Rapid City, N.W.T. 7 Sep 1880 Marcus Smith letter to his wife
Rapid City, N.W.T. 7 Sep 1880 Marcus Smith letter to his wife

Rapid City, N.W.T. 7 Sep 1880 Marcus Smith letter to his wife
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Rapid City N.W.T

Sept. 7th 1880

My dear wife

                                The mail from Winnipeg would arrive at Fort Ellice on the 5th. Inst. which () passed a week before- I left directions for my letters to be sent back to Shoal lake so I shall not get any letter from you till I reach there- about 10 days from this- I am working back from this place westward and expect to get through this month- The other parties are west of Ellice and expect to finish their work and get back to that place about the middle of October- when there is about 5 days work for them- then we return to Winnipeg which I shall not reach before the end of October- We have had miserable weather for more than three weeks cold winds and rain nearly every day- Now it is more settled with frosty nights- I write this early in the morning and my fingers are numbed-

There is weekly post from this place to Winnipeg so this will leave in a few days and reach you about the 20th inst. I am in excellent health and the work is progressing satisfactorily

Love to all

Yours ever

M. Smith