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Dinsdale, Matthew / Matthew Dinsdale papers, 1836-1897: Folder 1

English Prairie 10th Oct 1844 [Transcription],   pp. [1]-12 PDF (12.1 MB)

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You can tell Sam or Betty. You will see from the statement I have given that
coming out here has cost me about 10.0.0 If 3 or 4 were coming together I
think the expence would not be quite so much. But any one may come out for
that sum, and be quite comfortable all the way. Those who come here should
come to "Live not to like". And if they can live - and
of this
I think there is little doubt - let the liking follow if it can. Mrs Sill
returns you her grateful thanks for the Shawl you sent for her. They are
all well pleased with the spice, my Aunt gave me and brought it this distance
"safe and sound". I have found here the communion of saints
I experience that, that God who rides upon the stormy winds and calms the
raging seas is my God. My own helplessness I feel, but I look to him for
strength and guidance. And in a strange land he will not forsake me. The
future is not known by me, but I hope I shall have the pillar of Cloud and
the pillar of Fire to guide me and protect me by night and by day. Give my
love to the "Local Brethren".
Tell Mr Barrett that the second book I looked into at this place was Mr Tafts
lives of Holy Women. Light clothing is required here for summer and warm
for winter. You will please to prepare me a pair of warm gloves or mitts.
Peter has 5 children 3 boys and 2 girls. Tell J Whitely they wish to kindly
remembered to him and Ann. They are obliged for the letter he sent. With
love to all I am very affectionately yours
M. Dinsdale
Peter and his family desire their love to you. We have talked about Askrigg
and its inhabitants day by day since I came.
I could almost wish that my sheet were five times as large as it is. But
as my space is limited I must conclude. I should very much like to have a
plan every half year if one could be printed on a double sheet of paper so
that I might receive a letter at the same time. But you

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