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PEI Archives Peake Brecken papers 2881/1081
Confidential Montreal 15th Sept., 1855
My dear Sir
Since seeing you I have been placed in most unpleasing and unfortunate circumstances. On my arrival in Quebec I found my Brother in Law Harvey had left the Saturday before and robbed the ordnance chest of a large sum. I hear that he has been deranged from excessive drinking for some time, and has now committed this dreadful deed. My object in writing at this time is to ask you to send me by return post a draft on the B. N. America Bank for L20 this Curry. (currency?) on my fathers accounts. I hoped to have handed Carry over to Addy in Quebec but she was gone and I felt myself so unpleasantly situated I came on here and I shall leave here again tomorrow, I think for Kingston. Please write me the first mail and address F. R. Goodman to be left at Post Office Kingston, Canada until called for. I shall be at much more expense in consequence of keeping Carry and that is the reason I have to ask you this. I have written very fully to Jersey(?) and told him all, and what I have done. May I ask you to see J. Bremner and show him this tell him I will write him soon. We are all very much distressed We are both pretty well, remembrances to all friends, believe me
F. R. Goodman
Notes: Frederick Richard Goodman drowned in Charlottetown harbour 6 Aug., 1859; his sister Caroline Jane Goodman born 4 Sept., 1837; another sister Amelia Adelaide Goodman born 2 May, 1829, married 21 July, 1853 Thomas Brunswick Harvey.