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Letter to Ettie Yates from Simon Hill
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This item is a letter dated January 11th 1887 from Simon Hill to Ettie Yates.
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.0254495355513 Longitude: -80.5187344128418
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Letter to Ettie Yates from Simon Hill, 1887. Burford Township Historical Society, Item No. 1999.113.008.
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[Mifs] Ettie Yates

Hatchley P.O.


Page 1:


Jan 11 1887

Dear Friend

I have been thinking

about writing to you this long time

but I have neglected to do so

I have been waiting to get my

pictures I got them last night

so I thought I would send you

one because we are friends &

I promise you one if you would

send me one of yours but I

think you aught to have given

me that picture of yours that

night when I was to your

place Well Ettie how is Hatchley

and all of folk getting along

since I left I suppose Will &

George Carder visits Hatchley

as usual has Allen [chose] his

meetings yet I think you will

all be good now

Page 2:

I heard that some of the

Harley boys comes up to [literaly]

they say that they have lots

of fun does [Hillis] come up yet

& also [pug] Shillington Hillis is

mashed on you girls

but he would like to get acquainted

with you & the rest of the girls

he says that I am a queer

fellow would not give him

& inter duction & I tell him I

did not get a chance to

Well I am having lots of fun

sawing wood it is not so

easy as shoemaking but I

don’t mind hard work.

How is John & Charley & Carrie

getting along. Tell Carrie

to take good care of Charley

for he may get [frozzen] this winter

Page 3:

Well I heard your Uncle George is

married to [Missis] Neal I did not know

wether to believe or not

he has got a smart woman

how is Lizzie & her Mother getting

along I have not seen them for

a long time Well Ettie I think

I have scribbled enough for this

time I am not a good letter

writer so you will haft to excuse

all the mistake & bad writing

for I am in a hurry to go

to town be sure and write

& send me one of your pictures

so I will close by wishing

you a happy New Year

I remain your sincere friend

Write Soon

Simon Hill



Page 4:

I am coming down about

the 20th of this month to see

[S] Robbins at New Durham Maby

I will hire to him so if

I have time I will be to


Through many a mule we are apart

And other friends you see

If I am worthy of a thought

Will you remember me


Write Soon

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Letter to Ettie Yates from Simon Hill

This item is a letter dated January 11th 1887 from Simon Hill to Ettie Yates.