Letter to Angus McKay from James McKay:
Letter reading "If you can get a horse for me write to me as soon as possible - St. John's Coll. Nov 30th 1879 - My Dear Brother, I write you these few lines to let you know that we are all quite well down here. I have no news to tell you except that the Xmas Examinations are very close at hand. They are to commence on Friday the 5th [?] shall leave on Friday the 17th Joe and I are going to spend our Holidays at Mrs Inksters. I want you to do me a favor and that is to try and get me a nice riding Horse. I think you could easily get one from Papa. I do not like to ask him myself as perhaps he will not send me one. I would be very very glad if you could send me one, if possible something like your [?]. I could easily keep him down at Inksters as Willie said he will keep one for me if I got him. I could enjoy the Holidays a great deal better if I had a horse as long as he would be fit for riding. But the chief reason for my asking you to sent me a horse is this - Mr Matheson has been talking of taking a trip out to Saskatchewan next summer Holidays. He was telling that he would be very glad to see the country out there that we could easily go out if we had two horses. So that if you could possibly send one one I would be very much obliged. If you do not get one I would like it if you would kind send [?] in early spring where the traders come in. If you cannot get one from Papa ask Gilbert to send me one. Of course there is no need of my describing the kind of horse I would like, as you know I like to ride a good frisky one. If I do not go out to Saskatchewan next summer Holidays, I think I could go out far as Qu'Appelle to see Henry, that is if I had a horse, as I could easily go out with the Macdonalds. Hoping that will succeed and sending you and Kate and all the little ones best wishes love I am your aff Brother James - P.S. Please excuse the writing [?] as I am in a hurry. I shall write you by next mail."
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Angus McKay - Corresp with James
Univesity Library, University of Saskatchewan
1 physical item; 23 x 17 cm, folded in half
Partial watermark reads: "C.G.S: - St. John's College crest at top of letter