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1851 Letter Written to Thomas B Campbell from W.H. Fisher
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This item is a letter dated January 13th, 1851 addressed to Thomas B Campbell from W. H. Fisher in Saint John, New Brunswick.
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Letter Written to Thomas B Campbell from W.H. Fisher, 1851. Burford Township Historical Society, Item No. 2002.003.001.
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Mr Thomas B Campbell

Burford near Toronto

Upper Canada

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[Saint John NB] January 13 1851

Dr Tom.

I Received both your letters together

one dated 10 December + the power of attorney, the same day

I Received one from Mr McLean dated [30] December

[wishing] on to be in Reading to fulfil my Bargain as he would

be to town within a weeks time. [Well] he came to town

last week but the money he expected he couldn't get

he was very sorry, but so it was, he couldn't make the first

payment. he wanted the place very much, but told me if

I could sell it to another he would release me from my Bargain

he certainly would take the place if he could get the money

and he [is] certainly expected the money but was disappointed

the place was next [Illegible] and would make a pasture for his Cattle

I at last agreed to wait till about 1st March next and then he would

try and get me say from ten [five] to ten perhaps [Seventy]-five Pounds

and have the paper made out and then he would go according to the

Bargain. this is the best thing I could do, and the best [I] think

that could be done for to lose the Chance it might be a long

time before we could get another then perhaps not near as good

I consider the man an honest person & think he wants the place

And by the first or may be the middle of March next I expect the thing

will be settled some way. I am very sorry that I cannot send you

a [draft] on the [Back?] with this letter but so it is and it must be borne

patiently although I think your patience has had a long trial

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however I'll try and do the Best I can in the matter

[Zekeiel] Fenwick for married last month to Miss Harriet

Fowler [sister] to Martha Fenwicks husband. a first rate wife

for Zeke. the folks here are all pretty well. [Grandma] has had one

of her sick times which she has occasionally but is now pretty well

Neither Ed or I are married and as far as I can c not much

probability at present. the Fenwick girls that is Catherine & Anne

are not married & I believe have no [illegible] although they are nice girls

You would be surprised to see how many young cousins you've got

I am [half] blind almost and hardly know many of them when I see them

Anna [Brundey] with her little family of children are pretty well

Uncle Joseph has been laid up nearly twelve months with a [sore] leg

which is now pretty well cured Uncle Thomas like myself is doing no

[illegible] at present however he gets along pretty well. [Illegible] here has

been very dull these last 3 or 4 yrs but is now reviving. you [Illegible]

I send you pretty nigh every letter the [illegible] the [state] of the Family

and the changes if any so that what I write to you is domestic news

the [outdoor] I send in the newspaper. I see no [Illegible]

[Illegible] every summer without soemthing important

I don't forget but I am anxious to keep you from paying

such high postage [Illegible] every time without getting value in

some way for it. Wishing you a happy new year & my

best respects to your fair Lady if you have been fortunate

to obtain one

I am yours sincerely [in L P & F]

the folks all wish to be


[W H Fisher]

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M H Fisher has shown me the above letter it is

as he stated only [Mr] McLean [Illegible] to wait 'till

July & [then] thought it better to get the place sold

and settled and have at least the Interest going

on if nothing else I think it more than

probable that it will be as he has stated above

only Mr McLean may wish to wait till July before

the first payment

[Thos Barlow?]

January 13 1851

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1851 Letter Written to Thomas B Campbell from W.H. Fisher

This item is a letter dated January 13th, 1851 addressed to Thomas B Campbell from W. H. Fisher in Saint John, New Brunswick.