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Title: Stewart, Frances to Brown, Frances, 1869
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
DestinationPeterborough, Ontario, Canada
RecipientBrown, Frances
Recipient Genderfemale
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Word Count363
Genrefaith, health
Transcript1869: June 8
To Frances Brown (Fan), [Peterborough, Ontario]

Tuesday 8th June 1869

My dearest Fan

I have been too long in writing to thank you for your two nice long letters
which I have been wishing to answer sooner but have not one moment to
spare. I am always trying to get on but some way I seem not to advance
at all. For the last week I hardly sewed or knitted much. I have not felt
very well lately & that makes one dull & slow & this cloudy weather & so
many going away so far from us all, and poor Aunt Georgina so ill, altogether coming in one week seems too much for the poor old Mother and
Grandmother of so many. And I have been thinking so much about them
all that I could hardly think of anything pleasant except that I am sure God knows all & can help all who want his care or help if pray to Him and love Him and Look to Him & trust Him, & when one thinks of this it seems
to take a great load off ones heart. And when I am sitting alone in the hall or in my room, these thoughts keep me from feeling lonely or too melancholy but sometimes I cannot help feeling melancholy. But I don't know
why I am writing all this to you. How pleasant it is to have a fire these cool days and evenings. Have you got the stove out of the hall. I suppose you have long ago & the carpet on. I wonder when I shall get up there again. I did not like to go when Mother had no girl as I do so little to help her. I must stop now as it is past 3 & I suppose you will be soon going.
Ever your old Grannie, FS

Thank you for the XL Psalm. Did you ever read the same Psalm in
the Church of England Prayer book. Get Mothers Church of England
Prayer book & read the last Psalm XL & tell me which you like best when
you compare them. So goodbye again.