Letter to Angus McKay from [?] MacFarlane:
Letter reading "Private - Hudson's Bay Company, Cumberland House 30 April 1894 - My dear Mr McKay, Albert Flett arrived up here on the 25 with the mail, having left the butter and dogs etc at Sturgeon River. Soon after, the river the Saskatchewan broke up, and the man is now north [?]. I hope fish won't get to Sturgeon River before Morse and Horace [?] that place, altho' a gale of wind has been against them since they left. I trust John Saheys and our resident trader [?] Cook will be able to hold him in check in the meantime. You had forgotten that last year I sent Edward Ladotte[?] up, earlier than usual, with the April mail. I was disappointed at not hearing from Major Colton and others but hope to do so [?] Louis Jourdain, who ought to be here this week. You acted very wisely in insuring your life in the great Company of the future. I wrote strongly in your favor to the commissioner and I also asked the Inspector to back up my recommendation and hope he will do so. There is no better form of investment for you and many others than carrying as much insurance as possible in the Mutual Reserve [?] Encourage all your friends to go and do likewise! I noticed the death of Scott's father - also that of poor Joe Hargrave, and [?] Ballantyne formed in the Company's Service and a great writer of [?] [?]. He was a good [?] man. You did well to keep the Bale [?] and Horace's liquor under the circumstances - but [?] will bring all I hope. I notice that the affair of the defunct Commercial Bank are in a much worse condition than people supposed. I am afraid that the poor shareholders will seriously suffer. Why does Gordon not have his life insurance in the same Company as you did? Mr Wright also ought to join and all those who can afford to do so. I have great faith in this [?] and heartily wish it the greatest possible success. I think if I were an agent of this [?], I could obtain some policies. As it is, I have [?] done much work for it, and one or more other insurance Companies and when or rather should I eventually thus act for pay, I hope I get on to go in for another policy to my advantage!! i think Henry will also Insure in [?] when a [?] offers for taking a medical examination. I hope you [?] will exceed my expectations. Later on I will give you details of ones. [?] [?] causes here operate adversely, while Foxes and Martens [?] have been remarkably scarce. I am afraid too that the [?] post will again prove a source of deep loss to the district. With all good wishes to Mrs McKay and yourself, Believe me yours very truly, [?] MacFarlane - P.S. You will see what I have written to [?] Umperville[?] in reply to his letter of inquiry - [?] MacFarlane"
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385 Corr - MacFarlane
Univesity Library, University of Saskatchewan
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