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Title: McCarthy, Katie to McCarthy, John & Thomas, c.1903
CollectionNew Brunswick Letters
SenderMcCarthy, Katie
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNewcastle, N.Brunswick, Canada
DestinationLa Crosse, Wisconsin, USA?
RecipientMcCarthy, John & Thomas
Recipient Gendermale
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Partial Date
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Word Count699
GenreXmas, family news
TranscriptLower NewCastle Dec 25

Dear Brothers we are all pretty well at present. We hope that you had a merry
Christmas. It seemed very lonesome not expecting to y see you on Christmas. It was a green
Christmas a green Christmas a full graveyard they say. Ned did not come out and Willie went in
after Mass and mike went to the office and seen Sullivans. The ice is good we all walked to
Church on only Mother. You would hardly know that it was Christmas. Sullivan took the buggie
down on Christmas she was down her self. We got Ned’s letter a Tuesday night. We mailed our
letters to you on Saturday 20th but if you did not get them let us know and we will write it to ye
again. Every thing is much about the same as when you went away. They have it are not ready
yet for sawing. It is pretty frosty it a rained heavy a Monday forenoon here. Father says to let
us know in the next letter what you are doing. Mother says to tell you she is glad to hear that
you are not lonesome and getting on well. The fields are all stripped and I suppose that is the
reason that Ned did not come out. There is nothing hardly worth while writing everything is
very dull no melts. Mike is about home yet waiten upon the snow. The Oct Old Cook went up to
his new cookhouse a Monday. Gertie was asking about you, Mike said to tell Tom not to forget
what he promised in Newcastle.
Dec. 26th.
Dear Brothers I went in to see Nedie yesterday afternoon and got out the forenoon. He
had no pen to write to ye with, So he told me to write a little for him. Well he is pretty well only
he has some of his old cough yet. He was very glad to hear of ye been so lucky and getting along
so well, and wishes ye a good time, and a happy new year. He said he will write ye a big loud
letter as soon as he could and that he would let ye know when his birthday was too, if the
weather was not very bad. He could not come out yesterday unless he walked, the mares shoes
were dull and the road was very icy, He was out here twice and hauled some hay from the
lower meadow since he got her shod. There was only three from in there at church yesterday.
He said tell Tom not to work too hard for the yankees, and ye did well not to go to the woods.
He would like to know what it cost to take a horse over there. It commenced to snow this
Morning and it is still snowing at dark. Uncle William was up last Monday and he had to go back
up on Friday and papa went down this morning. Jack Smith is hauling birch for Lyons and the
wife is up in Chatham. Mary Doyle is home from Boston Ned Wonders if she will go to see the
Saddler, They are putting the rafters on the mill today. Mamma says to tell you to take care of
yourselves. Did ye get the world with the letters. We all wish ye a good time and a happy New
Year. Jack Nugent says he got no letter from ye yet. Will Savage came home with a bad sore hand
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Gosh now Ned Says he does not know that lad, but swinging to her He should have took a
better look supposing he had to stand still at here on the side of the road and gaze at her, even
he did make her laugh.
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Write soon let us know if you got the others your loving sister Katie C McCarthy for John and
Tom McCarthy poor writing. It rained all this forenoon th 27. This is a terrible letter for any one
to see. Bye bye, to both, write to me what kind of a Christmas you had. from all