Letter to Angus McKay from J. Fortescue :
Letter reading "Hudson's Bay Company Moose Factory 22nd June 1890 - My dear Angus, The packet just got here only yesterday and I got all your letters from Jany to April - I bribe our Appleton man to take this up to the [?] otherwise [?] not be able to write for a month. How glad were we to hear that our [?] girl was safe over her first tumble and danger, and that you were the proud and happy parents of a thumping boy. It is most wonderful that she got over it so easily. No doubt the healthy life she has been leading had much to do with it. So you got my letter in time to give it my name. Was [?] [?] in saying I thought you had slightly miscalculated the time, I was quite sure he would be born early in April, but we never thought it have come the last day but on [?] March. I assure you we are all happy and relieved and congratulate you both and wish the little mortal, all happiness and prosperity and hope he may be your comfort and support when you come to be old. Give my girl a good kiss for me, and my grandson to fancy my being a grandfather, I don't feel a bit like one, not more than I did before. Is there a postal savings bank at Prince Albert yet. If so I was thinking I might endow the young [?] at once with a Savings Bank account which might accumulate til he comes of age and be something for him then worth having. Ask Annie which she would prefer that or the usual cup or spoon [?] and let me know by June packet there is plenty of time to write after you get this. And now good bye god bless you both all though I say I [?] write more fully by mail meanwhile with all love, Your affec father in law, J. Fortescue"
385 Business Correspondence
University Library, University of Saskatchewan
1 physical item; 13.5 x 21.5 cm
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