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Title: McCarthy, Willie to McCarthy, Thomas, 1903
CollectionNew Brunswick Letters
SenderMcCarthy, Willie
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationwood chopper?
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNewcastle, N.Brunswick, Canada
DestinationLa Crosse, Wisconsin, USA?
RecipientMcCarthy, Thomas
Recipient Gendermale
Doc. No.
Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count369
Genreweather, family news, friends
TranscriptLower New Castle
April 10th 1903

Dear Brother; I just got your very welcome letter last night. We are all pretty well at
present and I hope this will find ye the same. Well it is beginning to look like spring here now.
We had a good lot of rain all april but today it is nice and fine. the ice did not run yet but it is
getting pretty bad. The mailman crossed at Chatham yesterday. Connells and Foxes are brook
driving now they swing their boom on the ice. They are giving 2½ and $3.00 up river. They are
not allowed to come from Tracidie up, and any one goes down must stay down on account of
the small-pox. There is no mail allowed to go into St. Isador. Jim has Chiverton cooking for him
now. I think he will be late getting his contract finished. Ned is getting better. Mike was in
monday and tuesday helping him to cut wood. He is cutting wood with Jim [Hooke] now.
Douglas is getting alright but Dolly is not much better. She is in Black Brook yet the Doctor
waiting on her, I guess he cant make her eat anything hardly. Old Agnes is better now I think
she will have to go and cure her Tat for Tit this time.
Michael Quigley is getting better. Martin Delaney is pretty poorly but I think he will get
over it though, Mrs Liesesuer is pretty good at making medicine. You said you were going to eat
all the eggs you could on Easter Sunday, I think I will get all I could the noted scamps a hens
never done as bad. Mamma and Katie sent their compliments to ye. We are glad that ye are
thinking of coming home, Papa and Mamma says do not go brook-driving. Father was wishing it
was the last of the month because then he would expect to see ye. I think I will write any more
nonsense, and I have no more news to write. so I think I will have tobring it to a close. Please
excuse bad writting.
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Give my Compliments To John. Good Bye

Willie McCarthy.