Letter to Angus McKay from W.E. Traill:
Letter reading "Riverside 29 August 1894 - Dear Angus, I do not often take up the [?] to inflict you but will do so now as Harriet says she owes your wife a letter, she found one nearly finished which she wrote weeks ago. First she tells me that she is afraid she did not acknowledge the [?] which had only one fault. She has been [?] poorly lately. She was in here two or three days with a bad cold and now again with Lumbago. She is mending however. We intended sending down the Bear Skin by steamer but were so busy we forgot. I will however take it down when I go the shoot with you, as I have not forgotten your River invitation [?]. What time would suit you best, if you are still of the same mind? I want to buy from you a couple of moose skins over and above the Bear Skin - that is if you will sell them for $7.00 each in Cash. I am going to [?] Ethel with me when I go. We are all busy as nailers. Walter has been making hay on the w side of the River. He is now back and we are all [?]. The crop this year is light. I think mine is good as my neighbors or perhaps a trifle better. My fodder is not all I could wish, but we leave all kinds of vegetables, tomatoes, cucumbers, squashes and etc etc. I have not seen the M.L.A. since his return from Regina. I was in attendance at the synod and was appointed a delegate to attend the provincial synod to be held in Winnipeg next year. All will [?] if they pay our expenses. If Mrs McKay wants greet tomatoes for pickling let me know. I am writing in a hurry as I have yet to go down and post this. The girls have begun to attend school again. Ethel cannot go just now until her mother is better. I saw your mother and sister the other day. They were well. Give our [?] kind regards to your wife and accept the [?] yourself. Ever yours faithfully, W.E. Traill"
McKay - Box 2 - Angus McKay - Folder 1 - Book 2
Univesity Library, University of Saskatchewan
1 physical item; 25 x 20.5 cm, folded in half