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Title: McCarthy, Katie to McCarthy, John, 1903
CollectionNew Brunswick Letters
SenderMcCarthy, Katie
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNewcastle, N.Brunswick, Canada
DestinationLa Crosse, Wisconsin, USA?
RecipientMcCarthy, John
Recipient Gendermale
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Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count518
Genreweather, family news, friends
TranscriptLower NewCastl
Dec. 19th 1903
For John,
Your loving Sister Katie C McCarty

Dear Brother’s.

We are all pretty well and hope to find you the same. The weather has been very cold all
last week. But it is a little finer now. It rained a Tuesday night and took nearly all the snow away
– none for sleighing. Mike and Ned were up to town a Tuesday. Ned came out this way and they
took the colt up. Ned was out a Sunday. Ned says to tell you to be good to yourselves. He has all
the colts yet. The old chusher stopped a Monday. They started to haul the boiler a Wednesday.
They hauled it with blocks When they got it up the hill they yolked Mahoneys horse with Bruce.
Mahoney drove Bruce Daisy and Mollie ahead, [Corey] body was teamster. It was three o’clock
when they got up to the house. They were stuck nearly half an hour at wills, they took it up the
back road. It was some time the next day before they got it to the landing place. Henderson is
head man now. Cowie is working there now and Currie is gone to New Orlean’s. All the old
crowd is back Joe is gone to fire. They got the Ram in the hou brook and the water in the house
ever how long it will work. I guess the P.J. has a notion of leaving them. Daisy kicked Bruce and
then kicked Jim. Bruce is lifting his heels yet but I think if he doesn’t get better care he wont lift
them long, the whip often reaches him. Every thing just looks like what it did when you were
there. They got the rails hauled home. Father and Willie were down cutten wood for Uncle
William. He was over seeing the Priest about his eye and he had to go up a Friday to get it cut.
Willie is down while he is up he is not up tonight but you will see further on how he is. Is Tom I
suppose Tom is quite fat now. Mike says he hope you have a better cook now than what you
had last winter. I wish you a happy Christmas for I dont see much sign of Santa Claus yet. The
time is very long since you went a way. I am making a pair of socks for Ned and Mamma is
making a shirt for him for Christmas. I am going to hang up my stocking to see if he will come. Is
there any hills there like in Bartibogue
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Mr & Mrs Marman were over last Sunday. Bill Mahony is gone with Marman for the winter The paper says there are 50 cases of smallpox in Rogerville. I think it is gone to be a [lonesome] winter. I suppose Tom has got a girl now doing his work. All the neighbours are well.
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A merry Christmas and happy New Year to ye both Write to us soon about Christmas