Letter to Angus McKay from Henry McKay:
Letter reading "Fort McLeod April 27th 84. My dear brother, Gilbert had received your last letter dated from Pitt. How glad I am that mamma has gone down to Prince Albert. It will be the best place for her to pass the remainder of her life. We can all surely pay her a visit once in awhile. You must find Pitt a very dull place compared to Prince Albert, however we can't all have the choosing of our situations. I got a very nice letter from James I am now answering all letter so I write you all. I will very likely apply for leave to go down to Prince Albert to visit mamma. It is so long since I had the pleasure of seeing her. If I do go I will stay longer. How I did when I last went down. I may change places with Mr [?] next summer and take Indian work entirely. I should like it much better than having this white and Indian mixture. We intend to try and change societies I think the Bishop will not object. Gilbert is working. He will try and get the contract to build a church at Pincher Creek thirty miles from here. I hope he gets it but it is doubtful as there are a great many putting in Tenders for it. The Spring has set in in earnest here and [?] is the rage. We are beginning to look out for our spring rains which are generally very disagreeable when they come. We are both well and wishing you a pleasant summer. I am your affectionate brother Henry"
385 Corr - McKay family - Brother
Univesity Library, University of Saskatchewan
1 physical item; 26.5 x 20.5 cm, folded in half
MD of Willow Creek No. 26