Letter to Angus McKay from William McKay :
Letter reading "Carlton 17th Sept 1874. My dear Angus, Your brother arrived here alright on the [?] instant and I arrived here from Fort Pitt 3 days after. Mr Traill and family went up to Lac La Biche, his youngest child died of the Hooping Cough the next day after they arrived at Lac La Biche all his children had the Hooping Cough they caught it on the road between this and Fort Pitt. The poor little Molly that dies was very ill when they left For Pitt. I am sure you will all be sorry to hear of her death. She was such a lovely little child. Harriet feels the death of her Dear child very much. Mr Clarke is to start for Canada tomorrow morning and by him I enclose $10 Dollars to be divided between you and your 3 brothers for to use as pocket money. You can give your brothers what you think proper. I hope you will make good use of the money keep the largest portion for yourself. Trusting to hear from you by every chance and tell me how your self and brothers are getting on hoping to hear you are all well. and always advice your brothers to be good boys and tell them always to attentive to what their teachers tells them, tell Joe to be a good boy and try and learn his lessons well. Hoping to hear you are all well your Mother writes with much love to you all. I remain your ever affectionate Father W. McKay. William is still here and Thomas and his wife came here to day his little boy is quite well and getting big boy. W. McKay"
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385 Corr - McKay family - Father (Wm)
Univesity Library, University of Saskatchewan
1 physical item; 21 x 25.5 cm
Division 5 - North Central
RM of Duck Lake No. 463
Watermark reads: "TH Saunders Superfine"