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Title: J J Smyth, Castledamph, to J A Smyth, Ontario
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, John James/104C
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
Doc. No.506073
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 30:06:2005.
Word Count569
Transcript[Letter 3]

[Page 1]

Castledamph Sep 10th 1891

Dear James
I once more take
the liberty of letting yous [you?]
all know that we are all well
at present thank God for
all his goodness to us all
hoping that the arival [arrival?]
of this note will find yous [you?]
all well we got your letter and
3 pictures on 25 august and we were
all glad to see your likness [likeness?],
in wich [which?] you look right well
Better than when you left it is well
Drawen [drawn?] and is like life apperance
[appearance?] - also the letter Brings the
glad tidings of a godely [godly?] house hold
[household?] together with a good harvest
and an a [sic] aboundent [abundant?] crop –
By the letter I see its nothing to Get in and
out crops in that contry [countery?] Besides
in this poor weet [wet?] contery [country?]
which is all ways [always?] raining

[Page 2]
this day is a good one and
I have to leave the meadow
to write this note we might
if it Keeps up have some tramped
[hay stacked and flattened into cocks?] we
have 5 cocks [small hay stacks?] shook out
now and has [sic] none tramped yet ours is
onely [only?] two weeks cut and is not
much the worse yet this Day and two others
is all we got this 5 weeks - the [there?] –
are lots of hay laying in laps
[hay rolled in loose bundle for drying?]
and one laped During that time
and is worth very little now
I have never saw [sic] as much rain
at one time - except [unless?] it
changes Ireland will suffer this
year the corn is Beginning to ripen
John Elkin has cut some and some others
- we will join [begin?] tomorrow if
dray [dry?] up the Burn very little
has Been got Done the weather
Being so very wet - we had
they [the?] lambs in Gortin But never
was offered money for them it was
the largest sheep fair I ever Saw

[Page 3]
and nothing for them Tomy cliped [clipped?]
them yesterday and left them
in the Gleen [Glen?] this morning
Dear James Denny McKarnan [McKernan’s?]
Daughter was married yesdardy [yesterday?]
To Bob Kays [Keys?] the [there?] were [sic]
a grand Drive to the church and through
Barness [Barnes?] By Gortin and into
Plumb [Plumbridge?] 6 cars [horse drawn
passenger vehicles?]
Dear James I am sorry to have to let
yous [you?] know that Andrew Campbell,
(Lilly) Bradkell [Bradkeel?] is Dead
- he Died on 25 August after a week [sic]
illness so Bradkell [Bradkeel?] is left
in Deep mourning – it is much
lemented [lamented?] they [there?]
are a great many taken away since
you left short as the time is
I hope you have got my last letters
and the picture of Bella and Eliza
and little Sarah Straughroy
Excuse me for my Bad
writing as I am in a hurry

[Page 4]
I will write next week
and let you know [sic] we
are Dowing [doing?] times here
only looks middlen [middling?]
at present
John Warnock Castledamph
has an auction on sheep and
lambs this day 100 he has
in the notice - I cannot
get [one?] when the day
is Dray [dry?]
But I will hear how the [they?]
did I have nothing particular to
write I hope your uncle Aunt and
cusion [cousin?] is [sic] all well-
No more at present
I remain your loving father
John James Smyth

James A Smyth