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Title: Stewart, Frances to Atwood, Annie, 1867
CollectionRevisiting Our Forest Home, The immigrant letters of Frances Stewart [J. L. Aoki]
SenderStewart, Frances
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhousewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDouro Township, Newcsatle District, Upper Canada
DestinationGore's Landing, Ontario, Canada
RecipientAtwood, Annie
Recipient Genderfemale
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Word Count385
Genrenews, family
Transcript[1867] May 2
To Annie Atwood, Gore's Landing, Ontario

2 May, Friday no Thursday

My dearest Annie

I heard in a round about way at first of your dear brothers release which
can only be viewed in one light, a Glorious & happy change!! But I
feel anxious about your dear Mother & Kate. I had a long letter from
Mary begun just before the Event & finished afterwards & she said they
intended to return to their own house as soon as possible, so I have
waited to hear of their arrival, & since I heard from Miss Caddy that they
had returned & were at their own Cottage, I have not been able to write.
I have such a cough that it overpowers me completely after one of those
long choking fits to which I am always liable & which has prevented me
from doing anything till today....
Kate has been very poorly lately but I hope is gradually gaining a
little strength. She is now able to be up for breakfast & to walk from her
room to the parlour which she could not do two days ago. Faintness comes on if she walks or stands & pains & weakness in her limbs, but
I hope she is now getting better. Mary Dunlop has gone to Toronto to
stay some time with Mrs. Rolleston. I am sure she will be very happy &
I think the change will benefit her health. She has had a bad cough all
winter. How are your Lambs & calves getting on. Poor Robert has lost
several Lambs. He is out of patience about his spring work getting [ ] &
our veranda is not to be done till Autumn as he has not time to draw the
stones &c which he could not get at till the snow went quite off as they
were along the fences where the snow remained till too late. We shall feel
the heat of summer very much without a veranda.
I must stop for I am quite tired but I know dear Annie you will
excuse me & with kindest remembrance to Mr. A. & your own dear self
in both which Bee joins, & Kate would if she knew. You must ever believe
me, Your Affect' old Grannie. FS