Letter to Angus McKay from Walter Traill:
Letter reading "Kinistino 15th June 1898 - Dear Uncle, Enclosed is a receipt for the money you were good enough to lend me. I am giving you a security [?] some of my cattle and of course will not sell any without advising you of my intention of doing so. I was [?] sorry after I saw you that I did not ask for the 200.00 which you were at that time willing to lend. If you are still of the same mind I would ask for fifty more. I have about 125.00 due me this fall [?] if crops are not good I will not get the whole amount at once and I would like to be on the safe side I can give you security some way as on first amount. Father is at present on a visit home and will not be bacvk for a week. Our cattle are all looking well I think it would be hard to get a better looking lot of cattle at this time of the year. There has been no increase in your stock recently but I am pretty sure all the [?] are in calf. My old friend John paid us another visit recently and gave his grandchild some bear meat (dried). The fear was very poor and as a consequence the meat was of not much value. An Indian from Stoney Creek country stuck here the other day on his way to Battleford. While here he went on a hunt and killed a moose and young one. I purchased some meat from him and we friend it very good indeed. I would like to have sent some to you [?] but the [?] is too far, however I got some of it dried and will take that in. Wife and children are all well. The baby is as good as young[?] as one could wish for. He wakes up a little too soon in the morning but has not kept us awake for five minutes during the night so far. With love to Aunt Annie and the children from Harriet and self I am your affectionate nephew, Walter Traill - I have put down the cattle as their present harvest lowest possible value"
McKay - Box 2 - Angus McKay - Folder 1 - Book 2
Univesity Library, University of Saskatchewan
1 physical item; 25.5 x 20.5 cm, folded in half
Division 5 - North Central
RM of Kinistino No. 459
Partial watermark: "Ford"