Camp on Fraser 8 Aug 1881 3pg Marcus Smith letter to his wife
Camp on Fraser 8 Aug 1881 3pg Marcus Smith letter to his wife
Camp on Fraser 8 Aug 1881 3pg Marcus Smith letter to his wife

Camp on Fraser 8 Aug 1881 3pg Marcus Smith letter to his wife
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Camp on Fraser

Aug 8th, 1881

My dear Nannie

                I wrote to you ten days ago and as I have had no letter from any of you since I have very little to say. I go down by steamer to day to Gamsby’s Camp and shall get to head quarters on the 12th, when I shall get letter- This is the most convenient work I have been on for 10 years. We have mails twice a week- only mine are not sent on as they don’t know where I am so I only get letters at New Westminster

The steamboats are very accommodating. They stop at any point on the River wherever the Camp is So we have fresh beef once a week Salmon often, and plenty of fine young potatoes- The weather is now very warm but there are very few mosquitos here this year. This camp is the worst I have been in as it is in thick woods with underbrush and tall ferns-

I have not got an account of Ethel’s performance. I suppose Eloise forgot to put it in the letter- it is little use sending a whole newspaper we seldom get them- I hope you are all well, and enjoying yourselves- I suppose Arthur is quite a lion-

The parties are the slowest I have ever had and it will be all they can do to get finished before the rainy season sets in- I have now a fortnight’s work cut out for them- I have to go ahead and mark out the points in the line for them and instruct them in every detail as if they were pupils- However I shall have an easy time next week- Love and kisses to all and a double number for little thingingbob-

Yours ever

M. Smith