From Louise Mallory, daughter of Catherine Williams and Wilson Mallory, to Mary Ann (Minnie)3 York.
Geraldine5 Savage has the original.
My Dear Minnie
I received your kind letter over two weeks ago. I would have answered it before, but thought I would wait until your folks had decided when they were going away, and then I would write and tell you all that I knew about it.
They started this morning about ten Oclock on the Francis Smith for Manitoba. I wish them success better than you have had.
I was very sorry to hear of your misfortunes, but hope matters are brightening up for you. I think it was very mean of those people to promise you a school, and then act the way they did. They need choking or something else.
Your folks all stayed with us last night, and Angie, Papa and myself went down to the wharf to see the last of them. Angie & myself stayed as long as we could see a handkerchief wave. Your Father has been sick, and is not very strong yet. I think the rest were about as well as usual.
I was sorry to hear of the trouble Henry's folks were having. I hope they are all better by this time.
Alice wanted me to ask you if you ever got $2.00 or two Dollars she sent to you. I think she said she sent you 1 dollar twice and two dollars the last time and she was afraid you never got it. They answered all the letters they ever had from you. I think it so strange you never got some of them. However, Alice gave me two Dollars to send to you, and I concluded I would register the letters to prevent any mistakes.
I suppose you will soon be going to Manitoba and it is hardly likely that we will see you very soon. I heard Selena say that she was going to write to [you] before long so you will hear from us again before long. I think I would not mind if you were to help her teach. She has an average of 37. Lately she did have more but a good many are staying at home on account of the diptheria. There were four died with it here. They were talking of closing the schools on account of it.
Verna is growing very fast. She will soon be as large as Stanley was when you went away. I will be lonesome for the rest of the folks, now your folks are gone.
You had better send that gentleman's photo. I received his card all right and thank you but I would sooner have one of yours. Have you not got one to spare for me?
Now don't you think that I have done pretty well for me in scribbling such a long letter, but perhaps some of it will be illegible but you will please excuse mistakes.
I am still yours truly, Louise
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