Item FC 3213 L55 020.030 - 1850 (Sept) from William Douglas Lane to Smithurst

Transcript 1850 Sept 24 - Letter from Lane

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1850 (Sept) from William Douglas Lane to Smithurst

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FC 3213 L55 020.030

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  • September 24, 1850 (Creation)

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Two (2) pp + integral address face

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HBC clerk, post master, and chief trader, stationed at Fort George, Moose Factory, Norway House, Lower Fort Garry, and White Horse Plains.

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Place: [Lower Fort Garry]

From: W[illiam Douglas] Lane

To: Rev’d J. Smithurst, Indian Settlement

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Notes: A short letter from William Douglas Lane, Postmaster at Lower Fort Garry, noting that the 10 lbs of nails that Rev. Smithurst requested are being sent, and fresh beef will be available shortly. Lane also thanks Smithurst for recovering some goods stolen [from Lower Fort Garry] by young Flett, while expressing his suspicion that William Tait put the boy up to it, but Lane intends to “do all in my power to get the young scamp punished.”

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Bruce Peel Special Collections is part of the University of Alberta Libraries.

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