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Mary Cragg, wife of John Robert Richmond

1 August 1834, a letter written by Mary Cragg to her father, David Cragg:

"Dear father,

These lines leave me in good health hoping to find you the same way. Isaac called to see me and gave me your letters and I gave him some money and he went to work in a brick yard in Hamilton. He got 12 dollars a months and board. Agnes is at a place in Brantford. She gets three dollars a month. I have never heard from Jennet this long time. I have sent two letters and never got an answer. T. Slinger has headed for the States. He left a week ago. Timothy was here and has left here and gone to Scarborough."

[There is a part which cannot be made out. Something about Tom Slinger and the things they had left at Owens in York. It seems he took some things and sold other things and just left the rest where it was.]

"About two weeks since there came two men from Hamilton with a letter to the governor and they roasted a great ox near the wharf and had a great dinner at the British coffee house. There was a meeting called for Tuesday last in order to raise a fund for the destitute and it was not attended that day so they called another on Wednesday. At three or four in the afternoon they was standing on the gallery that was round the market over the butcher shops. There was so many men on it that it broke down and there was one caught on the hooks andit tore him open and ran into his heart. Another one got a hook in his thigh and insides and they think he will not recover. There was two or three killed and some more had broken arms or legs."

"The weather has been very hot and there has been several cases of cholera.

Mary Cragg."

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