George Wilson Stanley in Ireland from Canada
Nov 13, 1904
We have not got any threshing done yet but perhaps we will soon. We had quite a time with one gang. They promised to come but got stuck in a hole about six or seven miles from here. I passed them that night about seven in the evening. I had been to the Fort with some French men to vote and was on my way back. I had some smoked pork in the back and as I was passing the thresher it was dark and the light of the lantern was shining in my eyes so that I could not see and it took me all my time to mind the horses as they were frightened at the engine. I had to stop for a minute while they got the road clear. There was one man, a Frenchman by his talk. He was beside me leaning against the wagon. Afterwards I thought to myself why did that man want to stand so close behind me so I stopped and felt around and lo and behold the pork was gone.
Yes the cold weather is coming now but "let it come". I am well prepared for it. It freezes every night now but the snow has not come yet. But the Indians prophesy a dry warm long fall. Life is tough here but I can handle that too. Hope to receive a letter soon.
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