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Title: Mary Smyth, Ontario to Mrs J. J. Smyth, Co Tyrone
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Mary/31B
SenderSmyth, Mary
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationstudent
Sender ReligionProtestant (Presbyterian)
OriginOntario, Canada
DestinationCastledamph, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
Recipient Gendermale-female
Relationshipwrites to her family
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, Castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth
Doc. No.506603
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 16:06:2005.
Word Count389
Transcript[Letter 2]

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South Woodslee
Nov 16th 1901

My Dear Mother,
Just a few lines to
send with these books I thought
You might like to read them. I suppose
you have heard from Tilda's letter that
Belle & I spent 4 days in Windsor.
I must hurry up as Uncle is going down
town & I will send this with him Jim has
not come down yet but he might come before
night It is snowing about right today but
does not lie long Aunt & I was [sic] out
for a six mile drive on Thursday the
roads are all straight here running
East & West North & South so we just
went round the square & it came

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on to snow & we had to face it
part of the way the horse had not
been doing anying [anything?] this
last week so he was in good humour
& I was driving & it took me all my
might to hold him in I can hitch them
up now.
I got a box of Bland's Iron Pills in
Windsor every one told me I should
take them after coming of [off?] the
water. Jim sent down a washing to me on
Monday nine pair socks two shirt & night
shirt so I washed them all & ironed them
today Belle was saying I saved him nearly a
dollar. Well I have got used to the three
meals a day I did not mis [miss?] it much. I
will tell you what we get Porridge on the
morning next Potatoes & meat or eggs & tea &
bread. Dinner Potatoes & meat tea & Bread
& sauce & Pie or Pudding. Supper
Potatoes Tea & bread & some kind of
fruit this is [sic] our common every day
meals. Breakfast 8 Dinner 1 Supper 6 'clock
Aunt was up helping Cass Yesterday I drove her
up as it was snowing & [sic] could not walk
I have not got a letter this [sic] it is more
than a week. Jim is alrigh [alright?] again
Everybody thinks I must be a -------
when I'm not getting homesick I don't stay
long enough [enough?] in one place to get
that way. They have 38 turkeys

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here & 100 hens & not laying an
egg. Eggs is only 20 cents a dzn.
Good Bye [Goodbye?]
M [Mary] Smyth