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Letter from Agnes Pate to James Pate, Nov 9, 1876


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Creators:
Pate, Agnes, Author
Pate, James
, Recipient
Media Type:
Object
Text
Item Type:
Correspondence
Description:
Letter to James Pate from his sister, Agnes Pate. Letter was sent on Nov 9, 1876 and discusses various family members and illnesses in the community.


Page 1
Midtown Nov 9th 1876
My Dear James
How are you keeping this cold weather? I am afraid you will be missing some of your cloths. Tom, with some of the rest of us, are wondering if you are not coming home soon to see us. We are all keeping pretty well again. Wilie is at the shap this week again altho looking rather pale and Marion has resumed her studies altho a little feble and whitely. John Brown Bent ploughman is lying with gastric fever. He has

Note: gastric fever is also known as typhoid

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been pretty moderate till last night. He had fainted and they were alarmed. I have not heard tonight.
Your father had a note on Monday saying his offer is not accepted for that farm. He was rather building himself up. He took a trip away over to Biggar the beginning of the week and is not home yet this being Biggar fair day. Tom is giving [?] to William Wilson Dollar on the twenty third if spared in health. He thinks you might come home before that. If you note come,

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if you would write and let me know if I could send you any thing you need with your Tom. He will likely not be long till he be in again as he is just wandering about. I think if ever he has a home of his own again he will value it more but it is hard to say, for a habit of thirty or forty years, staying is not easy got the better of. There is in good deal of scarlet and gastric fever about Lesmahagow just now. We had a good sermon form one of your Edinburgh ministers last Sabbath, ours being not [?]

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Marion sends her very kind love to you and [Gefsie?] and Bella, all the rest of the folk are just asleep, they have had a great night making and eating [several illegible words] friend, ever your affectionate sister,
Agnes Pate
Date of Original:
Nov 9, 1876
Subject(s):
Collection:
E. Ann McRae Personal Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.1334 Longitude: -80.26636
Recommended Citation:
Letter from Agnes Pate to James Pate, Nov 9 1876. E. Ann McRae personal collection, Item no. 2017AM001.125
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Letter from Agnes Pate to James Pate, Nov 9, 1876


Letter to James Pate from his sister, Agnes Pate. Letter was sent on Nov 9, 1876 and discusses various family members and illnesses in the community.


Page 1
Midtown Nov 9th 1876
My Dear James
How are you keeping this cold weather? I am afraid you will be missing some of your cloths. Tom, with some of the rest of us, are wondering if you are not coming home soon to see us. We are all keeping pretty well again. Wilie is at the shap this week again altho looking rather pale and Marion has resumed her studies altho a little feble and whitely. John Brown Bent ploughman is lying with gastric fever. He has

Note: gastric fever is also known as typhoid

Page 2
been pretty moderate till last night. He had fainted and they were alarmed. I have not heard tonight.
Your father had a note on Monday saying his offer is not accepted for that farm. He was rather building himself up. He took a trip away over to Biggar the beginning of the week and is not home yet this being Biggar fair day. Tom is giving [?] to William Wilson Dollar on the twenty third if spared in health. He thinks you might come home before that. If you note come,

Page 3
if you would write and let me know if I could send you any thing you need with your Tom. He will likely not be long till he be in again as he is just wandering about. I think if ever he has a home of his own again he will value it more but it is hard to say, for a habit of thirty or forty years, staying is not easy got the better of. There is in good deal of scarlet and gastric fever about Lesmahagow just now. We had a good sermon form one of your Edinburgh ministers last Sabbath, ours being not [?]

Page 4
Marion sends her very kind love to you and [Gefsie?] and Bella, all the rest of the folk are just asleep, they have had a great night making and eating [several illegible words] friend, ever your affectionate sister,
Agnes Pate