thomy [Tommy?]
is clipping some of the sheep to Day. -
21 will be clipped to Day. I think they
have above 80 in all.

[Page 2]
how are you getting along in [every?]
way I hope you are not Getting tired
of learning now when its comming [coming?]
up to July Do Not loose courage you know
to loose courage means loss - But when you Do
your Best you can do noman [no man?] I supose
[suppose?] everything conected [connected?]
with it is hard and ill to get through with
what time will the examination take place and
how much for entery [entry?] get anything you
stand in of and Keep yourself in order and
above all Keep good company
Convay [convey?] this [these?] sad [tidings?]
to you [your?] Uncle [ones?] I have heard cince
[since?] I commenced to write that he died at 8
o'clock this morning tuesday so I
cannot tell what is done as yet or
what time the funeral will take place
after the funeral we will write again
J. J. [John James?] Smyth