Peter to Caroline, Penticton, November 1, 1888 No 22

Penticton
Nov. 1st/88

My dearest Wife

I have just recd your very welcomed letter from Ilfracombe dated 1st Oct. No. 14 with one from the dear Monkey enclosed. I am so thankful to hear that you are all so well, but disappointed at not getting later news from our dear boy so far away. I do hope & pray that your next may contain an assurance that Kit’s trouble has not returned & that she is in other respects well.

I only returned from Similkameen half an hour since & Green is like a lunatic to be off to Victoria, he is to be married on his arrival. I send this by him to be posted at first P.O. office on reaching the line. I will remain here for about a week, I intend to spend a day or two at Ashcroft, & will probably reach Victoria about the 10th or 13th inst.

All here are well, they are very kind and pressing that I should remain longer, but I have a great deal to do on my return, so far it has been how to get anything done by Green in the Office. I am well, thank God.

You will have seen the news & perhaps J.W.T. & Julia before this can reach you. do try to be cheerful, & enjoy yourself I will write to Frank & Kit in a day or two. the lazy Kit, why does she not write oftener to me? Give my love to E.W. & Cary & to all

May God guard & comfort you my dearest Carry, and our dear ones

Always your devoted husband

P. O’Reilly

I have not had time to read your letter through, have only glanced it over.

Tell the wee man that I will write to him by next chance. Why do you allow him to be so cheeky to you? it is not kindness to him. I wish Kit would write oftener she gets the benefit of all I write to you, but I will write to herself.

Will not the 15th Decr be our wedding day? You are sure to forget it. I cannot, & am always thankful to God for having me so good a wife.

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Why dont you write to some of your old friends out here?

 

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