Caroline to Peter, October 29, 1876

Oct. 29
8:30 p.m.

My beloved husband,

Our darling is not better today and I try to think that I had made up my mind that she is to join the band of angel children that stand around the throne of God. Her suffering has been very great – poor, pathetic darling, the fancies in her head are so fearful that they bring her sick at the stomach. We keep ice [?] her head. This morning she had a very back attack and the pain was so bad that it affected her throat in some way and she could not speak…

Everyone has been very kind. Mrs. Drake stayed up last night with her and I got some sleep… Mrs. Ward came today, took Puss and John. The dear little sufferer cannot bear a sound and the room is so darkened that it is difficult to see…

[signed Carrie O’Reilly]

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This collection of letters has been digitized from an earlier transcription project and is for informational purposes only. This transcription has not been verified against the originals. Researchers interested in these letters should consult the original documents housed at the BC Archives.

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