Thursday, September 24
My dear papa,
I hope you will give good sport, and get plenty of birds for Jack and me. Tuesday was Alice Ward’s birthday and we went in Mrs. Ward’s carrage which was sent over fore our use.
The cellar is nearly finest I think on Tuesday seven men worked, seven men the next day, and to-day six.
Mrs. Drake’s canary bird flew away to-day I dont know if she got it or not. The little chickens are going on very well. I got three eggs for three two days but yesterday I left the door so I got none.
Mrs. Ellise took his cattle into town and had them shod.
Your affectionate son
Francis. J. O’Reilly.
*1 – 2020 – Frank appears to be writing from Point Ellice House. The letter mentions work being done on the cellar. The cellar was added to the house beginning in 1877. However, September 24th was not a Thursday in 1877.Back to List of 1870s Letters
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