Letter to Angus McKay from Henry McKay :
Letter reading "Fort Ellice Dec. 23rd/74 - My dear Brother, As Wm [?] will be starting for Winnipeg tomorrow morning I now take the opportunity of writing you a few lines. I have received your letter by Mr. Clarke in which I was glad to hear that you were all well and enjoying yourselves. I also received a letter from Papa, in which he states that Thomas has found all his horses and heard also of another which he thinks is my mare. Mr. McDonald is not at home just now he is off up to Pelly, but will be here for New Year. George is now at Green Lake along with the young Parson. He is doing nothing but traveling all the time and enjoying himself in all respects. Tom is sending him up a horse for his use up there so I think he will enjoy himself pretty well. There has been quite a great deal of sickness up here during the last few months back with the fever but However so far all are once more beginning to straighten up and I hope the next time I write you I will be able to tell you that all is well. I believe that Thomas' little boy is a regular little dancer. There is quite a town rising[?] down the river at the Bridge. Old [?] is the Mayor and Papewash his Secretary. Young Chaska ([?]) we generally get him to go and see our traps. I have now killed 6 foxes and one crop. So far I have enjoyed myself pretty well. We have had an awful game of foot Ball this evening and I feel pretty tired after it. I have written to all my friends to received quite a lot of letters by them. I am sorry I haven't time to write to the rest of you but I hope you will all write me as I would like to see how you are all getting along at School. Mrs McDonald received a letter from John Archer the other day and I was surprised to see how well he wrote. You can tell Gilbert and James I will write them by the next chance and Joe too. I may also tell you that the packet from Fort Garry will be starting on the 10 or 15 of January so you must take all your letters to Fort Garry Post Office - I must now close this shortly now with kind love to you all and wishing you a happy New Year and Pleasant winter. I remain, Your dear Brother, Henry McKay"
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385 Corr - McKay family - Brother
Univesity Library, University of Saskatchewan
2 physical items; 19 x 23 cm
RM of Ellice
Written on back: "Master Angus McKay - Care of A. Cook Esq. "