Letter to Angus McKay from [?] MacFarlane:
Letter reading "Personal. c/o Hudson's Bay Company, Winnipeg 10 May 1899. My dear Mr McKay, Your always welcome favor of 4 May is just to hand. I am glad to hear of your own and family's health and welfare. We were all sorry to hear of Major Colton's recent death at Battleford. He was a kind and find man. Your brother Henry came in from Grand Rapids the other day and will be going North with Mr Laird as Cree Interpreter and Trader etc. He's in a good position and will pave the way to something better, should he keep straight, which he appears to do, and have done from many months. We all wish him much success. Mr McLean is in Chicago at present and will be going North this month - there is any [?] [?] gold up there in [?]. Mr [?] is much interested in rich finds adjoining the McLean [?]. We have a great country, but a cursed Minister of the Interior, who blocks proper development. The [?] will turn out well this season despite Sifton's cursedness. Alice[?] will be in early in June on a ten days visit on business to Winnipeg. The Winnipeg boys were all well and doing well early in April, the date of the letter. I am surprised to hear that Gordon secured to many Rats[?] at the Pas. He must mind his debts, or those Indians will trick him out of much money in this way. I hope your [?] may turn out better than you expect. I should not wonder if Mr McDougall were stationed at Prince Albert, with the [?] of Cumberland and English River Districts etc. They keep all things close here: But this is an old [?] and likely to become a fact. We are glad to hear such good accounts of the Fortescues's, and your own Fortie. We are all well Dieu Merci. The spring has been very late and unfavorable tho' warmer of late - but still not quite settled. I am sending you herewith a copy of the [?] [?] [?] which you will greatly enjoy. All do - the sale of them has been immense. With all [?] regards and best wishes I remain yours ever sincerely, [?] MacFarlane - A MacKay [ie McKay] Esq."
385 Corr - MacFarlane
Univesity Library, University of Saskatchewan
1 physical item; 21 x 27.5 cm, folded in half
Winnipeg Capitol Region
Watermark reads: "Deal Flay."