Letter to Angus McKay from J. Fortescue:
Letter reading "Moose Factory, Jany 20th 1891 - My dear Angus, I have written to Annie already and given her the whole of our little news which certainly does not amount to much but I must write you a few lines in the hope of getting an answer so that we may become better acquainted than we are seeing so much of our affections are centered in the same quarter. I hope you are all quite well and baby growing as he should strong and healthy. You do not know how I wish I could see him and Annie. There seems no hope at present of our doing so but I suppose I must learn patience even in my old age. We have had a very mild winter and a very poor one for the Indians who are doing nothing and those at Albany are starving. I think if it were not for the English provisions there would be no living here for the natives. As far as we are concerned we get enough beef and mutton with that and some salt provisions we do very well we get plenty potatoes and in summer other vegetables. Percy went last fall by the ship to Jim Charlie at school he was not the least bit sorry to leave he thought it would be [?] fun on board the ship. I expect he changed his mind when he became sea sick. Dr Christie very kindly undertook looking after him as he was going also we were sorry to lose him for he was a really good doctor and a nice man with just one failing, the drink was too much for him a brother of his attended to the shop he married Mr Colliers governess they have a dear little boy just eight months old and he also has blue eyes when I look at him I think of our baby and [?] and imagine that he is like. I do hope you are able to send us your photos and his. Nellie and Gertie are pretty well and have been amusing themselves in various ways darning, [?], painting etc. but they still [?] Prince Albert. Our future Bishop is I believe to come here next summer his name is Mr [?] and Englishman but had a living in Ottawa I think. Which he gives up to come here as first Bishop [?] thought of Archdeacon J.A. McKay the reason why he gave up the idea I do not know. I hope things are going on in business better with you than they are here and that we should have good news from you when the [?] for packet arrives.With best love and wishing you a very happy new year and a kiss to Annie and Forty, I remain Yours affectionately S.J. Fortescue"
385 Corr - Fortescue
Univesity Library, University of Saskatchewan
1 physical item; 22.5 x 18 cm, folded in half
North Eastern Ontario