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Title: unknown to a friend, 1903
CollectionNew Brunswick Letters
Sender Gender
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religion
OriginLower Derby, N.Brunswick, Canada
Recipienta friend
Recipient Genderunknown
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TranscriptLower Derby, N.B.
Jan. 1, 1903.

Dear Friend:

I received your letter Christmas morning, and was glad to hear you were both well and
enjoying yourselves. How did You spend Christmas in Yankee land-? I came home Christmas
Eve, there was lovely going on the ice, not a bit of snow on the road we had a green Christmas
All day long we only saw two or three wagons on the road. We had a storm since, not a big one,
but enough to make good sleighing. Amos, Rine and I drove to town yesterday. Amos came
home Christmas Eve too. Silas came with him as far as Houlton, he stayed there at an aunt’s.
We had a letter from him this morning, he said he had a fine time Christmas. He won’t come
home at all now this winter. Amos will likely go away again in a little while I saw Richard
Chiston’s wife at the Union the day I came up. There was a young man there, just home from
the States, who wished her much happiness and called her Lill, so I know it must be her. I have
not met her yet.
Everything was the same as usual in Bartibogue when I came up. Mr Currie was down on
his ice boat one day, he was up to the shop, he bid me good-bye and said he was going to
Baltimore about a week after Christmas. I suppose he is off by this time He was likely around
inspecting all the schools, he still had the cold, the peppermints did not cure it. I am up a week
to-day I’ll perhaps be up a little over another week may be two. I am going to take the good of
it The old lady is tending shop. I suppose she don’t care how long I stay. I suppose you had all
the news long before this. Mr Mrs Ray and all the rest were well. They moved up to the new
camp a day or two before I left. It will be quite lonely in Bartibogue this winter. The counting
stick came to grief the other day. It has been idle this long time, I had no wool to work with, did
not get a chance to get any, so I brought it up home, and some one slammed the lid of my trunk
on it and cracked it, but I tied it up, and got to work again. The girls told me they saw you in
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