Letter to Angus McKay from Stanley Simpson:
Letter reading "Fort Alexander 11th March 1886 - Dear Angus, I received your letters of the 5th and 12th Feby. I was not at all surprised to see that the opposition party had the majority when I look at my acct. I thought I would have been more. Old Laurie is bound to get up another rebellion this spring judging from his telegrams. The indians here when they heard of their likelihood of them being another uprising in the spring were very much excited and I believe that if any thing of the sort occurred and they had half a show, they could have a hand with it. You can't imagine what a devil of a place this is. I never was at a place that I disliked so much. Mr McLean is busy this morning collecting evidence against a young devil by the name of Philion who was left out here in charge when Mr McLean left here. He was a Clerk in the HB shop at Wpeg and during the month that he was in charge here he got away with some three hundred and fifty dollars and God knows what else as many as thirty sacks of flour were missing when Mr McLean came out and today Mr McLean has about a dozen men who are giving their evidence in writing and I guess it will go pretty hard with young Philion. I suppose that you have heard of Mr Blanchards death by this time. He seems to have died rather suddenly. We are not doing much in the fur line and we have a great deal of opposition I think that I will be leaving for the west in about three weeks at the latest. I will come and bring the geese and ducks with me. I am at a loss for news so I guess I must close. Remember me kindly to old Mr Simpson and Francois, and give my love to old Dufresne and with best wishes, I remain, Yours sincerely, F. Stanley Simpson. P.S. I got paralyzed last night - so you must excuse everything (writing etc) and I have a damn big head this morning I know you can sympathize with me. F.S.S."
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385 Corr - F. Stanley Simpson
Univesity Library, University of Saskatchewan
2 physical items; 19.5 x 25.5 cm
RM of Alexander
Sagkeeng First Nation
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