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Title: Stewart, Frances to Fleming, Sandford, 1850
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
DestinationToronto, Ontario, Canada
RecipientFleming, Sandford
Recipient Gendermale
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Word Count262
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Transcript1850: May 27"
To Sandford Fleming, (Toronto, Ontario]

Auburn, Peterborough
27th May 1850

My dear Sir

I hope you will forgive me for again encroaching on your time & attention,
as well as your kindness in this way but I am tempted to do so by having
heard a message you sent to my son George by Dr. McNabb, advising him
to try & get some means of improving himself by going to Toronto.
This he has been long wishing much to do & could he hear of any
employment or situation to enable him to pay the expenses attendant
on living there, & afford him an opportunity of learning and advancing
in the branches of Science and Art necessary to the Professions he has
chosen, he is most ready to accept of it.
If you know of any place of this kind or could without inconvenience
to yourself make some enquiries to seek one for him, he & I shall both
feel deeply indebted to you.
He writes a tolerably fair hand & understands accounts & Bookkeeping
& would be most thankful if you will have the goodness to let him know as
his great wish is to do what he can & to feel that he is doing something or
anvjhing to improve himself & to be independent He would devote his
spare hours to improvement in different branches of Science if he could
procure employment in some Store or office & a moderate salary to enable
him to live.

I remain dear Mr. Flemming
Your sincere friend,
Frances Stewart