New Westminster, B.C. 28 Nov 1882 3-pg Marcus Smith letter to his wife
Lot 87 in our auction Saturday 12th February 2022
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Nov. 28th 1882
My dear Nannie
I returned from my last trip of the season a few days ago and received your letter of the 11th inst. – I am glad to learn that you are all well except your brother Henry – I have always feared he will ultimately break down under his struggles for the needful – What a golden opportunity he missed some years ago when he was making more money than he well knew what to do with – a little more ballast and common sense economy and he might have saved enough for the interest alone to keep him comfortably – such chances rarely come but once in a man’s lifetime – Tom was here and spent the day on Sunday last he is now staying at Port Moody – is looking better and seems to get on well with his superior officer Mr. Hill whose wife has come all the way from Halifax to join him she seems a very nice woman – Tom is living in the new station house with them and I think after the end of the month will board with them – The weather continues mild but wet and gloomy. I intend to leave here on Wednesday next so I shall have a few days in Victoria but as the 10th falls on Sunday the steamer will not leave for San Francisco till next day. This will shorten my time a day so that it will be all I can do to get home by Christmas – But if I arrive in Toronto on the 22nd I shall leave next day for Mr. Hume’s and on the morning of the 24 – for home. write to Mr Hume and tell him so. However I shall telegraph you from San Francisco so that you will be better able to judge. Love to all.