Letter from cousin Fred Smith page 1

Frederick Smith to Isabella O’Donnell and family, date unknown
[Copy of letter in possession of David Bennett, A.L.S.]

Dear Aunt and Cousins,
It gives me great pleasure to answer your kind and welcome letter’s, but at the same time it grieves me think, that I cannot brighten your spirits with good news, that is my reason why I don’t write so often as I should like. We are pleased to hear you are all enjoying good health and thankfull to say we are all enjoying good health and that trade is a lot better than it has been, as we are allways working at present. My mother and father are living at two court, four