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Letter to James Pate from Thomas Pate, December 31 1876


Description
Creators:
Pate, Thomas, Author
Pate, James
, Recipient
Media Type:
Object
Text
Item Type:
Correspondence
Description:
Letter to James Pate from his brother Thomas Pate. The letter was sent December 31 1876. In the letter Thomas says Merry Christmas to his brother and provides an update on how he is doing. He states that they are selling very little milk and he thinks it is due to most people spending their time away from the town for the holidays.


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Middletown
Dolla[?]
The last day of 1876
Dear Brother,
I again write a few lines to tell you how I am getting on. Both Mr. and Mrs. Wilson are at Netherfield just now and Agnes is away home, spending her Christmas Holidays so there is nothing but me and the woman about the house

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at present and will be till Wednesday. We have had awful weather here for about a fortnight the snow was nearly fifteen inches deep withers, but not so much about Stirling. Thaw set in on Wednesday and we have had very wet weather ever since the snow is now nearly all away. The Deavon is very large and has flooded some houses. I have been with

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The milkman two of three times and will have to go every morning till he comes home. It is quite a good job I think, but very cold just now. We are selling very little milk just now as most of the borderers in Dolla[?] are away spending their Christmas holidays. I got a letter from Willie last week and one from the week before that & they were all well, they were telling

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That Michael Wilson had bought the bank house. I think I must stop now as I have one to write to Willie. So hoping you had a merry Christmas and whishing you all a happy New year. I remain your loving brother
Thomas Pate
P.S. I saw in the Hamilton paper that Lesmahagow Plowing match was to be on the farm of Mouisland this time and on the 10 of January.
Date of Original:
December 31, 1876
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
2017AM001.126
Collection:
E. Ann McRae Personal Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.1334 Longitude: -80.26636
Recommended Citation:
Letter to James Pate from Thomas Pate, December 31 1876. E. Ann McRae personal collection, Item no. 2017AM001.126
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Letter to James Pate from Thomas Pate, December 31 1876


Letter to James Pate from his brother Thomas Pate. The letter was sent December 31 1876. In the letter Thomas says Merry Christmas to his brother and provides an update on how he is doing. He states that they are selling very little milk and he thinks it is due to most people spending their time away from the town for the holidays.


Page 1
Middletown
Dolla[?]
The last day of 1876
Dear Brother,
I again write a few lines to tell you how I am getting on. Both Mr. and Mrs. Wilson are at Netherfield just now and Agnes is away home, spending her Christmas Holidays so there is nothing but me and the woman about the house

Page 2
at present and will be till Wednesday. We have had awful weather here for about a fortnight the snow was nearly fifteen inches deep withers, but not so much about Stirling. Thaw set in on Wednesday and we have had very wet weather ever since the snow is now nearly all away. The Deavon is very large and has flooded some houses. I have been with

Page 3
The milkman two of three times and will have to go every morning till he comes home. It is quite a good job I think, but very cold just now. We are selling very little milk just now as most of the borderers in Dolla[?] are away spending their Christmas holidays. I got a letter from Willie last week and one from the week before that & they were all well, they were telling

Page 4
That Michael Wilson had bought the bank house. I think I must stop now as I have one to write to Willie. So hoping you had a merry Christmas and whishing you all a happy New year. I remain your loving brother
Thomas Pate
P.S. I saw in the Hamilton paper that Lesmahagow Plowing match was to be on the farm of Mouisland this time and on the 10 of January.