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Title: L.L [Connor?], Belfast to Dear Mr Smyth
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileConnor, L. L/35
SenderConnor, L.L.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationschoolmaster
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDromore, Co.Down, N.Ireland
DestinationOntario, 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.410097
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 27:10:2004.
Word Count366
TranscriptNo envelope

Dear Mr Smyth

I am again settled in an Irish school about 1 1\2 miles from Dromore Co Down in a nice little two teacher school, with free house and garden. There are between 50 and 60 pupils so that I am not overladen. The country is beautiful and June has brought so far, summer weather. It rained all of April & May and the season is late but if the good weather remains there is a good chance to make it up. I am travelling this month as the retiring teacher is not able to move for a few weeks. I now feel quite content to settle down again in old Ireland and I do not think I will have any reason to change my views. My wife is happy to be back and the climate is making a great improvement in her health and happiness. I do not regret my years in Canada as I learned much there and although my Canadian
service is not recognised for salary purposes, still I have the experience and it will prove useful to me now.
From a political standpoint I am somewhat at a loss to give you its present condition. The last election in Northern Ireland produced a better numerical opposition and Joe Devlin and his two men have also taken their seats. The change has been quite noticeable even now but "Parliament" has adjourned until October so that my short stay here has not given me the opportunity to grasp the situation. The north is doing well and the much maligned Free State is handling a difficult situation with success. Economics instead of politics will be the means of a prosperous south and eventually a prosperous "whole Ireland". That day I am afraid is far distant but not outside the range of possibility.
I am sure you are looking forward to your trip across this year and if you do come I shall be glad to hear from you and of any changes you notice in the past year.
My wife joins me in kindest regards and may you live long and die happy
in ould Ireland is the wish of

Yours sincerely
L.L. [Connor?].