Memories of Ireland  
HAROLD MORGAN STANLEY - extracts from letters to his father, 
George Wilson Stanley in Ireland from Canada

March 26, 1905

I am going to make a move a mile or so further north. I have got a very good offer from Mr. White for 6 or 7 months. I am going to go and work for him for $30 a month. He has got a farm of 2 sections, 320 acres and he has got a job of Homestead Inspector at $150 per month so he has hired me. It will be quite a thing for me. I will clear $210 and my board and team's board and perhaps he will give me a job for the winter. He has got 50 or 60 head of cattle. I have changed my arrangement with Mr. B. I am to pay rent and he is to furnish all work and I am to pay half threshing and I am to get one third of crop so I think I will be able to handle a little cash next winter. 

Mr. White is rather a nice man. Quite a bit better off than Mr. B. I think I will have a nice place there. It is quite an undertaking to go and put in 60 or 70 acres for a man when I have  never done any before but never venture never win and he seems satisfied. Mr. B is rather sorry I am leaving and so are the rest, but they know it is a better thing for me.


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