Letter from Peter and Sarah Grice to Abraham Walter - 8 Feb 1842

Tuesday, 4 August 2020 04:18 PM BST

Contributed by: Jerry Green

Sarah was the daughter of Abraham Walter. She was a cousin of my Great Grandfather George Green. Vaughan February 8th 1842
Dear Father & Mother
I now take the present opportunity
of writing to you these few lines hoping they may find you in
good health as it leaves us at present thank God for his kind
providence if over us sarah as for sometime being very sick but
she is now A great deal better and I think by the help
of God she will get quiet well again she has been quiet
consumtive and I went to the bufalo Doctor for her and
took A bottle of her water along he his A water Doctor and
gave me medicine for her and I think it has done her A
great deal of good and if the Lord willing I intend starting
on the 10th of this Month for bufalo again to get fresh
medicine for her the first time that I was of to the Doctor
at new years and since that time she has got A great deal
better Charlotte and Frances are both well we have but
the two children we have been looking for A letter sometime
but have not received any since March last I have sent
one Across to bufalo last sumer with A man that went
from our neibourhood and I told him Post it their we
had intended coming to see you last sumer but money was very
scarce but I think that if we are spared untill another
sumer we shall try to come and if we cannot both come I
shall try to come myself and sarah is wishing she had some of

her sisters to live with us she would be very much pleased
to have one of them here we was still looking for Father
all the fall untill winter set in but it was in vain we
should be very glad to see you all once again for it seems
to be very long since we left you but I hope that we shall
if spared soon see each other again we have hadA very fine
winter there has not been two weeks sleighing all winter but
it has been very Good traveling with waggons produce is fetching
A prety good price and cash for every thing that you take
to market hay is very dear it is from 17 to 18 Dollars
per ton straw is 8 to 10 Dollars per ton wheat is 9 york
shillings per bushels barely 4 shillings oats 2s 6d peas
4 shillings potatoes2s 6d pork is very low from 2 1/2 Dollars
to 3 Dollars per hundred and beef has been selling at
A peny per pound and hind quarters at three coppers
per pound pleas to write back as quick as you get this letter
to let us now how you are all geting along in health
and weather you intend coming to see us or not
to conclude we all send our kind love to you all
and all enquiring Friends so no more at present
from your ever affectionate children
Peter and Sarah Grice



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