Add MSS 412 Box 6 File 2
Fifth Avenue Hotel
Dear Mrs. O’Reilly
I arrived this morning & go on tomorrow, minus fishing rods &c which the C.P.R. have carefully lost for me. They are very humble about it and I hope I may get them by the next steamer. It is such a blessing to have the railway part of it over, I was tired of the same line so turned down via Toronto and Niagara, & spent a day at the latter; one felt obliged to do everything , but I found most fascination gazing down in to the whirlpool, and thinking of my lost fishing rods & other things. I have been travelling with a young fellow who has been sent round the world for a year by his parents, & is expected to have all his wild oats sown by the time he returns; I think they will find he still has a few to bury, but he is very good young fellow, quite straight & honest &c.
My eldest brother has been given a place under the new government, Treasurer to the Household. I hope, for the sake of Her Majesty’s pocket, he will be able to keep her accounts better that he has so far succeeded in keeping his own – not that I wish to lecture. I hope you had an enjoyable week of tennis, polo &c & please give my love to all the family
Yours very sincerely
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