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Medd family fonds 81-001/12/13 letter 28 Feb 1852

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Medd family fonds
Accession 81-001 Box 12 Folder 13

Letter: Richard Westoby, [England], to his uncle Robert Medd, Millbrook, Township of Cavan, Upper Canada, North America, 28 February 1852.

Notes regarding the transcription:
In this transcription, most misspellings and grammatical anomalies which occur in the original text have been maintained. For example: ‘cincerely’ is ‘sincerely’, etc. Occasionally, commas and periods have been added to assist in clarifying the sentence structure. Square brackets [  ] indicate indecipherable text.

TRANSCRIPTION

Hive Feb 28th 1852

Dear Uncle

I take this oppertunity of writing you hoping to find you in good health as this leaves myself my Brothers and all their families, so of course, we are all married. By a letter from a young man, John Stanley, that went out from our place I see he speaks of Dining with you. With the exception of that stray line we have not [heard] from you for a long time. I hope you will not delay writing us a line or two. I dare say you will have heard of my Uncle Tho’s Meeds [Medd’s] Death. Some time since you were aware that he had part money which I suppose you expected to receive a part of, it being always anticipated that he would divide it between yourself and us. But things of this sort are not always done as anticipated. My Brother Tho’s Westoby and Brother in law Tho’s Prine [Prince] had the whole management of Uncles affairs previous to his Death,

Page 2 of the letter

that is the ordering of Will making, etc. It was always said that I with my Brothers John & Robert were to receive 5£ each but some how I never got a farthing. So you will perceive that Prince and Tho’s Westoby swallowed all, both Will and money.

I am living at Hive farming a small farm. My family is a Wife and one Son.

I remain Dear Uncle yours cincerely,

Richard Westoby

[Addressee]

Mr Robert Meed [Medd]
Mill Brook [Millbrook]
Township of Cavan
North America