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Letter to John Yates from Maggie Morgan

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This item is a letter dated November 20th, 1889 sent to John Yates from Maggie Morgan shortly after John had moved to Glencoe.
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.0258887600745 Longitude: -80.5187344128418
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Letter to John Yates from Maggie Morgan, 1889. Burford Township Historical Society, Item No. 1999.113.002.
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Norwich Nov 20th/89

Dear friend John,

Received your letter

Sunday the 15th I am always glad

to hear from you. W,H,D was here

all day Friday Will helped them

a day in the spring. Oh we are

having such dull weather now

Sunday morning was very cold

the coldest morning we have had this

fall it made us think of winter

Monday Tuesday + to-day raining the

most of the time. We have had

a lovely fall last week + this week

have been the worst. We must not

expect the weather to be all sunshine

nor our lives either. The roads are

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quite muddy now. Pa + Ma are away

to-day over to Uncle Steve's (Mr Lynes)

A week ago Sunday Mr Linscott

preached on how to get rich

in the evening we were at

Presbyterian church. Mr Calvert

has been away four Sundays he

came home last week preached

Sunday we are glad to see him

home again we have a large

choir now there were nineteen Sunday

night We were away Sunday at one

of Ma's Aunts I guess you will

think we are on the go all the

time we can't go week days

(so much work to do) I saw your

brother Sunday night. the first

time I have seen him since

you left these parts. W,H,D said

he had your horse, he said

your brother told him if you

wanted to come home he would

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go out anytime I would like

so much to see you. I think

Glencoe must agree with you

because you weigh more now than

you did the day of confirmation

I weighed a hundred + one this

evening. I am sorry to tell you

Ed Dennis's baby was buried a

week ago Sunday in the afternoon

the day of the [opening] Nov 10th.

The Baptist had a tea meeting

Monday night they made $125.00

Ed + Nettie were down one day last

week we made a dress for Nettie

I suppose you didn't know

[Tamara?] + I are dressmakers

Nettie came down Saturday on the

train they want us all to come up

soon. Nettie says the [flies?] are all

gone now. If you stay away much

longer you will forget how

(good looking) we all are.

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Mr Webb preaches his farewell sermon

Sunday Nov 24th we were all to go + hear

him and [there] you are wayay of [there]

how can you go. The Baptists have a

minister now Mr Williamson they had

a reception for him Friday night

in the church we have a new paper in

Norwich the Literary Sun it is a very

small paper perhaps I told you before.

[Tamara] says she begrudges you a

drink of cider. I think I answer

your letter rather soon don't you

I wish you would write soon so I

would get it the last of next week.

[Tamara] says tell you it is not fashionable

to go to any doings since you left

We haven't forgotten you we were all

talking about you last night (nothing bad)

There isn't much sickness here one case

of diphtheria their is quite a lot sick

around Burgessville.

I remain your sicnere friend

Write soon soon soon

Maggie Morgan

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Letter to John Yates from Maggie Morgan

This item is a letter dated November 20th, 1889 sent to John Yates from Maggie Morgan shortly after John had moved to Glencoe.