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W7668 TO [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN from Isaac & Hannah Clark
Oct 16 1907
To: Calvin McQuesten Toronto, Ontario
From: Grand Plains, [Near Milden, Saskatchewan]

Dear friend,

I thought I would write you a few lines to let you know I got home safe. Nigger1 has been as good as he could be I think he just meant to give you a farewell kick before you left. We have just been out brushing and rubbing him with a coal oily rag. He is getting fat but he is not getting any wilder. We use him a great deal. I have got a saddel [sic] for him. He does not mind the rifel [sic] report. I shot two prairie chickens to-day right at the door. We have got about thirteen chickens since you were here.

Harry has gone home and Will is up here now but he is on a thrashing gang so Hannah2 and I have it all to ourselves.

We got thrashing done last week and things look kind of lonely round the door now that the stooks are gone. Well I think I will have to close so good bye from Isaac, Milden, Sask.

October 17, 1907

Just to say hello and thank you for your suggestion [rest of page illegible]. Did you notice that you left a pair of gloves in the fur coat pocket. Isaac says "they're just the thing for driving Nigger" and he'll pay you for them if that suits you.

H.C. [Hannah Clark]

1 For more on "Nigger," which had been Calvin's horse, see W7657.

2 Hannah is likely Isaac's wife.

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