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Dinsdale, Matthew / Papers, 1836-1897
Call Number, Wis MSS DL, folder 2 ([unpublished])

Pedlars Creek, Wisconsin 25th July 1845 [Transcription],   pp. [1]-18 PDF (18.4 MB)

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    Pedlars Creek,Wisconsin 25th July 1845
My Dear Mother
 I have this day received the parcel you sent by Mathew
Willis which was heartily welcomed by me, even before I opened it
because it came from Askrigg, and from those who are dear to me there.
I expected a great number of Letters, even more than came, but I am
thankful for these and consider them an earnest of what are to follow.
I have two from you; one from each of my Sisters; one from Edward; and
an apology from John. When John feels like saying nothing I hope he
will continue to send me apologies and when he can say something I
shall be very glad to have a letter. One from Hullet Hall; one from
Thos. Thistlethwaite; one from Mathew Thompson; one from James
Robinson|and one from Thos. Caygill. I am greatly obliged to all who have
wrote to me. I am _thankful_. I am grateful to J Robinson for the Rhubarb
seed. I gave half of it to Mr. Wasley who I expect has plenty of it;
the other half I retain to give to some other person. I have no garden
of my own, but if I should have one I can probably procure some seed from
those I have given to. I think you have acknowledged all the letters
I have sent to you. I should like to know it Thos. Lawson of West
Burton and Geo. Metcalfe of Marcell have each received one from me, as
I wrote to them both, to Thomas I think in April and to George in
June. Please try to give my respects to Mr W. Whaley and tell him I am
obliged for the Mittens, they will be very useful in winter, as I can
wear a pair of gloves under them. I expect you will be anxious to hear
from me, so I have commenced to write as soon as possible, and shall
fill up this letter as I have leisure and mail it next Thursday, which
is the day on which our Letters and Papers are sent and received.
 This place is not on any main road so we have the Mail but once a

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