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Title: [Lord?] Caledon, Quebec, to the Countess Of Caledon, Littenhanger, England
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Filelord caledon/9
SenderLord Caledon (James Du Pre Alexander)
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationpolitician
Sender Religionunknown
OriginQuebec, Canada
DestinationBarnet, England
RecipientCountess of Caledon
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD 2433/B/8/32: Deposited by the Trustees of the Caledon Estates
ArchiveThe Public Record Office,N.Ireland
Doc. No.9512013
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 07:12:95.
Word Count466
TranscriptMy Dear Mother
I have just returned from the country in time to send you a
letter by the English mail which goes out this morning to thank
you for the trouble about the P Puragh[?]-I suppose by the time
I hear from you again all will be settled.I intend to start very
shortly that is in two or three days to La Chine but I think on
the 1st of May we shall begin our voyage.I have not heard who
are to come I believe there is to be a lady the wife of one of
the Hudson Bay agents. Mr.Deane [?], Sir George myself and
Lunderstand [?] an officer of the 71st I expect we shall reach
Red River about the 5th June and about the middle of July I
shall be homeward bound but if I amuse myself I shall not be
very particular as to my return I will write if I have any
opportunity which I hardly expect there will be.I am glad you
took a share for me in the opera box and am sorry I cannot avail
myself of it-I shall hope to be able to get myself leave this
year and will take it last so as to carry me on till the next
Spring so that I may be saved the horrid nuisance of crossing
the ocean in those steamers.Our snow which was leaving us was
[---?] last Sunday by about a foot & 1/2 of fresh snow so we are
in a shocking mess here-Direct my letters to the Citadel Quebec
they will be taken care of.I shall leave directions for the
moussels[mussels?] to be sent to you they are preserved and a
direction how they are to be cooked is to be sent with
them.Grimiston is off again after more but the weather is
breaking up I do not think he will be successful,he envies me
but I am prepared to be much bored but the never ceasing
paddling fpr so many hours a day.Should I get many letters from
you before I start ( I have given directions for them to be
forwarded) I shall answer them from La Chine after that I shall
not have an opportunity of writing-However you may calculate on
leaving about the beginning of September.I hope to be able to
get a good many curiosities of one sort or another the only
difficulty is the carriage of them-I am much afraid that I shall
have to travell[travel?] to Montreal by land as the steamers
have not yet begun to fly owing to the Lake [---?] I have
nothing more to say but I shall most likely write from La Chine
if I have time as I shall better know what places are after I
have seen Simpson
Every your affectionate Son

April 23 1841.