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Yours of 2/26 recd. glad to hear all are well, as I am same, had began to think you was not going to write any more to me. What is Chas doing in Canada. Glad to learn Arch is steady again. Yes many new gold finds. Many are imaginary & some for affect. Some few good ones of course. If a few colors be found it creates some excitement & silver being so depressed, it necessarily puts many miners & prospectors looking up the Yellow Linen. I recd papers. Many Thanks. I have 3 pr. suspenders. 10th is pay day so about then or 15th I will send you $20.00 to help pay interest. say you can send me two nice, enat, good quality black string ties. WInds. a light but strong metal match box as I work in water & my match box it about gone & can get none here. it must be light otherwise do not send it. send me also a nice bandanna for neck. Satin. Nothing loud as I seldom carry an over coat to bulky to carry. & I let a fellow havy my Macintosh to go to Boise. he was sick and may not return very soon. I am now boarding in Town ½ mi. to woalk. it does a fellow good to walk when he comes out poor air and smoke. Can’t get such things in camp. I will send $ for same in next lettter. please send at once. say, while I was in Cornucopia Ore, I met a Dr. by name Connors or O’Connors is Irish. he is fine has several handles in props from Eng. Govt. but is a Drunk. he’s smart. he is in Pine Valley & Married a sister to a Mrs. Sarah Welsh. that I worked for one summer at Blackfoot. Welsh now lives at Payette, Ida. have 800 acres fine land and stock & fine people. I called on them on coming up to this country. an only son & I are firm friends & I can get Connors full name and address if you think any thing from the following. Dr. was glad to meet me. said I was an image of McCambridges in Cos. Antrim and Down & I think he mentioned names fo Pierce or Sharp, Cameron or O’Donald or McDonalds. Can’t recall now as he was slightly under the influence. he spoke of some one of the Family who was very handsome a Male member who married an only child that was wealthy. but for a time was disowned, but afterward he thought became reconciled. he also spoke of numerous relatives who had titles, Estates, shires, Abbeys, Castles, etc. in Scotland & England. & seemed to be surprised I didn not no more of my ancestry than I did or that I had to mine for a livelihood. if I remember rightly he is or claimed to be related to some of the same & was proud of it. he asked my religion and I told him & also told him I though Grandma on pops side was a Protestant & he knew that. he could tell his ancestry for hundreds of years. he has a good head. so if you think there is anything in it, say so & I can get his address. I have not saw anything in papers in regard to estate. how much does it involve & what does Aunt Mary think of it & why so. Please inf. me. Bye bye to all as ever
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