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1846 Letter Written to Thomas B Campbell from W.H. Fisher
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This item is a letter dated December 10th, 1846 addressed to Thomas B Campbell from W. H. Fisher in Saint John, New Brunswick.
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    Latitude: 43.0834 Longitude: -80.49968
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Letter Written to Thomas B Campbell from W.H. Fisher, 1846. Burford Township Historical Society, Item No. 2002.003.002.
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Mr Thomas B Campbell


via Toronto

Canada West

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Saint John NB December 10 1846

Dr Tom

I wrote to you about the middle

of last September since when I have heard nothing from

you + almost begun to think that you have gone away from

Burford, tot he far west as you once mentioned in your

letter you expected you would, or probably you may have

been unwell in the place of your abode among [strangers]

to your early life although I hope you find them friends

now. [We] home here are all well just about as usual

Saint John the same old place getting on by slow degrees

Ship building pretty good & saw mill in operation, about

the place on the river some ten or fifteen new saw mills

have been erected or about [that] this season & the next

Uncle Thomas & the others new boat [steam boat?] of which

[T B H?] have half & [Grace Meritt & Capt A Revly] the other 1/2

was not launched this fall will be a 'great one' when she

is launched & expected almost to go to [Fre'ton] & back again

in a day her power will be nearly 200 horse & her cost not far

from seven thousand pounds, Uncle [Illegible] is getting on now

pretty well '[Illegible]' as far as Regards his

[pressing] difficulties about three years ago

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All Mr Fenwick as usual [Mr] Hagarty's the same

Mr [Davy's] pretty well got [three] children now. Aunt

Martha as usual, Uncle Joseph, about the same, [Amy]

has pretty hard times I rather think, confound that [Illegible]

Tom I hope you are a teetotaller Grandma's health pretty

good, not much difference, Aunt Sophia was all as usual

wehn last heard from, I guess I have said all now

[Margaret Brundage] not married - Mr Marshalls

folks & Grant [Illegible] folks pretty well when I last heard

from them, wrote to you last time about your farm

I had been to see it & did not succeed in selling it to

the man who went with me, [Illegible] told that about as good

plan to sell it as I would find would be to sell it by Auction

towards fall, wrote you if you would send me a deed

of it in my name so that I could transfer it to the

one who bought it or something to that effect (I did not copy

the letter) So that I could give a good title to the one who

bought the place either by your power of attorney or by a deed

in my name, have been expecting to hear from you but have

not, have seen no one to whom I could sell the place

If when I receive your letter can be able to do something

decisive about it, in the meantime if an opportunity

offers I will not let if slip

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I am still in the old place at the old business

[Same] old [six pence], probably I may change in the

Spring have not present thoughts of getting married have

no sweetheart & do not know what I may be at in the spring

Ed & Zeke are about as usual Zeke's at Mr [Laynors]

still & Ed is with Michael [Illegible] Robertson was down this

fall appeared pretty well not much change in him

Margaret R is staying with [Mr] Marshall - heard

you [have] married dont know whether it is so or [not?]

however "joy be with you" John [McMoran] was married

first of this month to Miss [Mann], Business have not very

brisk this year hope you are doing well dont forget us

altogether I'll send you some papers shortly &

must conclude by wishing you a happy Christmas

merry new year, some faint hope of seeing you here

shortly, this fall or next spring perhaps you may visit

us, all desire to be Remembered to you

I am yours

W.H. Fisher

December 12th 1846

I have received yours of the 25th Nov

just this moment sorry to hear of your

illness will write you shortly about the

power of attorney think it would be better if

I had it I could then proceed with certainty

I may have to sell the place at [Illegible] - money being pretty scarce

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1846 Letter Written to Thomas B Campbell from W.H. Fisher

This item is a letter dated December 10th, 1846 addressed to Thomas B Campbell from W. H. Fisher in Saint John, New Brunswick.