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Title: [M Drubor?], Newtownstewart, to B. Smyth, Plumbridge.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileDrubor, M.C/90
SenderDrubor, M.C.
Sender Genderfemale?
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNewtownstewart, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
DestinationPlumbridge, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientSmyth, Bella
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge,Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge.
Doc. No.305050
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 07:07:03.
Word Count744
TranscriptEnvelope addressed to: -
Miss B. Smyth,

Postmarked on Front [Newtownstewart?]

P.S. Minnie is well
She was up
some time ago

My dear Bella,

It was
so very kind of you
to write so soon to me
& I enjoyed you [your?]
nice letter I [know?]
no one that can write
a letter like you when
you [begin?] [&?] I may
tell you when I read your
letter to My Mother she
says the same. So it is no
flattery on my part.
I do trust dear Bella
that you are all enjoying
good health at present
as I am so thankful
to say we are.
And I suppose you
are one & all getting over
poor Willies' death I
don t like to mention it
Annie & I had letters from
Tilda & tell her I often
think & pray for her
& sometime soon I will
write We are pretty
busy now & will be
for a fortnight I suppose
as we are thinking of
white washing & doing up
a little for the summer
We have our field work
well on Jerry has some
Aberdeen turnips some
as well as the Swedes.
So he works pretty well
some times. We have got
a very good boy this
term but a Catholic no
matter if he does his work
He is after the nature of
Armoror. He was stopping
on in his old place so
Jerry fell in with this
boy & we like him well.
He is for drawing home a
Stack of old turf tomorrow
so he has his harness all
cleaned & the buckles all
shining which is a very
good sign of taste & neatness.
I was glad to hear of
Mary getting in to Mrs [Nelsons?]
I hope she will like it & get
on well 2 yrs & 1/2 is a long time
to serve at the plums but time
wears in I often wish I had
finished my time, but no
one [knows?] what is in
store for them sometimes
I feel I would like to go
as an improver to the millenery
[millinery?] then?] we have all
work enough at home & little for
it. Sometimes I say when I am
flurried, I will go & (marry)
-"wouldnt you", then one cant
do that alone so there you
are still it might come to
that yet who knows.
Dont fret about the
rice-plant dying I will be
able to give you another one
Mine is flowering & my flowers
are doing very well for so far.
but I hope you will have the
pleasure of seeing them soon
as yous [you?] must bring Tilda
down to see us some day when
we get squared up a bit I
dont want to be caught again
in a mess. So dont forget to
secure my fern & have it to
bring down with you. I was
in Omagh last Friday & I
was looking at Crawford s
flowers I purchased none
do you remember the day we
bought the Aurelias.
There was a party from Newtownstewart
at [Barness?] gap on the [Queens?]
Birthday James Moore from [Grange s?]
you remember him & Sister was there He
says had he known I would have gone
he would have asked me but I said
no. I'm sure I would not have gone
with them all the same.
There is a good excursion to
Belfast to-day. [2s.?] for return that
Is cheap but the journey is so far.
The good templars are having one
to Bundoran some-time soon I
dont just know the day for 2s same
fair I dont know whether any of us
will go or not unless one was going
to stop for a week they could go cheap.
How are all the folks I used to know
getting on give them all my kind regards
has A McCleeland any notion of a wife yet or
Andy Ballentine I never hear a word about
the people & the Hamiltons or Wee Sam. I had
a letter from Louisa Campbell before she [left?]
Plum saying she would send me one
Saralis Memorial Cards but I have not seen
it yet What about John & Joe [Tildy?] did
they ever come home to see Tilda. Be sure
[&?] write soon & give me all the news shouldnt
take you 2 days doing so. Love to your dear
father mother Willie Tom Liza Mary John <WILLIE

are coming last but not least yourself from your
old chum [M?] [C?] [Drubor?]