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From Mary3 (York) Laycock.

I take up my pen to rite these few lines to you, hoping to find you all well, has it leaves hus at present.

We was sory to hear of dear granfathers death, but we expect to meet him in a beter world.  We should like to see you all, but the distance is so greate we dont expect you will ever come to this contry.  We are now living on our own farm.  We have too hunderd acers of land.  We have a yoke of oxen and one cow and too heifers.

We have too acers choped.  We expect to make shugar in this spring.  If you was nearer, we should send you some.

Our little boy groes.  His name his Robert.  He can walk by things.  He will be a year old the ninth of May.

We was at fathers.  Thay are all well.  John and Henery are growing stout boys, and they can help father and mother a good deal.  She is a industrous woman, and one that knows how to manage, and is very fond of the children.

Frederick is gon to Toronto with a loade of hayseed.  He has been once before.

Sarah is working out.  She gets twelve shilings and sixpence per month.  She has bought herself a new cloak, and severl other things.

We are much obliged to you for the things that you sent into the box, as we found them very useful.  Give my respects to Mary Mabbot and tel her I should like to hear from her.

There is a railroad coming from Toronto to Lake Huron.  Thare is a great many horses working on it.

It was a very dry sumer.  Crops was lite.  Weate was prety good.  It is three and sixpence pur bushel.  It has been a plesent winter.  The snow is about has deep as it was last winter.

My love to Aunt and Uncle Gorge, and not forgeting Uncle David, and little Jesey.  I would like to know hant York and uncle George Green.

I must conclude.  I remain your affecttonate grandaughter,

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