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From Frederick3 York (Henry2).
Probably mailed with his father's letter, written the next day.


Dear Grandmother and Grandfather.

I have just taken my pen to write a few lines to you, hoping finds you all well, as it leaves me at this time.  I scarcely know how to find an excuse for not writeing sooner, but I hope it is better late than never.

We have been very busy, and the only time I had for writeing was on the sabbath day, and there is meeting in the house in the morning, and we have a school in the afternoon.

We had a tea party at the school house on the 3 of July for the purpose of getting a library.  And it was a very fine day.  We met at two and Mr. Hery F. Goss addrest the school.  Then we had a ride out, then we took tea.  We had a very comfortable time.  We colected fifteen dollars and sent it to Toronto, and purchased one hundred volumes of the union sabbath school Library, and 19 of the youths library, and we are to get 12 hymn books.

We get one of those books one week and return it the next, or keep it two if we wish.

My year is up, and I settled up and found due to me 12£ 7s after getting two suits of clothes, two pair of boots, a pair of shoes, and 2 months and 9 days schooling out of my year's wages.

I should [like] to know how old I am.  If I have counted right, I shall be 20 1 the 27 of December 1852, but I should like to know for certain.

I am thinking about bying fifty acers of land.  I can get it for clearing 20.

Mary and her husband have left his father's.  He has given them two 100 acers of land, a yoke of cattle, a cow and a heifer, and they are commecing for themselves.  They are well.  They have a son.  He will soon be able to sit alone.

We have had a very dry summer, scarsly any rain from seed time till after harvest.  We are now sowing the fall wheat.  Hay was very light this year, wheat crops perty good.

Father and mother are well.  They have built a plank house and they are living in it.

I received your letter and I took great pleasure in reading it, hearing that you were all getting along as well as you are.  The death of dear uncle and aunt Sarah must have been a heavy trial to you all, but I hope they are in the uper and better world.

I wish you would write as soon as is convinent.  I wish that my u[n]cles wood write also.  I should be very glad to have a letter from them.  I should be very glad to have all our ages.  I have a Bible now, and I could write down.

Sarah is well.  She out at service.

Please to give my respects to Mabbotts people.  Now I must conclude with sending my love to you all.  Thomas and Mary York October the 3 1852.  Please to write as soon as you can.

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