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From Henry2 York.

We received your letters respecting Townsend.  The last came in about three weeks.  Tell his wife I will send money to Toronto to bring him up here.  I wish he was here now, as we have comensed our hay.

I have been building a barn 30 feet by 40 last week and have got the roof to put on yet.  There was know buildings on this lot when I bought it.  We have put up a house for Thomas, but we are living in a house on the next lot ourselves.  We have plenty of good building stone, and I think of building a stone house if Townsend comes.

I think I stated in my last that we had left the Miller farm.  If I had been certain of J. Townsend coming, I would not have left it, but I could not manage both, as I are still lame, and not able to go through the work I used to do.

We have had rather a dry sumer but my grass is better than I could expect.

Tell Georges little girls that the fox has taken severell hens away latley and killed the kander.  But if they come and we have know fowls, I will give them a pig apiece.  We have eleven small ones and seven large ones a year old, 18 in all.

As you did not name George, I take it for granted he is better.

I [am] verey sorry and very much provoked at Thomas because he has not wrote to you before now.  He has now excuce, and I shant offer aney for him.

Last spring we moved our goods just as the snow was melting off and we left a span of colts, 2 cows, and a lot of sheep on Millers farm because we had plenty fodder there, and Thomas stayed there to feed them about 3 weeks, witch would take about 3 half hours each day.

He had put up is tools and sent them up here, so he had plenty of time, and had promised to send the particulars about Samuells death, and I did not know but he had wrote till your letter came dated April 16, and now it appears he has not wrote yet, so I do not intend to trust to his writing aney more.

We are about a mile from chappell.

Mechanics wages are verey high, 7-6 a day and bord.  Cattell and horses are as dear as ever.  I sold one for 34 pounds, and have another worth as much.  Wheat is a little lower.  I did not get all my wheat sold last winter before it fell.  I have a hunderd bushells of it yet.  It will bring but 5 shi now.  Last winter it brought 7s-6d, but I must sell it for what it will bring.

I think it is grait pity that Townsend could not bring all his familey.  I think it will cause a grait deal of anxiet on both sides.  If he come here I shall find him a home, if he his willing to except of it, till he can do better for himself.

Sarah Bumstead has a young son, and Marey Laycock has 2 sons and a daughter.  Fred and John are well, and are grown to be grait stout fellows somewhat like John Bamfords too sons.

Tell Mrs. Townsend that I will write as soon as I hear of her husband.


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