Fort Ellice, NWT 16 Aug 1880 1.5pg Marcus Smith letter to his wife
Fort Ellice, NWT 16 Aug 1880 1.5pg Marcus Smith letter to his wife

Fort Ellice, NWT 16 Aug 1880 1.5pg Marcus Smith letter to his wife
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Fort Ellice N.W. Territories

Aug 16th, 1880

My dear wife

                I have just arrived here from Mr. Lumsden’s camp near Shell River 40 miles distant drove 28 miles yesterday (Sunday) and 12 miles this morning in a drizzling rain with cold east wind and arrived just in time to miss the mail going east which was here two days earlier than usual- I however got your letter of August 1. glad to learn you are all well Mr. Macdonald H.B.C. Co. in charge of this Fort is just starting eastward as far as Shoal lake and hopes to overtake the mail and send this with it- I am going westward 100 miles then return here in 10 days after which all my work will be east of this and my address Shoal Lake N.W. Territories- we have had some very hot weather and myriads of mosquitos-however the worst half of the season is over- and I am in excellent health- Love and Kisses to all

Yours ever

M. Smith